York Museums Trust book club

YMT Book Club

Who are we? We are a friendly bunch of people who are passionate about history (in the widest possible sense) and books! Please feel free to come along to any or all of the sessions, and don’t worry if you don’t finish the book, or don’t like it: we start with the book, but the discussion can literally end up anywhere – or any time!

Meet-ups take place in the Fairfax Room at the Yorkshire Museum 3pm – 4.30pm unless stated otherwise.

There’s no need to book ahead, just turn up on the day.

Please contact York Museums Trust for details on 01904 687687 or email enquiries@ymt.org.uk.


13 May 2017
The Yellow House by Martin Gayford
An account of the tumultuous nine weeks in which Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin shared a house in the small French town of Arles and ate, drank, talked, argued, slept and painted in one of the most intense and astonishing creative outpourings in history.


10 June 2017
The Double Tongue by William Golding
Published posthumously after his death, Golding’s final novel tells the story of the Pythia, the priestess of Apollo at Delphi who prophesies in the shadowy years of the 1st century BC when the Romans were securing their grip on the tribes and cities of Greece.


8 July 2017
Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
Sophie encounters an enigmatic mentor who introduces her to the history of philosophy, as she tries to find out why she keeps getting postcards addressed to another girl? And who is she? To solve the riddle, she uses her new knowledge of philosophy, but the truth is far stranger than she could have imagined.