Lectures and events 2013-2014
How can old buildings find new uses? Who were the family behind the Stanmer Park estate? Can moderist architecture sit happily in a historic context? These are among the questions we'll be exploring in our 2013-2014 programme of lectures and events, which include a day trip to Stanmer, a tour of Italian Renaissance cities and, of course, our annual garden party.
Bubbling up, our 2013 garden partyNew You asked for an earlier time for our annual garden party, so this year's celebration of the great English summer starts at 4pm on Saturday 29 June. You said you enjoyed Marine Square (as the pictures show), so we're back again. The price of tickets is still just £10. Read more...
A day at Stanmer House
New A guided tour of the house and its surrounds by Sue Berry with buffet lunch and talks by Sue Berry on The Pelhams of Stanmer House and Park and David Robson on Nichols Dubois, Palladio’s four books and English Palladianism. Tickets £25, including refreshments and lunch. Please send cheques to Lesley Clarke at Oak Lodge, 49 Palmeira Avenue, Hove, BN3 3GE. Read more...
Three classic Italian cities
Major event for 2014
Following the success of the REGENCY SOCIETY WEEKEND in October last year, you asked us to stage another major event. We're aiming for 2014 and we'd love to hear your ideas. Read more...
Chichester tour – and a private view
New 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...
Our 2013-2014 lecture season starts with a joint event at St Michael and All Angels on 6 September 2013 and runs through to the John Small lecture after the AGM on 2 April 2014. Lectures through to January 2014 have been agreed and all dates are confirmed. More titles will be added shortly.
6 September 2103
New into old – Karljosef Schattner, architect of Eichstaett
Schattner's work in the Bavarian town of Eichstaett demonstrates how old buildings can be restored and given new uses, while new buildings can be inserted successfully into an historic context.
£5, all proceeds to the church. Organised by the Friends of St Michaels.
7.00 pm, St Michael and All Angels, Victoria Road.
6 November 2013
Sir Thomas Lawrence, George IV and the Defeat of Napoleon
Jennifer Scott, curator for the Royal Collection Trust
Jennifer has been associated with a number of exhibitions in the Queen’s Gallery. She is currently working on the Waterloo Chamber at Windsor Castle.
4 December 2013
Urbino: the conservation and renewal of an historic city
The Society’s 2014 study tour includes a visit to the tiny renaissance city of Urbino. John McKean will describe how architect Giancarlo
de Carlo was responsible for revitalising the city’s historic fabric and enhancing it with exemplary new buildings, a story which
offers lessons in the care and planning of historic towns.
15 January 2014
Wells Coates: Modernism in Brighton and beyond
Elizabeth Darling, author of a recent monograph on architect Wells Coates
Topical debate – details to come
5 March 2014
Annual Antony Dale Lecture – details to be come
Royal Pavilion Music Room
2 April 2014
John Small Lecture (after the AGM)
Buildings at Risk – details to come
• Unless otherwise specified, lectures take place on Wednesdays at City College, Pelham Street, Brighton BN1. They all start at 7pm. We have adopted the Breeze Brasserie in Trafalgar Street 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 to members – please remember your membership card. Guests and non-members are charged £3 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...