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  • Date and time: Sunday 2 June 2024, 2pm to 4pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Meet at the Council for British Archaeology offices, De Grey House, St Leonard's Place (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Learn more about York's fascinating heritage on a guided walk with Neil Redfern, Executive Director of the Council for British Archaeology.

After growing up north of York, Neil has spent the last 22 years living and working in the city and is actively involved in the management of the city's archaeology and heritage. The archaeological ramble will focus on some of the sites and stories that have interested him the most.

The walk will be delivered twice - the morning walk will start at 11am and the afternoon walk will start at 2pm, each lasting approximately 2 hours. The walks will start and finish at the Council for British Archaeology's office.

This event is free to attend but places are limited, so early booking is advised. The event will take place in all weathers, so please come prepared. There will be some sections where the ground may be uneven so please wear appropriate footwear. If you have any mobility issues, please let us know in advance of the walk so we can ensure the walk is suitably placed. The walk will take place within the City Walls, which are mostly pedestrianised but expect the need to use designated road crossings and to encounter uneven surfaces and kerbs. 

You may also be interested in two other Council for British Archaeology events taking place during the Festival: The 'Council for British Archaeology Open Day' on Wednesday 5 June and 'Archaeology Reimagined' on Wednesday 12 June.  


The Council for British Archaeology

The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) is an educational charity working throughout the UK to help people of all backgrounds experience and participate in archaeology. It aims to champion archaeology in all its forms, bringing together community groups, commercial units, academics and heritage organisations to create and share opportunities to discover, take part and be inspired by archaeology. This year the CBA is celebrating its 80th anniversary and will be delivering events and activities throughout the year. 

About the speaker

Neil Redfern is the Executive Director of the Council for British Archaeology, an independent charity, that brings together members, supporters and partners to give archaeology a voice, champion participation and safeguard archaeology for future generations. He has previously worked for Historic England in York for 18 Years as an Inspector of Ancient Monuments and Development Advice Team Leader. During this time, he was responsible for the delivery of Historic England’s statutory advice on planning, listed building and scheduled monument consent applications in Yorkshire. He has an MPhil in Archaeological Heritage Management and Museums (University of Cambridge) and a BA (Hons) in Geography and Archaeology (University of Manchester). He has over 26 years’ experience of cultural heritage management, archaeological fieldwork, survey and assessment and museum practice through working for English Heritage, the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) and the Wordsworth Trust. He is particularly interested in the practical and philosophical challenges of how we value places, work with the wider public and help everyone participate.


Council for British Archaeology

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible