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.
13 February 2017
THE SOCIETY’S PROGRAMME of winter lectures on Saturday afternoons concludes on 11 March when Dr Carolyn Anderson will give a talk entitled The Art of Depicting with a Soldier’s Eye: Paul Sandby and the Military Mapping of the Highlands. 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, at 2.30 pm, by the presentation of the Society’s Patrick Nuttgens Award 2017 (which was open to PhD students at the University of York researching aspects of the Georgian period).
Image: East View of Edinburgh Castle, by Paul Sandby (one of a set of drawings presented to the Board of Ordnance as specimens of the artist’s ability for the post of draughtsman to the Military Survey in Scotland), pen and black ink, 1746–47 (© Trustees of the British Museum, London)
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