28th Oct — Jean MacQuarrie is Editor of the Ackrill Group of Newspapers which includes
the Harrogate Advertiser. She will cover many areas of interest around the topic
of The Role of the Local Newspaper.
25th Nov — Ripley Castle has been the home of the Ingilby family for 700 years. Sir
Thomas is the present owner and 6th Baronet and will talk to us on the subject of
The Ingilbys of Ripley.
27th Jan 2012 — David Bown is Chief Executive of Harrogate Theatre and formerly Artistic
Director at The Castle Arts Centre. Particularly in the present financial climate,
I am sure his talk will be very interesting regarding the past, present and future
of Harrogate Theatre.
24th Feb 2012 — Together with Howard Crawshaw, Malcolm Beer is joint author of the
book of the same title as his talk. He will cover the personalities, conflicts, successes
and setbacks at Ripon Cathedral over the years spiced with amusing anecdotes and
including musical excerpts.
23rd Mar — Bill Cowling is Great Yorkshire Show Director. The origins of the Show
can be traced back to 1837 and we can expect a fascinating account of developments