Creating a new fiscal constitution in post-war Japan

In the latest tax history talk, Professor Martin Daunton from the University of Cambridge, addressed the subject of how the Japanese tax system was reformed following World War II. This restructuring has been described as  “the most dramatic tax reform programme ever launched in a modern industrial nation…”. In his talk, Professor Daunton combined the economic and fiscal history of Japan in the late 1940s, with the story of two experts dealing with the same problem. …read more

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Race

The Master and three Company members ran in the 11th Inter-Livery Pancake Race organised in Guildhall Yard on Shrove Tuesday. There were four categories – Masters, Liverymen, Ladies and a novelty race. All have to wear appropriate attire including gowns for the Master and Liveryman. …read more

Guild of Scriveners York Quiz Night

On 2nd February 2015 WCOTA we were thrilled to return to the Guild of Scriveners York Quiz Night this time taking two teams.

This was a delightful evening held at York Rugby Club where the beer is excellent and pie, chips and peas are provided as part of the evening - salmon for the vegetarians! …read more