The C F A Voysey Society

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The CFA Voysey Society has been founded to celebrate the work of the architect and designer Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857-1941), one of the leading figures in both the Arts and Crafts movement and its immediate successors.

It is the Society’s objective to encourage research into all aspects of Voysey’s life and work and to help to maintain his legacy. Amongst other activities, the Society hopes to develop a programme of lectures and visits around the country.

The Society gathered at Broad Leys, near Windermere in the Lake District, on Thursday the 29th September 2011 for their inaugural meeting.

CFA Voysey Society’s Aims and Objectives

The Voysey Society has been founded to celebrate the life and work of architect and designer Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857-1941), one of the leading figures in the Arts and Crafts movement.

    The Voysey Society’s aims are to:

  • assist in protecting and preserving the original character and amenities of Voysey’s designs, buildings and other objects
  • inform and educate the public about Voysey’s work so as to increase its appreciation and understanding of the design philosophies and qualities involved
  • undertake and promote research in connection with Voysey’s work and any other related matter
  • and promote the dissemination of the results
  • focus on buildings and objects designed by Voysey which are considered to be at risk
  • provide assistance to the owners of Voysey buildings, furniture, textiles and other artefacts in respect of fundraising, conservation, repair and maintenance, and sympathetic use
    Amongst other activities, the Voysey Society will:

  • develop a programme of meetings, exhibitions, lectures and visits throughout the country
  • and facilitate and encourage relevant publications in all formats.

“Never look at an ugly thing twice. It is fatally easy to get accustomed to corrupting influences.” C.F.A Voysey