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.
6 December 2016
THE SOCIETY’S PROGRAMME of winter lectures on Saturday afternoons continues on 14 January when Ralph Harrington will be giving an illustrated talk entitled Making Meanings: Interpreting the Decorative Plasterwork of Fairfax House, York.
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.
We wish all our members and visitors to this site a very happy Christmas!
Image: Ceiling of the Great Staircase at Fairfax House, York, with plasterwork of 1762–63 by Giuseppe Cortese and James Henderson (photo © Ralph Harrington)
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