Talk: Preparing for Major Surgery

Wednesday 11th March 2020, 6.30pm, Ampleforth Village Hall

A talk by Dr David Yates, Consultant Anaesthetist, about Preparing for Major Surgery. Organised by York Teaching Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust. 

For more information contact: Jenny Moreton 01439 788436, Ampleforth Surgery (Chair, Patient Group, Ampleforth Surgery). Admission free.

Talk: Travels with my red bag – in Argentina

Friday 28 February 2020, 7 for 7.30pm, Worsley Arms, Hovingham

An illustrated talk by Barbara Hickman: Travels with my Red Bag, Life in Argentina in the Mid 70’s – work, politics, travel and much more! In the 1970s, a spirited young woman packed a small bag and set off in search of adventure. Hear at first hand, Barbara’s tales of the unexpected on several journeys whilst teaching in Argentina. 

Entry: Free admission (donations collected for Frack Free Ryedale). 

 For more information, contact 01439 770985

Talk: The First World War and Battlefield Archaeology

Wednesday 19 February 2020, 7.30pm, The Library, Malton School, Middlecave Road, Malton, YO17 7NH

Full details of the February lecture in the Friends of Malton Museum series follow:

Alex Sotheran is an archaeological adviser for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and has been a professional archaeologist for almost twenty years. During that time he has also worked in battlefield archaeology since 2003 and this talk is a general introduction to the work he has been involved with on battlefield sites in France and Belgium. The talk explores three different sites, Thiepval, Bullecourt and Serre, the excavations that occurred there and the findings of that work. Also, there is a look at some of the typical war materiel that you would expect to find on a First World War archaeological excavation. This talk demonstrates what can be discovered about the First World War through the archaeological exploration of battle sites.

Admission: Friends Free of charge, Visitors £4.00.

EVENT CANCELLED _ Village meeting about May Day

Thursday 6th February, 6pm, Methodist School Room (by the Green)

This year May Day will be celebrated nationwide on Friday 8 May, to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day. All are invited to this meeting to help the Maypolers decide what should be added to Slingsby’s traditional celebrations to reflect the VE anniversary.

Your ideas and support are essential if we are to make a success of this most important day in Slingsby’s calendar.

Talk: A woman surgeon amongst the Palestinians

Friday 31st January, 2 to 4pm, Gilling East Village Hall, Pottergate, YO62 4JJ

Dr Ang Swee Chai is a Royal London Hospital leading consultant orthopaedic surgeon who has given her time and medical expertise over many decades to Palestinian refugees in camps in Gaza and Lebanon and has quite a story to share. Come along and meet this remarkable doctor.

Entry Free (donations to raise money for refugees in the camps)

Enquiries to Heather Stroud stroudheather@aol.com