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January 2019

Eric Lyons and Span

16th January 2019 at 7:00 pm
Brighton Metropolitan College (formerly City College), Pelham Street
Brighton, United Kingdom
Free of charge

Lecture by Elain Harwood, researcher at Historic England and co-editor of the Twentieth Century Society Journal. Eric Lyons set up Span in order to revive the concept of ‘developer-architect’. He set out to build spacious homes at affordable prices using simple construction and off-the-peg materials. Span designs created car-free environments with separate parking courts and placed heavy emphasis on high quality communal landscaping. Park Gate in Hove was built by Span. Other Span developments can be seen in Richmond and Blackheath…

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February 2019

A Life in Architecture

6th February 2019 at 7:00 pm
Brighton Metropolitan College (formerly City College), Pelham Street
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Free of charge

Lecture by Kate Macintosh,  a retired architect, celebrated for her ground-breaking work in the public sector. She worked for the London Borough of Southwark where she won an internal competition to design the acclaimed Dawsons Heights and also for Lambeth where she designed a sheltered housing scheme, 269 Leigham Court Rd, which was listed grade II in 2015. Taking early retirement in 1995, she went into private practice with George Finch. Their most important commission was an adventure playground and play-hall for the…

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Brighton and Hove then and now in James Gray’s photographs

20th February 2019 at 6:30 pm
The Keep, Woollards Way
Brighton, BN1 9BP United Kingdom
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£8

Work has been gathering momentum with over 70 volunteers working over recent months on a new website for our historic images based on the James Gray Collection. This evening we shall hear from Chris Horlock, photographer, author, photographic collector, local historian and close collaborator with James Gray about some of the images in the James Gray Collection, and his work alongside James Gray. There will also be a short presentation about the progress of the project to create the new…

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March 2019

The Monuments Men and Women

6th March 2019 at 7:00 pm
Royal Pavilion Music Room, Pavilion Buildings
Brighton, BN1 1EE
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Price to be confirmed

The Antony Dale lecture by Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of the newly reconstituted Historic England. He will give a brief illustrated talk on how England’s heritage has been protected and the challenges we face in keeping it. He will be joined by Gavin Henderson for a general discussion and Q&A session. Duncan Wilson OBE became Chief Executive of the newly formed Historic England in May 2015. Prior to that Duncan was Chief Executive of the Alexandra Park and Palace Trust from…

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April 2019

The Architecture of John Leopold Denman

3rd April 2019 at 7:00 pm
Brighton Metropolitan College (formerly City College), Pelham Street
Brighton, United Kingdom
Free of charge

Lecture by David Robson, architect and former Professor of Architecture in the University of Brighton. David is a former Vice-Chair of the Regency Society. John Leopold Denman was a leading architect in Brighton between the two World Wars and was noted for his restrained, if slightly unconventional, Neo-Georgian architecture. His surviving buildings include the offices for the Brighton Herald in Pavilion Buildings (now ‘All-Bar-One’) and the Allied Irish Bank in Marlborough Place. He was a founding member of the Regency Society…

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June 2019

Merseyside Study Tour

9th June 2019 - 13th June 2019
Merseyside Liverpool, United Kingdom
£460 – £555

The last few places remain for our tour of Merseyside in June 2019. The tour is being organised with a company called Tailored Travel and will be led by Delia Forrester, Roger Hinton, Richard Carroll and Richard Robinson, all trustees of the Society. The tour will run from Sunday 9 June to Thursday 13 June 2019.  Travel will be by luxury coach from and to Brighton and the 4 nights’ accommodation will be in the **** Mercure Hotel on Liverpool’s…

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