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.
9 December 2013
THE SOCIETY’S PROGRAMME of winter lectures on Saturday afternoons continues on 11 January 2014 with an illustrated talk entitled Horse Racing in Georgian Yorkshire to be be given by Dr David Wilkinson.
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.
Of interest to members and other visitors to this site will be the exhibition Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain at the British Library, London, until 11 March 2014. Please follow the link Georgians Revealed for further details.
Image: Doctor Syntax loses his Money on the Race Ground at York, watercolour and graphite with pen and ink, by Thomas Rowlandson, 1820. Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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