York Georgian Society

York Georgian Society


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.


14 March 2016

HANNAH HOGAN has won the York Georgian Society’s Patrick Nuttgens Award for 2016. A certificate of high commendation, in an extremely competitive field, goes to Madeleine Pelling.

The winner is in the second year of a part-time PhD in the Department of History at the University of York. Hannah Hogan’s thesis, Work, Identity and Sociability in Yorkshire, 1650–1750, will contribute towards a new history of labour in the early modern period, addressing a time-span hitherto little explored by social and cultural historians. The Award will enable her to continue archival research across the historic county of Yorkshire – in record offices at Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Northallerton and Wakefield.

Madeleine Pelling is a first-year PhD student in the University’s Department of History of Art. Her research explores collections of antiquities and natural history objects assembled by women in the eighteenth century, focusing on that of Margaret Cavendish-Bentinck, Duchess of Portland. A smaller cash prize will help to support her visits to archives at Nottingham University and Longleat House, Wiltshire.

NewsPatrick Nuttgens (1930–2004) was the first Director of the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies within the University of York, and successively Secretary, Chairman and President of the York Georgian Society. The Award, named in his honour and initially offered in 2008, is the result of a fruitful collaboration between the Society and the University of York. It provides for a grant to be awarded annually to support a PhD student researching an aspect of the Georgian period.

THE SOCIETY’S PROGRAMME of winter lectures for 2016–17 is announced: please visit the Lectures page for more information. Members will receive the usual printed programme card in the summer.

Image: The late Professor Patrick Nuttgens

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