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September 2017

Fourth World Congress of Psychogeography

8 September 2017 to 10 September 2017
Huddersfield West Yorkshire United Kingdom
Free

The Fourth World Congress of Psychogeography is taking place in Huddersfield from 8th to 10th of September at the University of Huddersfield's Heritage Quay and the S2R Create Space. Although free to attend, some of the events will require pre-booking. The 4th World Congress of Psychogeography in 2017 brings together people from all walks of life to to Huddersfield this Autumn. With a mix of walks and talks come and find out what it’s all about and take the opportunity…

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Honley Civic Society: Honley – Nature and Naturalists c.1860-1939

14 September 2017 at 7:30 pm
St Mary’s Church Parish Rooms, Church Street
Honley, United Kingdom
Free

An evening talk by Alan Brooke for Honley Civic Society.

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English Clergy on the Eve of Reformation

25 September 2017 at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
University of Huddersfield, Brontë Lecture Theatre (BLG/05), University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom

Presentation by Dr Pat Cullum of the University of Huddersfield. All are welcome to attend. Members of the society attend for free, £2 for non-members. The Brontë Lecture Theatre (room BLG/05) is located on the ground floor of the building marked "03" on the university campus map (PDF).

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October 2017

Kirklees Democracy Commission: Speakers’ Corner – A Living Wage

7 October 2017 at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Empire House (Dewsbury), Wakefield Road
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF12 8DJ United Kingdom

Have you heard about the McDonald’s workers striking over pay? How about the debates over zero-hour contracts? Did you know that one of the first advocates of a fair wage for workers was from Dewsbury? This writing workshop will explore how the idea of ensuring workers receive a fair living wage is as relevant today as it was in Victorian Britain. We will look back to 1894, when Dewsbury MP Sir Mark Oldroyd first made a landmark speech at Pioneer…

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Kirklees Democracy Commission: The Political Game (Hidden Track Theatre Company)

10 October 2017 at 6:30 am to 8:30 pm
Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Road
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF12 8DG United Kingdom

How do we make decisions? Who gets to make decisions? And how do we feel when they are made? This creative and interactive workshop will be hosted by the award winning Hidden Track Theatre Company. The workshop uses familiar games like Scissors-Paper-Stone, Hide and Seek and Piggy in the Middle to explore how we react when the odds are stacked against us and how we change when everything is comfortably in our favour. We'll explore different methods of voting and…

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Honley Civic Society: Eighty Years of Dyeing in Huddersfield – 1850 to 1930

12 October 2017 at 7:30 pm
St Mary’s Church Parish Rooms, Church Street
Honley, United Kingdom
Free

An evening talk by Mike Page for Honley Civic Society.

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Wilshaw Welly Walk

29 October 2017 at 1:00 pm
Wilshaw West Yorkshire United Kingdom

A 5.2 mile circular walk to raise funds for the purpose of purchasing the Wilshaw Village Hall as a community asset. Although a free event, it is expected that attendees will make a donation towards the fundraising. Those wishing to take part should meet at the Church of St Mary the Virgin (postcode HD9 4DZ), Wilshaw, at 1pm. The planned route is detailed in this PDF document. Donations can also be made online via PayPal to wilshaw.village.hall@outlook.com.

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Huddersfield’s Chemical Industry

30 October 2017 at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
University of Huddersfield, Brontë Lecture Theatre (BLG/05), University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom

Presentation by Professor Mike Page of the University of Huddersfield. All are welcome to attend. Members of the society attend for free, £2 for non-members. The Brontë Lecture Theatre (room BLG/05) is located on the ground floor of the building marked "03" on the university campus map (PDF).

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November 2017

Family and Local History Fair

4 November 2017 at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cathedral House, St Thomas' Road
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3LG United Kingdom

Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced family history researcher, or maybe interested in local history, there will be something for everyone. All the different societies and organisations that attend these events, are always very keen and willing to help with advice and guidance on what to look for and where to look, offering helpful hints and tips, based on their own personal experiences. A large number of stands and exhibitors including a variety of family and local…

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Honley Civic Society: Hope Bank

9 November 2017 at 7:30 pm
St Mary’s Church Parish Rooms, Church Street
Honley, United Kingdom
Free

An evening talk by David Cockman for Honley Civic Society.

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