Category Archives: Event – IHBC

IHBC ‘Course Connection Day’ 2017

23 November 2017

Since 2013 the IHBC has hosted its annual ‘Conservation Course Connection Days’ as a support event for postgraduate students representing conservation-related courses across the UK.  This year IHBC is glad to extend professional  support for heritage-related courses  too ranging from architecture, urban design, heritage management, conservation & heritage studies, and similar.

Academic training in the field opens a wide variety of career paths in the conservation industry. However this represents only the first step on the ladder of the sector: professional support and accreditation, such as IHBC membership, can make all the difference.  We know that conservation is a multidisciplinary field too, and those starting their career have a variety of different skills, experiences and backgrounds.

The IHBC hopes that this cross-institutional event will help develop and grow the network of students with an interest in historic environment conservation, in the UK and beyond, and so increase awareness in the sector, help people and help conservation (in line with our charitable objects and public benefit).

Find out more here:

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IHBC’s Yorkshire Branch EVENT: Tour Conservation of Hull’s Old Town

4 October 2017
Beverley Gate Whitefriargate Hull

On Wed 4th October Yorkshire Branch IHBC is taking a walking tour round Hull’s Old Town, focusing on changes and opportunities brought about by Conservation Area status.
IHBC members and guests free.
Please book through  or contact Hilary Byers on 01482 445747.
The tour also forms part of the Heritage Trust Network Conference in Hull ‘Inspiring Heritage For All’ on 3rd and 4th October. Day 1 looks at how heritage organisations can welcome diversity; Day 2 is about place-led heritage schemes.
IHBC members can book at the concessionary rate of £45 for 1 day, £70 for 2 days; see


The Evolution of Middle Class English House Interiors

20 October 2017
Shaw House, Newbury

CPD event: The Evolution of Middle Class English House Interiors
IHBC South Branch 2017 AGM

The IHBC South Branch has an excellent line-up of speakers for our next all-day CPD event which will be relevant to the work of so many professionals involved in historic conservation. This event also includes the SO branch AGM.

Learn about paints, wall-coverings, lighting etc as found in the homes of the ‘middling’ sort.

Fees are only £35 for members and £50 for non-members, to include a buffet lunch.

All are welcome!

See the programme and booking info on the South Branch webpage  ‘Future Events’


3 October 2017 Back to the Future flyer

The IHBC’s London Branch is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Civic Amenities Act 1967, which established Conservation Areas, by looking ahead against a ‘background of reduced local authority expenditure and continuing uncertainty over funding’, in our ‘Back to the Future’ conference on 3 October, in London’s Royal College of Physicians.

The conference will cover a wide range of issues, including:

  • How are conservation areas perceived:
    does expectation match reality?
  • How can we protect their special character from inappropriate development?
  • What is the potential for post-war designations and how to engage communities?

This conference will be of relevance to conservation officers and other heritage professionals, town planners, urban designers, engineers, surveyors, architects, and archaeologists and as usual, we intend the presentations to be of nationwide interest, not solely London-focused.

Once again the venue will be Sir Denys Lasdun’s Grade I listed Royal College of Physicians (1960–64); an award-winning conference venue.

To find out more visit the website at


POSTPONED: Heritage project management: A to Z from the IHBC

Bishop Auckland IHBC event image

IHBC’s new–style local training for UK practitioners: ‘Heritage Project Management’ – A ‘Unique Learning Experience’, on site at Bishop Auckland’s £90million project suite.

From Auckland Castle and Bishop Auckland to Zurbarán: project-based training and insights in heritage and conservation.

Contributors include:

  • Auckland Castle Trust: Jonathan and Jean Ruffer, inspiration for the £90 million heritage project programme
  • CIOB, the Chartered Institute of Building, with CIOB President Rebecca Thompson chairing the day programme
  • Historic England: Carol Pyrah (Assistant Director of Planning) on projects and heritage regulation and advice
  • Heritage Lottery Fund: Sara Crofts (Head of the Historic Environment) on projects and heritage funding and advice
  • IHBC: Fiona Newton (IHBC Projects Officer) on heritage project practice principles
  • HBC/NECT: Jules Brown (IHBC North Branch Chair, NECT and Historic England) chairing the optional evening talk on 18 October
  • Project managers, leads and guides across the range of local works.

Full programme: Wednesday18th and Thursday 19th October 2017
Day Programme: 19 October 2017
See the Programme Options here

Evening talk and networking reception buffet option only: Wednesday 18th October
Optional Castle tours: Weds 18th & Thurs 19th 16.00 (Subject to availability)

Visit to find out more and book your place