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Satire, Celebrity & Society: Round the House at Fairfax House

27th March 2020 @ 7:00 pm


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The York Research Unit for the Study of Satire presents a series of events in conjunction with Fairfax House and their Keeping up with the Georgians exhibition. Join them for a gala wine reception followed by a lively and entertaining discussion of the state of British satire.


Join us to celebrate the re-opening night of the newly-restored Fairfax House

About this Event

At this exciting event the York Research Unit for the Study of Satire will be launching Fairfax’s new exhibition of prints by eighteenth-century satirist James Gillray, Keeping up with the Georgians and making their own inaugural appearance as a newly-formed Research Unit.

The evening will include refreshments, the opportunity to visit the exhibition and view a new installation by the York Research Unit, and to discuss and learn more about satire from the eighteenth century to the present day, with Drs Adam Smith and Jo Waugh (hosts of the podcast Smith & Waugh Talk About Satire), Dr Olivia Ferguson (Birkbeck University) and Associate Professors Claire Hind and Rob Edgar (YRUSOS).

Find out more about the Unit of Satire on the blog.

Limited free tickets are available. You must register in order to attend the event.

Once you have booked your place, please let us know if you have any access or dietary requirements by emailing ResearchOffice@yorksj.ac.uk

If you are interested in this event you may also enjoy the Interactive Workshops delivered by Dr Olivia Ferguson of Birkbeck University. Tickets can be found here.


27th March 2020
7:00 pm
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Fairfax House
York, YO1 9RN
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