Let's talk about the kind of city we would like to live in! This evening is a social, convivial event where we will chat about the kind of city we would like to encourage Brighton and Hove to become and what the RS might do to help. Everybody will have a chance to have their ...continue reading "Regency Society Conversation: Brighton and Hove, a city for people"
A spectacular loan from Her Majesty The Queen is on display at the Royal Pavilion. The culmination of a collaborative venture between Royal Collection Trust and the Royal Pavilion & Museums, over 120 remarkable decorative works of art that were originally commissioned by the Prince Regent have been relocated from Buckingham Palace and re‐united in ...continue reading "A Prince’s Treasure, From Buckingham Palace to the Royal Pavilion, The Royal Collection Returns to Brighton"
Annual General Meeting followed by the John Small Lecture POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE The society’s annual general meeting will be held at 7pm on Wednesday 1st April at the Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF. The formal notice and agenda for the AGM can be found here. The Society’s annual report and accounts can be ...continue reading "AGM & lecture on 1 April POSTPONED until further notice"
Due to the coronovirus pandemic we have cancelled this event 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 ...continue reading "Day tour of Lancing College Chapel and Steyning CANCELLED"
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 ...continue reading "Seaside Seduction: How the Moderns lost their stays"
This lecture is no longer 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 Hill and Elm Grove, and the children’s industrial school in Woodingdean. Who ...continue reading "Brighton Workhouses"
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 ...continue reading "The Lost Streets of Brighton in the James Gray Collection"
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 ...continue reading "The Making of a Modern City: Brighton & Hove 1875-1914"
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 ...continue reading "Hippodrome History"
A recording of this talk by Dr Janet Pennington was previously available to view here but has now been removed. This is a chance to browse the streets, lanes and twittens of a small country town in West Sussex with a history that goes back well over a thousand years. This virtual walk leads you through ...continue reading "An illustrated walk around Old Steyning Town"
by Dr Sue Berry. In the mid 1820s, Brighton was a large and prosperous resort with a long, famous frontage and some very striking leisure buildings where visitors could meet. The Pavilion, revamped in an Indian style, and the Chain Pier became popular subjects for prints and paintings. A secure future beckoned. Yet, by the ...continue reading "Brighton c1830-1855 – from successful Regency resort to troubled early Victorian one (part 1 of a 2 part talk)"
By Dr Sue Berry. Between the later 1850s and 1870, Brighton’s expansion greatly affected the surrounding parishes, particularly Hove. This took place in spite of the controversies which appeared in the national press such as the poor sanitation and its links with infections in all social classes, and the unsuccessful attempts to quash Anglo-Catholicism in ...continue reading "Brighton and Hove c1855 – 1870 – a successful Victorian seaside resort with controversial health issues (Part 2 of a 2 part talk)"
Duke of Wellington Pub, Shoreham. image: David Robson An Illustrated talk by David Robson. Three generations of Denmans ran an architectural practice in Brighton over a period of a hundred years. During that time, they completed hundreds of buildings across Sussex including such landmarks as Lewes Town Hall, the Hove Club, The Brighton Masonic Centre, ...continue reading "A Denman Century – The work of Samuel, John-Leopold and John-Bluett Denman, 1876 to 1982 (part 1 of a 2 part talk)"
Citizen's Building Society, Brighton, portrait of JL Denman by Joseph Cribb_web. Image: David Robson An Illustrated talk by David Robson. Three generations of Denmans ran an architectural practice in Brighton over a period of a hundred years. During that time, they completed hundreds of buildings across Sussex including such landmarks as Lewes Town Hall, the ...continue reading "A Denman Century – The work of Samuel, John-Leopold and John-Bluett Denman, 1876 to 1982 (part 2 of a 2 part talk)"
an illustrated talk by Elizabeth Darling, reader in architectural history at Oxford Brookes University. This lecture will consider how new forms of self-consciously modern identities created new forms of architecture in 1920s and 1930s England. It will trace how gay men and women, determinedly single professionals and pioneering social reformers worked with architects to produce transformed and transforming spaces both ...continue reading "Making it new: gender, identity and modernism in English architecture"