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

5 February 2018

News

THE SOCIETY’S PROGRAMME of winter lectures on Saturday afternoons concludes on 10 March when Dr Adam Bowett will give a talk entitled Thomas Chippendale’s Neo-Classical Marquetry: Design, Material and Methods. This will mark the tercentenary of the birth of Britain’s most famous and influential furniture-maker. 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 lecture will be preceded, at 2.30 pm, by the presentation of the Society’s Patrick Nuttgens Award 2018 (which was open to PhD students at the University of York researching aspects of the Georgian period).

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Image: Detail from one of the Panshanger cabinets, c.1773 (Trustees of the Firle Settled Estates)