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Itinerary (as of 7th April 2018)

Day 1: Wednesday 26th September 2018

1.00 – 1.30pm

Delegates arrive at The Bar Convent (please note that lunch is not provided on Day 1 but The Bar Convent has a café)

1.30 – 3.00pm

Welcome and Session 1 (3 talks)

3.00 – 3.30pm

Refreshments (tea/coffee/water included in ticket price)

3.30 – 5.00pm

Session 2 (1 talk and 1 panel discussion)

5.00 – 7.00pm

Free time (two hours is provided for delegates to take an evening meal. This meal is not included in the ticket price. For nearby pubs and restaurants, see the links page)

7.00 – 7.15pm

Delegates reconvene at Bedern Hall (a cash bar is available at Bedern Hall from 7.00pm. Please ensure you are seated by 7.15pm at the latest)

7.30 – 8.00pm

Welcome to Bedern Hall – An introduction to tonight’s venue by Patrick Michael Smith

8.00 – 8.40pm

Robert Lloyd Parry – Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book. A young Cambridge antiquary discovers the devil in the details of an old book in a medieval town in the French Pyrenees… 

8.40 – 9.00pm

Interval (cash bar available)

9.00 – 9.40pm

Robert Lloyd Parry – The Mezzotint. A ghoulish revenge is enacted within a work of art, before the helpless eyes of a museum curator in Oxford

9.40pm onward

Post-performance socialising (cash bar available)

Day 2: Thursday 27th September 2018

9.45 – 10.00am

Delegates reconvene at The Bar Convent (please note that the walking tour will begin promptly at 10.00am)

10.00 – 1.15pm

Walking tour of York, partly along the city walls, taking in two churches that particularly interested M. R. James – St. Denys, Walmgate and All Saints, North Street – with talks given by expert guides at each. A small cash donation to each Church Fund for their hospitality would be appreciated. (Please note that this walk is approximately 3-4 miles long and may not be suitable for delegates with mobility impairment. For more details, please contact the organisers. Also, there will be no refreshments during the walking tour – please bring a bottle of water if required).

1.15 – 2.30pm

Sandwich buffet lunch at The Bar Convent (lunch on Day 2 is included in the ticket price)

2.30 – 4.00pm

Session 3 (3 talks)

4.00 – 4.30pm

Refreshments (tea/coffee/water included in ticket price)

4.30 – 5.45pm

Session 4 (1 talk and 1 panel discussion)

5.45 – 6.00pm

Closing Remarks and Farewells

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