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.
20 March 2017
MADELEINE PELLING has won the York Georgian Society’s Patrick Nuttgens Award for 2017. She is shown in the photograph above receiving the Award from Nick Nuttgens, eldest son of Patrick. The presentation was made on Saturday 11 March at York St John University.
The winner, who received a certificate of high commendation in the previous year’s competition, is now a second-year PhD student in the University of York’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. The cash prize will be used by Madeleine mainly to support essential visits to archives at the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, and the Society of Antiquaries, London. It will also enable her to attend relevant conferences in Sheffield and London.
Patrick Nuttgens (1930–2004), architect, broadcaster and educationist, 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 first 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 working, in any department of the University, on an aspect of the Georgian period.
THE SOCIETY’S PROGRAMME of lectures for 2017–18 is announced: please visit the Lectures page for more information. Members will receive the usual printed programme card in the summer.
Image: © Richard Green