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Workshops and lectures in York to inspire you

Inspire is a unique programme of workshops, lectures and events in York, offering exclusive access to some of the city's most famous spaces with tuition provided by experts in their fields, from artists to photographers, bakers and historians.
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Inspire Living

Spend a day in the beautiful and exclusive surroundings of Bishopthorpe Palace creating stunning floral displays for your home for Christmas.
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Flowers for Christmas

Inspire Events

Discover how science is helping historians to uncover the hidden layer of biomolecular information in medieval parchments.
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Molecules and Manuscripts: the unwritten biographies of books

Inspire Discovery

Join Dr Kaley Kramer as she explores how Francis Drake's 1736 volume Eboracum shaped the perceptions of York in the mid-eighteenth century.
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The city as archive: Francis Drake's Eboracum

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Hats and Huts: Ladies of the YMCA
Join historian Sue McGeever as she discusses the little-known role of the ladies of the Women’s Auxiliary on the Western Front in the First World War.
The preservation of a medieval masterpiece; John Thornton's Stained Glass Apocalypse in York Minster
The Great East Window of York Minster was made between 1405 and 1408. Repaired at least three times during its life, it has been conserved and restored as part of the York Minster Revealed project (2010-16). The director of the project, York Glaziers’ Trust Sarah Brown, will share this story in her illustrated lecture.
Christmas Flowers - Table Decorations
Make a beautiful Christmas decoration to adorn your table that will last the festive season and be admired by family and friends.

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