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Peg-it in the Groves

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - November 20 @ 7:30 pm
Clarence Gardens, Wiggington Road
York, YO31 8NS United Kingdom
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£5

Join us for a fantastic peg-it session in The Groves, we'll be completing a series of mini workouts and running between different locations. This is a sociable and fun fitness session, if you can run for ten minutes without stopping, you'll definitely be fit enough! If you can run much further/faster, you have the option of taking on extra challenges to push yourself too - there is something for everybody. The meet point for the start of the session is on Haxby Road, opposite the end of Neville Street, right outside the park boundary. FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Participants must be aged 16 or over What's the refund policy? We are unable to give refunds for this event but we are happy to transfer your ticket to someone else so long as you send us their details at least 24 hours before the session start time. What should I bring/wear? We're running around exercising outdoors. We don't run anywhere purposefully muddy but it's possible that you will get muddy, so wear trainers and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty and sweaty! We recommend that you carry water.

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7:00 pm

Lecture: Foundling Stories

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fairfax House, Castlegate
York, YO1 9RN United Kingdom
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The Unexpected Fate of Foundling Hospital Children Historian Helen Berry talks about her new book Orphans of Empire: the Fate of London's Foundlings, which charts the surprising fate of nearly 6,000 orphaned and abandoned children raised by the London Foundling Hospital, the most famous charity in Georgian England. Orphans of Empire uncovers the harrowing and often inspiring history of the thousands of children who had to fight for survival before the creation of the modern welfare state. She reveals the surprising truth about the fate of many hundreds of children raised by the charity: toiling, not onboard Royal Navy ships (as was the original mission of the Hospital) but in the fields of rural Yorkshire. Helen Berry is Professor of British History at Newcastle University. She studied history at the University of Durham and Jesus College, Cambridge, and has published extensively on the social history of Georgian Britain. A prizewinning Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Orphans of Empire is her third book. Tickets: £14.00 (Students: £8.00) includes post-lecture wine reception.

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