The York Georgian Society was founded in 1939 to promote the preservation and care of Georgian buildings in and around York, England, while fostering the study and appreciation of them. It is the second oldest society outside London devoted to the Georgian era. The Society’s remit extends beyond architecture and the crafts associated with building to include the arts, culture and society of the period from 1660, the year of George I’s birth, to 1837, the year of William IV’s death.
11 January 2016
THE SOCIETY’S PROGRAMME of winter lectures on Saturday afternoons continues on 13 February when Dr Lesley Miller will give an illustrated talk entitled Forbidden Fruits: French Silks in eighteenth-century Britain. Visit the Lectures page for more information, including details of the venue, the Dianne Willcocks Lecture Theatre (DG/017) in De Grey Court, York St John University.
The talk will follow the Society’s 76th Annual General Meeting. Non-members attending for the lecture should arrive at about 2.50 pm.
The Society’s latest Annual Report will be circulated to members before the AGM. The Summer Programme for 2016 will be included in the same mailing.
Image: Design for silk, possibly by Jean Revel, c.1735–39 (Victoria & Albert Museum, London, E.1861:105-1991, purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund and National Heritage Memorial Fund)
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