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September 2022

Antony Dale Lecture: Restoring the Madeira Terrace

September 28 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Pavilion Music Room, Pavilion Buildings
Brighton, BN1 1EE
£12.50

The terrace and arches were designed by Brighton borough surveyor Philip Causton Lockwood and opened in 1890. They have been closed to the public since 2012. In this year's Antony Dale Lecture, Lian Harter, senior project lead at the heritage consultants Purcell, will describe the first of four phases of her company's work on the restoration of the stricken 865m-long cast-iron terrace. This is one of the city's most important developments of a major landmark. The project will include four…

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October 2022

Seaside Hotels

October 19 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue
Brighton, BN3 2PJ
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Free

A Regency Society free lecture by Karen Averby All are invited. No need to book. Since Brighton emerged as an exclusive resort in the 18th century, its varied visitors have required accommodation. In the early days newly built houses were leased for the ‘season’, but increasing visitor numbers led to the growth of commercial ventures, and permanent establishments—some quite luxurious. The grander seafront hotels of the 19th century were designed in the fashionable architectural styles of the time and represent…

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November 2022

The Victorian House

November 16 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue
Brighton, BN3 2PJ
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Free

A Regency Society free lecture by Kit Wedd All are invited, no need to book.   The Victorian Building Site: the system of speculative suburban development, house planning and architectural style, the trades involved in constructing the house, and the hierarchy of labour on the building site.   Kit Wedd is a historic buildings adviser, a trustee of the Victorian Society and author of several books about old buildings. She worked for the Victorian Society, Historic England and the consulting…

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