Applications for funding are available for projects that fall within the objects of the Sheldon Memorial Trust

Education Projects

Find out more about our school's project aimed at promoting education in the history of the City of York

Essay Prize

Each year a prize is given to the best unpublished essay on an original subject relating to history literature or the arts associated with the City of York


What is Sheldon memorial Trust?

The Sheldon Memorial Trust was established to perpetuate the memory of Oliver Sheldon.

A Director of Rowntree and Company Limited, Oliver Sheldon was a scholar and a man of wide culture who made an outstanding contribution to art and culture of the North. He was founder and first Chairman of York Georgian Society, co-founder and first Secretary of York Civic Trust and a prime mover in the establishment of the Borthwick Institute in St Anthony's Hall and the Summer Schools which became the foundations of the University of York.

The Sheldon Memorial Trust is a registered charity Number 529733. 


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