Lectures and events 2014-2015

 

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 explored in our 2013-2014 programme of lectures and events, which included a tour of Italian Renaissance cities and our annual garden party. Our programme for 2014-2015 will be announced soon.


A castle, a dolls' house, an artist – an eclectic trip

New The Society’s visit to Windsor Castle and Cookham was based on the theme of war, represented by the castle’s Waterloo Chamber and the effect World War I had on artist Stanley Spencer. And there was still time to see Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House. Read more...

Magical tour of three Italian cities

New More than 20 adventurous and inquisitive travellers visited Urbino, Ravenna and Ferrara with the society in June. The magic of Italy did not disappoint. Read more…
 

Conservation is a priority in planned improvements to the Pavilion Estate

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

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

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

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...

2014-2015 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. Our new lecture programme will be announced soon


 

• 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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