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Events at the record office

Find out all the latest news from the county record office, including details of forthcoming talks, workshops, events and exhibitions.

This page is updated regularly so please return to check for new activities and events. The latest news and events are:

Lunchtime lectures

Our lunchtime lecture talks begin at 12.30pm and last for around 45 minutes with time for questions afterwards. Admission is £2, which includes light refreshments. Advance booking is not necessary.

Future lectures are:

  • 1 July 2016 - Body snatching in the North of England 1740-1832 by Suzie Lennox;
  • August - no lunchtime lecture; and
  • 30 September 2016 - The archive of the Graham family of Norton Conyers by Maxine Willett.

Attics and Acres roadshow, Saturday 16 July 2016 - 10am to 3pm

Attics and Acres is our Heritage Lottery Fund supported project opening up access to the archive of the Graham Family of Norton Conyers.

Exhibitions and demonstrations will reveal stories from the house which inspired the tale of the mad woman in the attic in Jane Eyre. Which member of the family was poisoned and who was the black sheep?

Have fun playing a Victorian parlour game and discover how one of the treasures of the archive, an autograph album including the signatures of Lord Byron and Thomas Jefferson, has been restored to its former glory in a practical conservation workshop.

Find out more about the project in our Attics and Acres blog at

Admission is free and includes light refreshments. Booking not necessary.

This page was last updated on 1 June 2016