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The Regency Society has campaigned since 1945 for Brighton and Hove's past and future heritage. This continues today. The society encourages excellence in conservation, planning, design and construction. We care about both the past and future of our city.

We comment and campaign, often with other organisations whose interests we share. Consultation on key planning matters and campaigning to protect our heritage are at the heart of our work. Our regular discussions also encourage other people to join in and contribute.  See our news page to read about our current concerns.

Our images collection help others to appreciate and enjoy our heritage. Containing over 500 prints and 7,500 often unique historic photographs, they give a special insight into the history of Brighton and Hove.

The original version of the James Gray Photographic Archive remains available but has been completely revised as Historical and Contemporary Images of Brighton and Hove. We also host the Society of Brighton Print Collectors of images mostly from before the days of photography.

In addition, regular events open to the public highlight topics linked to our interests. We also run occasional visits, tours and social events for members. Read about our lectures and events.

Our members receive regular updates on our work. We'd be delighted if you would like to join us. Read about our publications


The committee meets monthly (except in August). Committee members are elected for a period of 3 years. The annual general meeting takes place in the spring each year. If you are interested in joining the committee (vacancies sometimes occur during the year) or working to help the Society please contact us. 

Who we are: current officers and trustees.

The Regency Society's history
Our founding fathersAntony Dale
The historical relationship between the Regency Society and the Royal Pavilion
The Regency Society today

Annual reports
ConstitutionContact us
Election rulesJoin us
President and Vice PresidentsPrivacy Policy
Events PolicyAbout this website
Membership Rules