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The Rowntrees and the Power of Reading
3rd October 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm £3
The Rowntree family had a passion for making learning more widely accessible to all, through public libraries, adult literacy and leisure-time reading. They were instrumental in the creation of the city library (York Explore) and branch libraries, as can be seen on the foundation plaque found just inside the main entrance.
In her illustrated talk Bridget Morris will explore some of the fascinating aspects of the legacy left by the Rowntrees, both in their world-famous factory and more widely across the city of York.
The talk will take place in the Marriott Room