Lectures and events 2016


















Brighton Festival Lecture 27 May

(Now fully booked)
Past historic, future perfect: new buildings in historic settings.
The Society's David Robson discusses the sensitivities of the built environment with Eric Parry and Richard Griffiths, who have recently completed projects in the College, and Peter Clegg, the architect responsible for the masterplan for the Royal Pavilion Estate. Drinks: 6.30pm. Discussion: 7.30pm. Brighton College, Eastern Road. 


Yorkshire study tour, 1-5 June 2016
A study tour to Yorkshire from 1-5 June 2016 will take in Nottingham Contemporary en route to a hotel in York less than ten minutes walk from the Minster. There will be an opportunity to explore the walled city between coach outings to Castle Howard, Fountains Abbey, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the new Barbara Hepworth Gallery. Read more...


The summer garden party is now open for booking 
It's that time of year again. This year's party is on 25 June from 12.30 - 15.30 in the Secret Garden on Bristol Place. We hope that this year’s party will be even better than last year’s success, with lots of canapés, wine and soft drinks. Each ticket includes a glass of wine or a soft drink and extra supplies can be bought from the bar. We cannot promise the weather will be sunny but can guarantee a get-together of warmth and enjoyment. This is an event for members and their guests only. Click here to order your tickets


Cambridge trip, 16 -17 July 2016


With its combination of neoclassical and 20th century architecture, Cambridge University's Downing College is a fascinating foundation – and the Regency Society's visit in the summer of 2016 promises participants a unique insight into its development and life. Read more...


About our lectures

Unless otherwise specified, lectures take place at 7pm on Wednesdays at City College, Pelham Street, Brighton. They are free apart from the Anthony Dale and Brighton Festival lectures.

We have adopted the Prince George as our preferred post-lecture watering hole, where you can talk to the speaker over a drink and meet the Society’s officers and trustees. Entrance is free – please remember your membership card. We'd be delighted if you gave us a donation to defray the considerable costs of the lecture series. City College offers full wheelchair access, good public transport connections and ample parking nearby. Read more...


Gift Aid and lecture admission

To qualify for Gift Aid – and keep membership fees down – we’re no longer charging non-members for admission to our lectures, apart from the Antony Dale annual lecture at the Pavilion, when every audience member must buy a ticket. Read more..


Related events - other societies
Sussex Archaelogical Society has an event in Lewes that may be of interest to RS members. The Age of Luxury: the Georgian Country House and its setting c1700-1820 in October.  

Recent events 


Our 2015-2016 lecture season is now finished and we're working on 2016-2017. This year, we covered topics as varied as the public sculpture of Sussex and film as a record of Brighton, with the annual Antony Dale lecture in the Regency Room of the Old Ship Hotel from world-famous architect Quinlan Terry, who spoke about the Crisis in Architecture. 


Brighton and Hove in film

Historian David Fisher's fascinating and funny John Small lecture on Brighton in film was such a hit that he piqued the interest of everyone there and ran out of copies of his book, Cinema-by-Sea, which he was offering at the special price of £5 (normal price £14.99 if you go to Waterstones). If you were disappointed or would like to learn more about cinema and film in Brighton and Hove (the still above comes from Jigsaw), he's very kindly extended the offer. Click here for details. 





Sussex Sculpture Tour

Alsion Minns reviews a great Regency Society day out in West Sussex on 23 April Read more.. 

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