Spalding Gentlemen's Society

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The Spalding Gentlemen’s Society, one of the oldest learned societies in the Kingdom and the earliest provincial association for the encouragement of antiquarianism, was founded by Maurice Johnson (1688-1755), “The Antiquary”, of Ayscoughfee Hall, Spalding.

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On 08/07/1916 local man Cecil Wiles was killed at Ypres, read about one woman’s devotion. Objects from Spalding Gentlemen’s Society on Display at Charity Foundation Launch in London. On Armistice Day 2021 Objects from the Spalding...

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Founded in 1710, the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society is Britain’s oldest surviving provincial learned society. Since 1955, its charitable purpose has been: ‘To promote and foster among the public knowledge, appreciation and the study of …’ what we now call the Arts, Sciences and Humanities. It is a membership society that welcomes women, notwithstanding its history and name. Membership is open to anyone aged eighteen or over.

welcome along

What We Do?

Founded in 1710, the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society is Britain’s oldest surviving provincial learned society. Since 1955, its charitable purpose has been: ‘To promote and foster among the public knowledge, appreciation and the study of …’ what we now call the Arts, Sciences and Humanities. It is a membership society that welcomes women, notwithstanding its history and name. Membership is open to anyone aged eighteen or over.

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Musing from the Museum 21.

On 08/07/1916 local man Cecil Wiles was killed at Ypres, read about one woman’s devotion. Objects from Spalding Gentlemen’s Society on Display at Charity Foundation Launch in London. On Armistice Day 2021 Objects from the Spalding...