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Welcome to the Regency Society

Since 1945 the Regency Society has been the foremost amenity group working for Brighton and Hove's past and future heritage. The RS encourages excellence in conservation, planning, design and construction through its lectures, campaigns and publications. We care about both the past and future of our city.

What's happening

Next up in the 2023-2024 lecture programme is Karen Averby's talk about Seaside Hotels. The rest of the season's events can be seen on the Events page.

We commented on the devastating fire at the Royal Albion Hotel in a press release, which was covered in the press and on radio. We expressed the hope that restoration will be soon and faithful to the appearance and context of the original.

Our images collection gives a special insight into the history of Brighton and Hove. The revised version of the James Gray Collection of more than 7,500 often unique historic photographs is nearing completion as Historical and Contemporary Images of Brighton and Hove. We also host the Society of Brighton Print Collectors of over 500 images mostly from before the days of photography.

We are working on a number of new projects that will be announced over the coming months. There will be opportunities for participation, so all the more reason to be a member. You can join here if you haven't already.

Meanwhile, we are working on a revised version of this website to bring it up-to-date with a new look, new features and vastly improved navigation.