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December 2022 Update (2)

 Heritage at Risk 2022 Revealed

The Georgian Group's 2022 top 10 Heritage at Risk list has now been revealed on our website.
We aim to highlight the plight of neglected and at risk eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century listed and unlisted buildings and landscapes that could and should have a brighter future.  The publicly nominated buildings on this list have been selected because they are empty and unused, may have been subjected to severe decay and their futures remain uncertain.  The list includes once stately country houses, estate outbuildings, a former chapel, a mill and even a London townhouse. This year’s group desperately need our attention, as do those not included on this list, but featured on our Instagram @thegeorgiangroup. Our thanks go to Michelle Behr, for compiling this list. Click here to view the full list. 

2023 marks the 300th anniversary of the death of Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723), Britain’s greatest architect.

We are delighted to announce Wren300, a festival of symposia, lectures, concerts, children’s activities, and research projects, celebrating the life of Wren on the 300th anniversary of his death. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous benefactor, the Georgian Group has been central to the planning of the festival, providing a secretariat that has both enabled the building of a consortium of interested parties and the commissioning of a dedicated website, which is now online.

As part of the festival, the Georgian Group’s 2023 Symposium, convened by Dr Geoffrey Tyack, will explore the post-1688 architectural work of Sir Christopher Wren, and its legacy in Britain and the British diaspora, down to the 20th century. With the generous support of the President of Trinity College Oxford, it will take place on Saturday 15th April 2023. Click here for tickets.

The Georgian Group wishes our members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Our offices will be closed from Friday 16th December and will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January. 

Georgian Group Events

The full event programme for the first half of next year is now live on our website. Some highlights are listed below. 
Members get a discounted ticket rate for online and in-person lectures. Many of the online lectures will be recorded and will be available for ticket holders to re-watch for a limited period of time after the event takes place; please look on the individual event listings to find out which talks will be recorded. All lectures (both online and in-person) start at 6.30pm.
Beilby Porteus, Bishop of London & Beilby Porteus, Boy Slave: Two Lives in an Age of Empire
Desirée Baptiste, a London-based writer and researcher, brings together two lives, one, vastly chronicled, the other, virtually silent, and both, inextricably intertwined in an age of Empire. Click here for tickets. 
This is an in-person lecture
The Earl of Sheffield and Sheffield Park
John Baker Holroyd, first earl of Sheffield (1735–1821) was a client of James Wyatt and patron of Edward Gibbon. In 1769 he purchased Sheffield Park in Sussex for £31,000, employing James Wyatt to redevelop the house in Gothick style, and Capability Brown and Humphry Repton to lay out the park. Sue Berry will discuss this interesting character and his collaboration with Wyatt. Click here for tickets. 
London Visit: Camden Place, Chislehurst
Camden Place, at Chislehurst, Kent is a grade II* listed building which has, since 1894 housed Chislehurst Golf Club. The house features Georgian architecture by George Dance and James ‘Athenian’ Stuart as well as panelling from the Chateau de Bercy, described as possibly the best French interior in England. Click here for tickets. 
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