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.


18 Janurary 2017

NewsTHE SOCIETY’S PROGRAMME of winter lectures on Saturday afternoons continues on 11 February, when Michael Bevington will give an illustrated talk entitled The Changing Face of Stowe. Visit the Lectures page for information about all of this seasonÂ’’s talks, including details of the venue, the Dianne Willcocks Lecture Theatre (DG/017) in De Grey Court, York St John University.

The talk will follow the Society’s 77th Annual General Meeting starting at 2.30 pm. Non-members attending for the lecture should arrive at about 2.50 pm.

The Society’s latest Annual Report will be circulated to members before the AGM. The Summer Programme for 2017 will be included in the same mailing.

PATRICK NUTTGENS CBE (1930–2004) is to be the subject of the Sheldon Memorial Lecture in 2017, given by Dr Jane Crease. An architect, educationist, writer and broadcaster, Patrick Nuttgens was, amongst his wide-ranging activities both locally and nationally, successively Secretary, Chairman and President of the York Georgian Society. Our annual Patrick Nuttgens Award is named in his honour. This lecture will take place in the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, Fossgate, York, on Wednesday 29 March 2017 at 7.00 pm.

Admission to the Sheldon lecture is strictly by ticket only. For further information and an application slip click here. Please note that this lecture is organised by the Sheldon Memorial Trust, from whom tickets should be obtained as directed, and not from the York Georgian Society.

Image: Front cover of Michael Bevington’s book Stowe House, revised edition, 2002

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