Heritage & Research: bridging the gap

26 October 2016

The Heritage Alliance’s next Heritage Debate takes place on Wednesday 26 October 2016 in the Adelphi Suite, The Waldorf Hilton, Aldwych WC2B 4DD.  I do hope you’ll join us. This one explores how heritage research influences public and private sector decision-making – or not. Millions of choices are made every day while champions like The Heritage Alliance and its members need to access relevant and timely evidence to support our advocacy.

 This debate will hear from experts with academic, property and political perspectives on how the transfer mechanisms work in practice and what might be done to strengthen them. Our Chairman, Loyd, will introduce the evening, before handing over to HLF Chief Executive Ros Kerslake (former Alliance Trustee) who will chair a panel of distinguished speakers: Dr Oliver Cox, University of Oxford’s Heritage Engagement Fellow; the seasoned campaigner Bernard Donoghue, Chairman of The Tourism Alliance (and THA Trustee) and regeneration expert Trevor Osborne, Chairman of  The Trevor Osborne Property Group.  The audience will be invited to contribute in the following Q&A session.

 Registration is from 6.00pm and the Debate is followed by a reception in the wonderful Palm Court.  The event is free but registration is essential. Please book on Eventbrite 

 This eighth Heritage Alliance Heritage Debate is generously sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance. and held in partnership with TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities


Thatch research update

17 October 2016

This workshop presents the results to date of an NFU Mutual Insurance and Historic England research project being undertaken at the FPA’s advanced fire test laboratory. The investigation has the advantage of full-scale test facilities and state-of-the-art instrumentation systems to look at prevalent thatch fire causation.

This free of charge workshop will follow the RISCAuthority members’ seminar and is one day before the Fire Sector Summit, all at the same venue, in order that those with a professional interest in thatch as well as fire safety may combine attendance at both events. See flyer for booking details.


Heritage for the Next Generation. Who Pays!

9 November 2016
Northern Ireland

Joint Annual Conference

Lagan Navigation Trust
Heritage Trust Network
Institute of Historic Building Conservation

On the 9th November leading local and national heritage sector organisations are coming together to talk about securing the future of the sector in a fast moving world. In a packed programme we will learn about support networks, funding, what part we play in the community planning agenda and how we address social value in our work. We will have the chance to network over lunch and ask any burning questions in a Q& A session.

Our keynote speaker this year is John Sergeant, who will beguile us on his career as a political correspondent and contestant on ‘Strictly’ as well as the characters he has encountered whilst filming the ITV series ‘Barging around Britain’

Our mission for the conference will be to find some clarity of direction for the heritage sector in Northern Ireland, and how we find the money to pay for delivering the full potential of that vision.

The conference will be in the elegant surroundings of Grace Hall, just outside Moira and only 3 miles from the M1. Do please join us.

Further information including full programme, booking and local accommodation, should you need it, will be sent out shortly. For now, save the date. You will come away more informed and inspired to carry on doing what you do best. You will not want to miss this one!


Heritage Ironwork Seminar: Ferrous Metals in Heritage Ironwork

11 November 2016

The aim of the day
To establish some common ground around conservation practice. The National Heritage Ironwork Group will continue to develop best-practice guidelines based on the outcomes of this and other seminars. An added bonus is the opportunity to enjoy the company of like-minded enthusiasts in fascinating surroundings.

See details here…http://nhig.org.uk/events/event/ferrous-seminar/

AABC Conference and AGM Northwich 2016

13 October 2016

AABC is an independent accreditation body established in 1999 for and by skilled conservation architects. The primary purpose of the AABC Register is to protect the historic built environment from damaging interventions devised by people not skilled in historic building conservation and adaptation. It does so by publishing, for the benefit of clients, a register of architects whose work and skills in building conservation have been established by peer assessment moderated by a lay assessor representing the client.

See details on AABC 2016 Conference and booking form here…