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The Regency Society runs lectures, discussions, social events and tours

We run lectures throughout the winter months on varied topics of interest to those who care about Brighton and Hove's built heritage. We also run social events and tours. Read more about our forthcoming events


Our lectures usually take place at 7pm on Wednesdays at the Friends' Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton.  Most of them are free (though we are grateful for donations to defray the cost), and everyone is welcome. There is usually no need to book. The venue offers full wheelchair access and good public transport connections. Parking is somewhat further away.  There is usually an opportunity to meet the speaker and other members in a pub nearby afterwards. 

Our annual Antony Dale lecture, usually in the spring, is held in the Music Room of the Royal Pavilion. This event is charged and includes a glass of wine.


From time to time we hold discussion fora on topical issues, inviting local experts and opinion formers to contribute to what is usually a lively discussion. Recent topics have included the sea-front and tall buildings.

Social events

We hold an annual garden party in the summer and there is usually a social event in the winter months. Social events are for members and their guests.


There are tours every year - some are one day coach tours to places of interest nearby whilst others last for several days. We visit places where the architecture is interesting and there is much to learn of interest and relevance to Brighton and Hove. In recent years we've been to Yorkshire, Cambridge, Glasgow, Bohemia and northern Italy.

Members usually report that one of the most enjoyable aspects of the tours is the opportunity to spend time with other members.

How to join the Regency Society