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

15 January 2018

News

THE SOCIETY’S PROGRAMME of winter lectures on Saturday afternoons continues on 3 February, when Ann-Marie Akehurst, a member of the Society’s committee, will give a talk entitled The Battle of the Asylums: York at the Centre of a Cause Célèbre in the late Eighteenth Century. This replaces the lecture Doncaster in the Eighteenth Century by Richard Hewlings, announced in the printed programme circulated to members. We apologise for the change and hope to re-arrange Dr Hewlings’s talk for a later date.

Dr Akehurst’s talk will follow the Society’s 78th Annual General Meeting starting at 2.30 pm. 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.

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.

For previous news articles, please visit the News Archive.

Image: Perspective View of the North Front of the Retreat near York, by W. Archibald, etching and engraving, 1813 (Wellcome Collection)