1 Feb 2018
The South West Branch has organised a visit to John Boyd Textiles Ltd, Castle Cary, Somerset.
The building is in a group of grade II* and buildings: the list description is here https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1056226 The site sits in its own conservation area.
The factory makes fabric using horse hair on the original power looms. This is a commercial business using 19th century looms in a 19th century building. There is a film at the bottom of http://www.johnboydtextiles.co.uk/
10 places are available on a first come first served basis at £6 per person payable on the day. please email: Gregg Venn at Greg.Venn@SouthSomerset.Gov.Uk
NB: Please only ask for a place if you are certain you will be attending as places are very limited.
See the South West Branch page for more details….
13 September 2017
The City of Oxford is known world-wide for its historic built environment, shaped largely by the architecture of its university and 44 colleges. With a long tradition of patrons supporting remarkable buildings, this trend continues today and provides fascinating exemplars for how to manage historic environments and embrace challenging new architecture.
This two-part walking tour and seminar is an opportunity to visit developments built over the last 10 years in their urban context, and discuss ways of balancing historic and contemporary design.
It will be useful to local authority officers and councillors with planning and design portfolios, conservation officers, developers, architects, urban designers and planners in private practice, town and parish councillors, and civic society members. The benefits of attending this seminar are:
- A first-hand appreciation of contemporary development within an historic setting
- An understanding of how planning guidance and decision-making frameworks are established and used
- The opportunity to discuss guidance and its interpretation with key figures in the city
- An awareness of the main issues for guiding and promoting good contemporary design
- An appreciation of key conservation and urban design principles
- Greater confidence in decision-making on design in historic places or conservation area setting.
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17 November 2017
A day of practical guidance which will lead you through the process of writing and understanding specifications on historic ironwork, highlighting pointers and pitfalls in the tendering and procurement process. Includes a tour of the Cathedral.
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19th October 2017
The day covers the management of all stages of a building project in a place of worship, from start up through to making sure benefits are achieved over the long term.
Presentations will include developing your vision, engaging with the wider community, fundraising, working with your architect and managing works once on site. We will also be hearing from three case studies that will tell us how it ‘really was’ and reflecting on lessons learnt. There will be a session from the Heritage Lottery Fund as well as lunchtime surgeries where individual cases can be discussed.
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30 June 2017
A day of discussion & practical activities in the inspiring surroundings of a Grade I listed Manor House (Hartlebury Castle), with the opportunity to view artefacts from the portfolio of the Bromsgrove Guild. There will be a presentation on the history of the guild and its work.