York Georgian Society

York Georgian Society

Welcome

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.

News

4 December 2017

News

THE SOCIETY’S PROGRAMME of winter lectures on Saturday afternoons continues on 13 January when Philip Newton will be giving an illustrated talk entitled Polite and Impolite Pleasures in Georgian Life: A Study of Sexual and Gender Identity in the Eighteenth Century.

We apologise for the following change to the lecture details given for Saturday 3 February 2018 in the printed programme circulated to members. Unfortunately, Richard Hewlings has had to cancel his talk on Doncaster in the Eighteenth Century, owing to unforeseen circumstances. However, we are pleased to announce that Ann-Marie Akehurst, a member of the Society’s committee, has kindly agreed to step in his place with a lecture entitled The Battle of the Asylums: York at the Centre of a Cause Célèbre in the late Eighteenth Century. We hope to re-arrange Dr Hewlings’s talk for a later date.

Visit the Lectures page for information about all of this season’s talks, including details of the venue, the Dianne Willcocks Lecture Theatre (DG/017) in De Grey Court, York St John University.

We wish all our members and visitors to this website a very happy Christmas!

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Image: Detail from A Morning Frolic, or the Transmutation of Sexes, by an unidentified printmaker after John Collet, coloured mezzotint, c.1780 (Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection)