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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

Regency Society Garden Party 2024

The Society’s annual garden party will be held at the Secret Garden in Bristol Gardens, Kemp Town between 2.30pm and 5.00pm on Saturday 15 June 2024.

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Tudor to early Georgian Brighton

11 June-9 July 2024

The Regency Society's first summer school will be conducted by Dr Sue Berry.

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The Art & History of Normandy

10–14 September 2024

A team from the Regency Society have designed this unique tour themed on the work of the Impressionists. The tour is fully booked but there is a waiting list.

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An extra lecture

We have added another talk to the 2023-2024 lecture programme to mark the 150th anniversay of St Bartholomew's Church.

At the AGM our honorary treasurer and four trustees were elected. See the new full list of officers and trustees. The revised constitution was ratified and is now on the website.

For the latest comments about planning applications by our Joint Planning Forum with Hove Civic Society, see the Latest news items.

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

Meanwhile . . .

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.

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.