Dr Peter Addyman CBE FSA served as our President from October 2015 until October 2019. He was Director of the York Archaeological Trust from its foundation in 1972 until 2002, and the driving force behind the creation of the Jorvik Viking Centre.

Formerly lecturer in archaeology at the Queen’s University of Belfast and the University of Southampton, he has been an Honorary Professor in the Universities of Bradford and York. He has been President of the Council for British Archaeology, the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, and the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, and was founding Chairman of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.

In 2016 he was awarded the President’s Medal of the British Academy for his outstanding contributions to making archaeology and heritage publicly accessible.

Dr Addyman says “York Civic Trust needs a strong voice and the support of people who recognise the importance of its role. We are open to all. You could make an important contribution to our organisation – our members are our eyes and ears, and the more powerful our voice, the more chance we have of influencing decisions.”