Lectures and events 2015-2016
Our lectures this season start on 7 October and cover topics as varied as the public sculpture of Sussex and film as a record of Brighton, with the annual Antony Dale lecture in the Music Room of the Royal Pavilion coming from world-famous architect Quinlan Terry, who will talk about The relevance of classical architecture in today's world.
We also have short tours of the regenerated London Road area and the refurbished Attenborough Centre of Creative Arts at the University of Sussex, plus a day tour of Sussex sculpture. If you have more time to spare, there's a study tour to York and north Yorkshire – and advance warning of a weekend study tour in Cambridge in July 2016. We look forward to seeing you.
Celebrate our 70th anniversary with us
New We're celebrating 70 years of watching over the heritage of brighton and Hove – and arguing for the best new design and planning – with a dinner at St Nicholas' Church on 21 November. Download a booking form and read more...
Cambridge trip 2016
New 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...
The London Road revival
Perfect summer in the Secret Garden
2016 tour to Yorkshire
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..
11 Nov Basil Spence’s University of Sussex campus and arts centre
6.30pm tour of the Attenborough Centre of Creative Arts, Falmer Campus. 7.30pm lecture – Anthony Blee
21 Nov Members’ anniversary dinner: 70 years of the Regency Society St Nicholas Church.
The president of the Society, Sir Simon Jenkins, will attend and give the address. 7pm – fizz and canapés; 7.30pm dinner.
2 Dec Early Victorian photographers in Brighton David Simkin
6 Jan Forum – local topical issue
10 Feb The language of architectural drawings Stephen Adutt
9 Mar Anthony Dale lecture: The relevance of classical architecture in today’s world Quinlan Terry (£12 entrance)
7pm, Music Room, Brighton Pavilion
6 Apr AGM and John Small lecture: Framing Brighton – film as a record of the city David Fisher
23 Apr Day tour: Sussex sculpture Jill and Peter Seddon
May Brighton Festival lecture Date and entry fee to be announced
1-5 Jun Study tour: York and North Yorkshire: neo-classical architecture and modern British art Details and booking here.
25 Jun Garden party at The Secret Garden
16-17 Jul Weekend study tour: architecture of Downing College, Cambridge
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...