The Society's seal and three photographs

Previous years' programmes

2016 Programme

27Jan, 6.00, Monthly meeting, Matt Perry, Commemorating the Jarrow Crusade: why the Crusade remains relevant today. Follow this link for a brief report. This was also the Anniversary Meeting; follow this link for the Agenda.

24 Feb, 6.00, Monthly meeting, Roz Southey, A Good Night's Entertainment: music in 18th century Newcastle. Follow this link for a brief report

30 Mar, 6.00 Monthly meeting, Jonathan Bush, Hidden Gems: the manuscripts and rare books in Ushaw College Library. Follow this link for a brief report, including some of his pictures.

27 Apr, 6.00 Monthly Meeting, Andrew Fletcher,The Cosmos, Kant and Thomas Wright of Durham. This was also our AGM; follow these links for the AGM notice, and for the Annual Accounts for 2015. The Annual Report for 2015 is also on the website.

4 May, 11.00, Tour of the SANT Library and the treasures of its collection, free to SANT members.

14 May, Country Meeting, Free flow visit to Temple Newsam Hall and Gardens, birthplace of Lord Darnley.

25 May, 6.00, Monthly Meeting, Greg Finch, Owners and Agents; managing a large lead business in the 18th century North East. Follow this link for a brief report.

Sir William Blackett (1621-1680), who created the lead mining business. Artist unknown, but has been attributed to John Riley. Picture courtesy Sir Hugh Blackett.




Spirit of the Staithes, sculpture on Blyth seafront. Picture from John Griffiths

In the future, don’t forget your past