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.
17 February 2014
THE SOCIETY’S PROGRAMME of winter lectures on Saturday afternoons concludes on 8 March when James Lomax will give a talk entitled Lord Raby and his Silver Cistern: His Excellency's Perquisite. 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.
This lecture will be preceded by the presentation of the Society’s Patrick Nuttgens Award 2014 (which was open to PhD students at the University of York researching aspects of the Georgian period).
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.
Also of interest will be the handsome and informative new publication Georgian Architecture & the Georgian Society for East Yorkshire, by Austin Redman and David Neave. Please follow the link Georgian Society for East Yorkshire Publications for further information and details about ordering.
Image: Silver cistern by Philip Rollos, 1705–6 (Temple Newsam House/Leeds Museums and Galleries)
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