Online access

Part of the festival programme will be streamed online for ticket holders. Watch live on the 26th and 27th of April, or access the recorded talks at a later date.


At York


The De Grey Rooms, built 1841-42, is an important example of Early Victorian public architecture built by private subscription, contributing to our understanding of public buildings. The site is also an example of urban military architecture, and a comparatively rare example of a high status military entertainment building.


York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals. Since the 7th century, the Minster has been at the centre of Christianity in the north of England and today remains a thriving church rooted in the daily offering  of worship and prayer.


Talks will be held in the De Grey Rooms unless otherwise specified in the festival programme.



The Festival locations - both the De Grey Rooms and York Minster - are very Central so parking is very limited and you may consider alternative means of transport.

For information about travel and accommodation, see the Visit York website.



All venues, including York Minster, are wheelchair accessible and have accessible toilets. There is a lift in the De Grey Rooms and all sessions and catering will be in the one room. Please advise stewards in advance or contact if you would like additional support.



Your ticket price includes the cost of catering at the following meal times: supper on Friday, lunch and supper on Saturday. Teas and coffees at break times on Friday and Saturday.


Festival bookstall

Church House bookshop/ RSCM will providing a book stall with a wide range of books, resources and music.



All information about the programme and timings was correct at the time of publication. However, the organisers reserve the right to make changes due to circumstances beyond our control.



If unable to attend an in-person event, HA&M will refund in full the amount paid if cancellation is at least three months prior to the event date: 50% of the amount paid will be refunded if cancellation is at least one month prior to the event date. No refund is possible after that date.



Carl Jackson
Adrian Bawtree
Alison Barrington
Joanna Forbes L'Estrange
Peter Aiers
Peter Asprey
Andy Thomas
Robert Sharpe
Ebor Singers
Pete Gunstone
Tansy Castledine
Alexander L’Estrange
Philip Moore
Roxanna Panufnik
Hannah Davey
James Gilchrist
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell
William McVicker
Tom Daggett
Victoria Johnson
Nicholas Riddle