Work has begun on two new projects which will be delivered through the 1988 Charitable Trust. Working with York schools The Company will provide opportunities to develop learning and broaden and deepen current studies.



The Merchant Adventurers’ Experience

Key stage two children in York have the opportunity to visit the Hall and learn about the Merchant Adventurers and the links to their area of study.  Whether studying Tudors, Medieval England or the history of trade, visits will bring to life the history of their city and its people. All visits are fully funded by the Charitable Trust, including transport to and from school.
For more information about this project or to book your school’s visit contact Rebecca Francis Ch***********@me***************.org



Merchant Adventurers ISSP Partnership

In 2023 The Company will be launching a new partnership with the York Independent State Schools Partnership (ISSP).  Forty year 10 children will have the opportunity to spend six weeks learning about business, enterprise and commerce delivered through the expertise of the ISSP with mentoring from Merchant Adventurers. This initiative is a wonderful opportunity for the children to learn about business start-ups, problem solving, idea development, branding and marketing and pitching ideas.  Perhaps the beginning of their journey to becoming Merchant Adventurers of the future.
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Discovery Lectures

Our long-standing partnership with the University of York will be further developed with the introduction of a third Discovery lecture in 2023 focusing on Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.



Arts Discovery Lecture

On Wednesday 16th November we held our annual Arts Discovery event at the Hall. Professor Helen Smith, Head of English and Related Literature at the University of York presented the lecture: Proving the Round Earth is Round: Rediscovering Reformation England with John Rastell.


John Rastell was a 16th century Lawyer, Printer and Renaissance Man. A friend of Thomas More and a witness to the tumultuous reign of King Henry VIII. To view the talk click on the link here.