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September 2020

Seaside Seduction: How the Moderns lost their stays

September 9 at 7:00 pm - October 13 at 11:30 pm

It gives me great pleasure to introduce our first lecture of the 2020/2021 lecture series and also our first online lecture. Online lectures have several advantages over the traditional format - not least that you can listen to them several times if you wish. Many members will remember Alan Powers' engaging lecture on John Piper's Brighton Aquatints in 2018. This thought-provoking follow up contextualises Piper in the artistic and architectural traditions  and  wider attitudes of the 1930s. If you would…

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October 2020

Brighton Workhouses

October 14 at 7:00 pm - November 10 at 11:30 pm

James Gardner will present the lecture. This online lecture is available on this page at the time shown above. It will also be available on the Regency Society's Youtube channel for as long as the lecturer is happy for it to be available. You can read more about the Regency Society's use of Youtube here. This talk seeks to discover what life was like for the thousands of people who passed through—and in many cases died in—the town’s workhouses: Church…

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November 2020

The Lost Streets of Brighton in the James Gray Collection

November 11 at 7:00 pm - December 8 at 11:30 pm

Mary McKean will present the lecture. This online lecture is available on this page at the time shown above. It will also be available on the Regency Society's Youtube channel for as long as the lecturer is happy for it to be available. You can read more about the Regency Society's use of Youtube here. James Gray was particularly fascinated by sights which were about to become demolition sites. In the mid twentieth century in particular several entire streets in…

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December 2020

The Making of a Modern City: Brighton & Hove 1875-1914

9th December 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8th January 2021 at 11:30 pm

David Fisher will present this deferred John Small lecture. This online lecture is available on this page at the time shown above. It will also be available on the Regency Society's Youtube channel for as long as the lecturer is happy for it to be available. You can read more about the Regency Society's use of Youtube here.   At the end of the 19th century the Regency core of Brighton was surrounded by a much larger town of terraced…

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