York Georgian Society

Lecture Programme

Winter 2017–18

Saturday 14 October

Madam Britannia: Church and Nation in the Eighteenth Century

Dr Emma Major, Senior Lecturer, Department of English and Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York

Saturday 18 November

Disaster on the Monongahela 1755: British Reactions to Braddock’s Defeat in North America

Dr Leighton James, Associate Professor of History, University of Swansea

Saturday 2 December

The Trials of Josiah Wedgwood or the Rise and Fall of Jasperware

Dr Richard Johns, Lecturer, Department of History of Art, University of York

Saturday 13 January

Polite and Impolite Pleasures in Georgian Life: A Study of Sexual and Gender Identity in the Eighteenth Century

Philip Newton, Volunteers Coordinator, York Museums Trust

Saturday 3 February (following the Annual General Meeting)

The Battle of the Asylums: York at the Centre of a Cause Célèbre in the late Eighteenth Century

Dr Ann-Marie Ackhurst, independent scholar and RIBA Affiliate

Saturday 10 March (following presentation of the Patrick Nuttgens Award 2018)

Thomas Chippendale’s Neo-Classical Marquetry: Design, Material and Methods

Adam Bowett, independent furniture historian and Chairman of the Chippendale Society

Time and Place

Lectures are at 2.30pm
(doors open at 2pm).

Dianne Willcocks Lecture Theatre (DG/017), De Grey Court, York St John University,
Lord Mayor’s Walk, York YO31 7EX

De Grey Court is the new building on the corner of Lord Mayor’s Walk and Clarence Street.
Buses 1, 5 and 6 stop nearby.

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All are welcome.

For members of the Society admission is free.
For non-members there is an admission fee of £5 for each lecture.

Lecture Archive

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Header image: Detail from ‘Prospect of a Noble Terras Walk’, York, by Charles Grignion, etching and engraving, 1756 (© York Museums Trust: York Art Gallery. YORAG: R2510)