Harrogate - Annual Lunch with Guest Speaker

Harrogate - Annual Lunch with Guest Speaker

Harrogate - Annual Lunch with Guest Speaker
Sunday 20 October 2019, 11.30am BST
Past event
Past event
Sunday 20 October 2019, 11.30am BST
  • Formal dinner
Hosted by the Cambridge Society of North and West Yorkshire
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
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Alumni and guests are invited to join the Cambridge Society of North and West Yorkshire for their annual lunch, with guest speaker Miles Taylor, Professor of Modern History at the University of York.

We are delighted to welcome Miles Taylor, Professor of Modern History at the University of York. He joined the department in 2004, having studied history at the Queen Mary University of London, Harvard, and Cambridge and previously taught at Southampton, King’s College London, and Cambridge (where he was a research student at St John’s, a Research Fellow at Girton, and a Fellow of Christ’s). Between 2008 and 2014 he was seconded to the University of London as Director of the Institute of Historical Research. During 2014-16 he was the holder of a sabbatical Leverhulme Trust Major Research Award.

He is a member of the Research Advisory Committee of the National Portrait Gallery and sits on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of British Studies. He has previously served on the grants award panels of both the Economic & Social Research Council and the Arts & Humanities Research Council. Recently he was commissioned by Cambridge University Press to be the General Editor of its new five-volume History of Britain.

Prof Taylor's research focuses on 19th-century British history, especially radical politics and Chartism, the history of parliament in this period, the interaction between Empire and the political system and the historiography of Victorian politics and culture. The title of his talk to be given at the Annual Lunch will be announced closer to the event.


  • Gather from 11:30 in the hotel bar
  • 12:15 Move into the dining room
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • After lunch: Professor Miles Taylor followed by Q&A and close

The Menu:

H1 Smoked Salmon Mousse, Apple and Celery Salad, Melba Toast

H2 Double Baked Cheese and Chive Soufflé, Apple and Walnut Salad (V)

H3 Homemade chicken and ham croquette, Sweet Chilli Dressing


M1 Roast Leg of Lamb with Garlic, Rosemary and Caramelised Onions

M2 Sautéed Breast of Chicken, Tomato, Mushroom, Shallot, and Tarragon Wine Sauce

M3 Roasted Fillet of Salmon, Herb Risotto, Dill and White Wine Sauce

M4 Butternut Squash Risotto topped with Parmesan Shavings, served with a Balsamic dressed Rocket Salad(V)


D1 Apricot and Frangipane Tart, Vanilla Ice Cream

D2 Ultimate Crème Brûlée served with Homemade Shortbread

D3 Freshly baked Profiteroles, topped with Chocolate Sauce

Tea or Coffee with Chocolate Mints

Booking information

If you would like to attend this event please contact the event organiser David Hutton-Squire, by the 30th September with your menu choices using the link below.

For particular dietary requirements, do talk to the Hotel, but perhaps keep me in the loop as I must count everyone’s choices to pass on to the Hotel.

£25.50 Per Person

Booking for this event is now closed.


Ascot House Hotel
United Kingdom
Location information: 

Parking: In the nearby streets. There is limited space adjacent to the hotel.

Please will the mobile leave space adjacent to the hotel for the less mobile.