The Middleham Jewel is a fascinating lozenge-shaped jewel which was found in North Yorkshire in 1984. Kate Gils will reflect on the accounts of its discovery and the interpretations of its meanings when discovered. Initially thought to be a man’s object, analysis has shown that it is closely linked to the lived experiences of women, whose roles within great aristocratic families revolved around the production of an heir to continue the family line. Kate Giles is a senior lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. Refreshments served. Cost £8 member, £10 non-member.