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

20 November 2017

News

THE SOCIETY’S PROGRAMME of winter lectures on Saturday afternoons continues on 2 December when Richard Johns will be giving an illustrated talk entitled The Trials of Josiah Wedgwood or the Rise and Fall of Jasperware.

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 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.

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Image: The Crowning of a Kitharist or The Apotheosis of Homer, modelled by John Flaxman for the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, jasperware plaque, c.1778–79 (© The Trustees of the British Museum, London)