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York Georgian Society

Founded in 1939 and dedicated to the preservation, study and appreciation of the Georgian heritage of the City of York

Buildings | Casework | Collaborations

Lectures | Events | Awards

People | Places | Publications

Who Are We?

York Georgian Society was founded in 1939 to promote the preservation and care, and to
foster the study and appreciation, of Georgian buildings in and around the City of York. It
is one of the oldest societies in the world devoted to the Georgian era, and the second oldest
such society in Great Britain outside London.


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.

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 Events

  • YGS post AGM Lunch
    YGS post AGM Lunch
    Sat, 09 Mar
    York
    09 Mar 2024, 12:00 – 14:30
    York, Bartle Garth, St Andrewgate, York YO1 7AL, UK
    We hope you will be able to join us for lunch at 12 noon after the AGM at the Bedern on Saturday March 9th 2024. It gives members the opportunity to meet in a relaxed way over a delicious lunch, before the afternoon talk, at 2 30pm in the York Medical Society Rooms.
  • 'Reflexions on decayed magnificence’: nostalgia in Georgian Britain
    'Reflexions on decayed magnificence’: nostalgia in Georgian Britain
    Sat, 09 Mar
    York Medical Society
    09 Mar 2024, 14:30
    York Medical Society, 23 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW, UK
    Hannah Rose Woods takes us through the ways in which people in Georgian Britain looked back to the past.
  • Wentworth Woodhouse Visit
    Wentworth Woodhouse Visit
    Wed, 24 Apr
    Wentworth Woodhouse
    24 Apr 2024, 10:30 – 15:30
    Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth, Rotherham S62 7TQ, UK
    An opportunity to visit one of England’s greatest Georgian country houses and view the latest developments in its ambitious conservation and restoration programme.
  • YORK AND THE GEORGIAN CITY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
    YORK AND THE GEORGIAN CITY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
    Sat, 18 May
    King’s Manor, York
    18 May 2024, 10:15 – 19:00
    King’s Manor, York
    The aim of this conference is to re-evaluate the notion of York as a Georgian city. It will examine to what extent York can be described as a ‘Georgian’ city, and whether that label is relevant or meaningful in the present.
  • Italian Cantatas by Handel, performed by Iestyn Davies
    Italian Cantatas by Handel, performed by Iestyn Davies
    Sat, 28 Sept
    York
    28 Sept 2024, 18:30
    York, St. Helen’s Square, York YO1 9QL, UK
    For our first ever Georgian concert, the Society's President, Iestyn Davies, will be performing four Italian cantatas by Handel accompanied by members of the English Concert, in the beautiful setting of York Mansion House.
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