Lectures and events 2013-2014

 

How can old buildings find new uses? Can moderist architecture sit happily in a historic context? What is Concrete poetry? These are among the questions we'll be exploring in our 2013-2014 programme of lectures and events, which include a tour of Italian Renaissance cities and our annual garden party.


2014 garden party – save the date

New Enjoy the sunshine, fabuous food, drinks and conversation at Marine Square's beautiful seafront gardens for our annual garden party on 28 June. Read more...

Conservation is a priority in planned improvements to the Pavilion Estate

New Heritage will be centre stage in the planned raft of improvements to the Royal Pavilion Estate, we were promised at an evening held exclusively for Society members as part of extensive consultations. Read more...

Bunkers and brutalism

New Jonathan Meades, who gave our annual Antony Dale lecture, shares his A-Z of brutalism. He describes it as Concrete poetry and argues that it is a much misunderstood architectural style. Read more...

The return of the annual dinner

New Our annual dinner returned on 1 February at St Nicholas Church –  a wonderful venue for a great evening. Read more...

Windsor Castle and the Stanley Spencer Museum

27 April 2014
Waiting list After the success of Jennifer Scott’s lecture on Regency portrait painter Thomas Lawrence, we are organising a coach trip to Windsor Castle, where we’ll see the famous Waterloo Chamber, and the Stanley Spencer Museum in Cookham. 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...

Our sparkling 2013 garden party

Last year's celebration of the great English summer were blessed by beautiful weather, fabulous food and sparkling drinks and conversation in the seafront gardens of Marine Square – and we're already looking at dates for 2014. Read more...


Three classic Italian cities

Waiting list What makes a city? The Regency Society's 2014 tour to Italy takes in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage city centres of Urbino, Ravenna and Ferraro to explore the power of great town planning and visit remarkable if less well-known old and new buildings in towns of the Marche and the Po valley. Read more...


Chichester tour – and a private view

Our spring visit to Chichester on 28 April began with an unscheduled stop to admire Worthing's Park Crescent, continued at the Goodwood Sculpture Park, a guided walk around Georgian Chichester led by local historian Alan Green and tea at Sennicotts, a Regency country house owned by the Rank family. Read more...

2013-2014 lectures


Our 2013-2014 lecture season started with an examination of new uses for old buildings on 9 October 2013 and runs through to the John Small lecture on buildings at risk after the AGM on 2 April 2014.



9 April 2014 at the Brighthelm Centre (please note change of venue and date)             
John Small Lecture (after the AGM)  
Buildings at risk
Orchestrated by trustee Jamie Wright, a group of members will each make the case for saving one of the city's buildings at risk, proposing a new (or continuing) use. The audience will then be asked to vote on which building should be saved.


• Unless otherwise specified, lectures take place on Wednesdays at City College, Pelham Street, Brighton BN1. They all start at 7pm. 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. All are welcome to provide 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...

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