The Prince Regent loved Brighton and left his mark – not only with the Royal Pavilion but on life in general. What was society like at that time? How did ordinary people live? What did “the seaside” mean? What was the Prince Regent’s cultural legacy? What did people eat and wear? What was the enduring impact of the Regency on the life and buildings of Brighton and Hove?
This weekend is designed for both the knowledgeable and the interested to celebrate the bicentenary of the first full year of the Regency. Simon Jenkins, Regency Society President opens proceedings, with Dan Cruikshank following on with The year 1812. At iconic Brighton venues, including the Brighton Pavilion and the historic Old Ship Hotel, 20 experts will explore many aspects of life at the time.
Topics will range from royal cultural patronage to everyday lives and from Regency food to quack remedies and seaside cures. Events include a recital, a reception and special tours in the Royal Pavilion, plus guided walks around Brighton and Hove’s unique Regency architecture. See programme.
For full details and to book, go to www.regencysociety.org or call 07513 761213. Book before 15 July for discounts on standard rates of £45-£129. Join the Regency Society for further discounts. Click on the contributors to be taken to further information.
Confirmed contributors to the REGENCY SOCIETY WEEKEND:
Simon Jenkins • Dan Cruikshank • Dr Sue Berry • Allan Brodie • Prof Fred Gray •
Prof Tim Hitchcock • Lucy Inglis • Neil Burton • Prof Gavin Henderson • Dr Steven Parissien • Prof Jonathan Woodham • Jackie Marsh-Hobbs • David Beevers • Alexandra Loske •
Nick Tyson • Geoffrey Mead • Prof David Robson • Lucy Adlington • Ivan Day
Organised by The Regency Society of Brighton and Hove, a registered charity, in partnership with The Royal Pavilion and Museums Foundation and the University of Brighton.