Learning centre

Every month we get enquiries that range from questions about period buildings and how to maintain them to requests for information about the development of Brighton and Hove. This  section of the website aims to share some information and ideas. It's expanding all the time – do let us know if you have any requests or suggestions.

Why Queen Victoria sold the Pavilion. The railway had a lot to do with her decision.
Bunkers and brutalism – Jonathan Meades gives the A-Z of a misunderstood architectural style.
George's giraffe was the first of these exotic beast to reach England. Alexandra Loske tells its story.
Housing density is a vexed question in Bright and Hove but there must be rational answers, argues David Robson
• How Constable's Brighton home was identified – and earned a blue plaque
• The secrets of the Queen's Road burial ground
• Keep in touch with local history at the Keep
• A vanished local landmark – the Castle Inn

Basil Spence revisited on the 50th anniversary of his work at the University of Sussex
Brighton Belle – or are we bland? Perhaps we get the buildings we deserve.
• The impact of the Localism Act on planning
• Green with envy? How period homes can join the eco revolution

Living with sash windows joins fact sheets about bungaroosh and lath and plaster
• Save our architectural features: the Brooking Collection
• The story of the exemplary restoration of St Stephen's
Our heritage: Regency, Victorian and 20th century Brighton and Hove
Buildings at risk
• Sources of information about planning applications, how to make them, monitor them and object to them
• An introduction to The James Gray Collection – thousands of historic photographs of Brighton and Hove for you to explore online
Decorative (and educational) panels celebrating Regency, Victorian and 20th century Brighton and Hove
Plaque trails through Kemp Town, the Old Town and the area around the floral clock that bring bring to life the people behind commemorative plaques, plus a sculpture trail courtesy of one of our new season lecturers, Antony Mcintosh
Links to related societies and resources


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