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January 2020

The SPAB Approach and Honesty in Architecture

15th January 2020 at 7:00 pm
Friends’ Meeting House, Ship St
Brighton, BN1 1AF
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Free

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) was founded by William Morris, Philip Webb and others in 1877 to campaign for, advise on and support honesty in the restoration of old buildings. The society’s director will describe the principles and how they are put into practice. Matthew Slocombe was SPAB’s head of casework before becoming the society’s director. He is Secretary of the Joint Committee of the National Amenity Societies and a member of the Conservation Committee of…

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February 2020

Brighton College: The School of Science and Sport

5th February 2020 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brighton College, Eastern Road BN2 0AL. + Google Map

As the new year begins, Brighton College’s £55m School for Science and Sport will open to pupils. Designed by world-renowned architects OMA, the centre will boast a cinema-style auditorium linked up to science departments across the globe, 18 university-standard laboratories, six break out spaces for personal research and tutorials, a 25 metre pool, a strength and conditioning suite, a rooftop running track with panoramic views and a double-height sports hall. Brighton College have granted the Regency Society a tour of…

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Social event: where do we go from here?

19th February 2020 at 7:00 pm
Friends’ Meeting House, Ship St
Brighton, BN1 1AF

We invite your opinions. This is a ticketed event with limited places. Further information and details will be on the website in due course.

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March 2020

A Prince’s Treasure – Antony Dale Lecture

4th March 2020 at 7:00 pm
Friends’ Meeting House, Ship St
Brighton, BN1 1AF

Over 120 works of art originally commissioned by the Prince Regent have been returned on loan from Buckingham Palace and are now on display at or close to the places they originally occupied. Nicola Turner Inman will describe some of the prince’s treasures. Nicola Turner Inman is an assistant curator of Decorative Arts (Projects) at the Royal Collection. The evening will be introduced by Alexandra Loske. This is a paid-for event with a limited capacity of 90 people, for which a…

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April 2020

AGM + Behind the Front: The Expansion of Brighton and Hove 1875-1914

1st April 2020 at 7:00 pm
Friends’ Meeting House, Ship St
Brighton, BN1 1AF
Free

Annual General Meeting followed by the John Small Lecture Behind the Front: The expansion of Brighton and Hove 1875-1914 So many of the familiar streets of the city were built towards the end of the nineteenth century and during the Edwardian era. David Fisher will describe the rapid expansion in housing and how this was supported by infrastructure developments in transport, health care, retailing, sanitation and entertainment. David Fisher is a trustee of the Regency Society, a local and media historian and…

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June 2020

Day tour of Lancing College Chapel and Steyning

28th June 2020

Morning Tour of Lancing College Chapel, To complement the talk given on 4 December 2019, Jeremy Tomlinson will lead a guided tour around the chapel.   Afternoon Tour of Steyning Dr Janet Pennington will lead a walking tour of Steyning. Jeremy Tomlinson is Steward of Lancing College Chapel. Janet Pennington is a Steyning historian and member of the Wealden Buildings Study Group, who has researched much of the town’s long history via its archaeology, prolific documentary sources and buildings. She has undertaken…

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