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What's on: Appreciation


York Georgian Society regularly hosts a series of talks covering all aspects of Georgian history, architecture, society and culture. The lectures programme runs from October to February each year and is free for members and £8 for non-members. You can register for the events below and add them to your calendar although no advanced booking is required.

In 2024, the talks will take place on Saturday afternoons at 2.30pm at York Medical Society, Stonegate, York, YO1 8AW. You can find more information about the venue here. Please contact us for information on accessibility. 


In 2024, the York Georgian Society will be trialling a number of other activities for our members, and non-members interested in our work. Check back here for updates. 

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Upcoming Events

  • YGS post AGM Lunch
    YGS post AGM Lunch
    Sat, 09 Mar
    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.
    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
    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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View Past Talks

View the 2022-2023 lecture programme here
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