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November 2018

Restoring Madeira Arches

November 7 at 7:00 pm
Brighton Metropolitan College (formerly City College), Pelham Street
Brighton, United Kingdom
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free of charge

The Madeira Arches need major restoration. The Council has raised over £460,000 through a crowd-funding campaign, £10,000 of which was donated by the Regency Society. However, this is only a fraction of the amount needed for complete restoration. Our event on will help us understand how the problem has become so serious and what now needs to be done. We will also ask how the arches might be used once they have been restored. There will be plenty of opportunity…

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13,000 New Homes for Brighton and Hove- What, Where, How?

November 21 at 7:00 pm
Brighton Metropolitan College (formerly City College), Pelham Street
Brighton, United Kingdom
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We all know that there is a housing crisis. The city plan identifies sites for 13,000 new homes. The likely need is well over twice that number. This raises some big questions. What sort of homes do we need to build? Where can these new homes be built? How can land, finance and ambition be brought together to get development moving? A panel of expert speakers will help us try to find answers. There will be plenty of time for…

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December 2018

Brutalism

December 5 at 7:00 pm
Brighton Metropolitan College (formerly City College), Pelham Street
Brighton, United Kingdom
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A lecture by Simon Henley, with RS trustee Kate Jordan. Simon Henley is the co-founder of the award-winning practice Henley Halebrown and was UK Public Building Architect of the Year in 2011. Simon is the author of The Architecture of Parking and Redefining Brutalism and writes for ArchDaily. He teaches on the MArch programme at Kingston University and is currently studying for a PhD. Simon’s previous research has explored public perceptions of the relationship between Brutalism and the Welfare State,…

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January 2019

Eric Lyons and Span

16th January 2019 at 7:00 pm
Brighton Metropolitan College (formerly City College), Pelham Street
Brighton, United Kingdom
Free of charge

Lecture by Elain Harwood, researcher at Historic England and co-editor of the Twentieth Century Society Journal. Eric Lyons set up Span in order to revive the concept of ‘developer-architect’. He set out to build spacious homes at affordable prices using simple construction and off-the-peg materials. Span designs created car-free environments with separate parking courts and placed heavy emphasis on high quality communal landscaping. Park Gate in Hove was built by Span. Other Span developments can be seen in Richmond and Blackheath…

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February 2019

A Life in Architecture

6th February 2019 at 7:00 pm
Brighton Metropolitan College (formerly City College), Pelham Street
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Lecture by Kate Macintosh,  a retired architect, celebrated for her ground-breaking work in the public sector. She worked for the London Borough of Southwark where she won an internal competition to design the acclaimed Dawsons Heights and also for Lambeth where she designed a sheltered housing scheme, 269 Leigham Court Rd, which was listed grade II in 2015. Taking early retirement in 1995, she went into private practice with George Finch. Their most important commission was an adventure playground and play-hall for the…

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Brighton and Hove then and now in James Gray’s photographs: social event

20th February 2019 at 6:30 pm
The Keep, Woollards Way
Brighton, BN1 9BP United Kingdom
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Work has been gathering momentum with over 70 volunteers working over recent months on a new website for our historic images based on the James Gray Collection. This evening we shall hear from Chris Horlock, photographer, author, photographic collector, local historian and close collaborator with James Gray about some of the images in the James Gray Collection, and his work alongside James Gray. There will also be a short presentation about the progress of the project to create the new…

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March 2019

The Monuments Men and Women

6th March 2019 at 7:00 pm
Royal Pavilion Music Room, Pavilion Buildings
Brighton, BN1 1EE
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The Antony Dale lecture by Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of the newly reconstituted Historic England. He will give a brief illustrated talk on how England’s heritage has been protected and the challenges we face in keeping it. He will be joined by Gavin Henderson for a general discussion and Q&A session. Duncan Wilson OBE became Chief Executive of the newly formed Historic England in May 2015. Prior to that Duncan was Chief Executive of the Alexandra Park and Palace Trust from…

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April 2019

The Architecture of John Leopold Denman

3rd April 2019 at 7:00 pm
Brighton Metropolitan College (formerly City College), Pelham Street
Brighton, United Kingdom
Free of charge

Lecture by David Robson, architect and former Professor of Architecture in the University of Brighton. David is a former Vice-Chair of the Regency Society. John Leopold Denman was a leading architect in Brighton between the two World Wars and was noted for his restrained, if slightly unconventional, Neo-Georgian architecture. His surviving buildings include the offices for the Brighton Herald in Pavilion Buildings (now ‘All-Bar-One’) and the Allied Irish Bank in Marlborough Place. He was a founding member of the Regency Society…

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June 2019

Merseyside Study Tour

9th June 2019 - 13th June 2019
Merseyside Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Your committee have been working hard on a very special study tour from Sunday June 9th until Thursday June 13th (four nights). Our destination via luxury coach is Merseyside, with most of the emphasis on the exciting City of Liverpool. Home of the Beatles, Cilla Black, Ken Dodd, Bill Shankley, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Arthur Askey, April Ashley, John Bishop, Bessie Braddock, Kim Cattrall, Rex Harrison, Terry Leahy, Robert Runcie, Peter & Anthony Schaffer......Few cities of this size (Pop about 475,000) can claim…

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