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Science Places and Things: A York walk

  • Monday 12 June 2017, 12.00PM to 1pm
  • Free admission
    Booking required
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  • Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens (map)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Event details

Come join us for a guided walk and change your perceptions of York’s history. The York Science Trails Group aims to highlight the city’s important and interesting scientific people and locations: from Alcuin, anemometers and atomic science to bears, botany and zoos.

Find out why York’s history is far bigger than Vikings, Romans, royalty and religion. Hear about:

  • the Archbishop’s son who changed the course of British science
  • York’s hyena and the museum it led to
  • an escaped bear in York Museum Gardens and his journey by stage-coach to London
  • volcanoes and York scientists’ close escapes
  • political wranglings in York Medical Society
  • cholera, death and disease
  • the two Thomas Laycocks and Gate Helmsley asylum
  • a deaf astronomer who discovered flashing stars at the age of 20
  • Tukes, Rowntrees, health and social science
  • York’s young female student who became a Nobel prizewinning astronomer
  • the Botanist from Bootham who ended up in charge of Kew Gardens
  • George Stubbs the artist at York County Hospital.

This event is aimed at adults and interested children aged over ten years old, but all children are welcome.

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