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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Dr Andrew Gant is an Oxford based musician, author and academic. He is a composer, singer and was formally organist and choirmaster at the Chapel Royal.  Among his books is "The Carols of Christmas" described...

Musings from the Museum 22

The Rise of the Private Madhouse in the 18th Century. One of the topics considered permissible to be discussed in the Society was medicine. The eighteenth century saw various doctors and surgeons join as members. With...

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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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Music at Christmas.

Dr Andrew Gant is an Oxford based musician, author and academic. He is a composer, singer and was formally organist and choirmaster at the Chapel Royal.  Among his books is "The Carols of Christmas" described...

Musings from the Museum 22

The Rise of the Private Madhouse in the 18th Century. One of the topics considered permissible to be discussed in the Society was medicine. The eighteenth century saw various doctors and surgeons join as members. With...