Members and Non-members are invited to talks (usually illustrated) given by invited speakers at the Soroptomists’ Rooms, Otley Street, at 7.30 on the first Wednesday of the month, October to May.  The charge is £3 non-members and £2 members (except AGM night, which is free to members).

Speakers cover the wide range of the Society’s interest in the past, present and future of Skipton and achieving its aims of making Skipton a town where people can enjoy living, working and playing whilst appreciating its heritage.

We provide more information about talks at

Our programme for 2017/2018 is

4th October 2017. Anne Buckley: The men of Raikeswood Camp. Anne will talk about the German prisoners at Raikeswood Camp in WW1 and their English guards.
1st November. Gillian Thom: Nature in the city, the value of urban green space. Gillian is course tutor of the BSc in Conservation and Countryside Management at Craven College.
6th December. Danielle Daglan: The re-development of Skipton Town Hall. Danielle is Venue and Programme manager at Skipton Town Hall.
3rd January 2018. Ron Crossley: A History of Skipton Water Supply. Ron will talk about the continuin quest for and development of safe and reliable sources of water to meet the growing needs of Skipton from earliest times to the present.
7th February. Jim Robinson and Don Barrett: The Addingham Archive. Jim will talk about Addingham Civic Society and Don about the Addingham Archive – what it holds and how it has been developed, with pictures old and new of the village.
7th March. Claire Nash: Mill-owners and Dons – the Sidgwick family of Skipton. Claire will talk about members of the Sidgwick family and their influence on life in Skipton during the 19th century.

4th April. Britain on Film on Tour: Rural Life.  A film from the Independent Cinema Office using archival film of rural life.  See for more details.

2nd May. AGM and Members’ Night.