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September 2020

Seaside Seduction: How the Moderns lost their stays

9th September 2020 at 7:00 pm - 31st December 2021 at 12:00 am

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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November 2020

The Lost Streets of Brighton in the James Gray Collection

11th November 2020 at 7:00 pm - 31st December 2021 at 11:30 pm

This online lecture is also  available on the Regency Society's Youtube channel for as long as the lecturer is happy for it to be available. https://youtu.be/iQmyexhLRdw 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 Brighton disappeared to be replaced by new development. These streets feature strongly in his collection. Where were…

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December 2020

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

9th December 2020 at 7:00 pm - 31st December 2021 at 12:00 am

David Fisher presents this deferred John Small lecture.   It is available on this page and on the Regency Society's Youtube channel for as long as the lecturer is happy for it to be available. It has two parts: Part 1: https://youtu.be/gFfj-pUKk2k Part 2: https://youtu.be/KxxxsdaKiek   At the end of the 19th century the Regency core of Brighton was surrounded by a much larger town of terraced housing, churches, schools, shops, parks, railways, trams, theatres and other amusements. Since the…

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January 2021

Hippodrome History

January 13 at 7:00 pm - December 31 at 7:00 pm

David Fisher presents this lecture which is available to view here: https://youtu.be/f3JdWu6bzx4   It is also available on the Regency Society's Youtube channel for as long as the lecturer is happy for it to be available.   Brighton Hippodrome may be on the verge of a new life. New owners have been carrying out urgent repairs and are considering the way forward for the magnificent but derelict Grade II* building. David Fisher, who has worked on the project for a…

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