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The Institute of Historic Building Conservation

The mark of the conservation Professional

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Cover of
March 2017

Articles include:

Antecedents from the American South
Timothy Cantell

Chester: conservation as positive action
Donald Insall

The Big Conservation Conversation
Ian Harvey

The challenges of community engagement
Nigel Barker-Mills

Capacity building for understanding character
Rob Lloyd-Sweet and Pete Boland

How to make conservation areas work
Rob Lloyd-Sweet

Conservation areas and protecting open space
David Lambert and Helen Monger

Restoring Clitheroe Pinnacle
R Martin Seddon

New law for the Welsh historic environment
Gwilym Hughes

Fitness for purpose: what does this mean
Catherine Croft

Annual diocesan advisory committees conference, Leicester
Lisa McIntyre

IHBC North West day conference, Liverpool
Keith Parsons

Context is the official magazine of the Institute. It is produced
bi-monthly from March to December - the January edition being replaced by the IHBC Handbook and is distributed free to all members of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. It provides news and views on all aspects of building conservation with regular articles by the foremost protagonists in the field.

Context is edited by Rob Cowan. All enquiries should be directed to: Context is published five times a year.

Guidance for contributors to Context
Notes for authors
Notes for book reviewers
Publication schedule
Copy submission deadline
Publication Date
Green retrofit
March 2017
May 2017
Garden suburbs
May 2017
July 2017
Annual School
July 2017
September 2017
Urban design
September 2017
December 2017
January 2018
March 2018

Editorial Board proposed dates
Friday 10 July, Birmingham
Friday 04 September, London
Friday 27 November, Birmingham

Michael Taylor email

The IHBC is a registered charity and exists to promote our charitable objectives. Context is sent to individuals who are not members of the IHBC only when they subscribe to the charity. Subscriber rates are the same as membership rates, and benefits include, as well as Context, the IHBC's annual review, the IHBC Yearbook. Subscribers are strongly encouraged to sign up to Gift Aid to support the IHBC's charitable activities. No concessionary rates are available to subscribers. To join as a subscriber please contact

Context is made available to corporate bodies (libraries; educational bodies etc) at a corporate subscription rate, including postage of: United Kingdom £60; Elsewhere £90.

Subscription orders together with cheques made payable to the 'Institute of Historic Building Conservation' should be sent to the:

IHBC Business Office: IHBC, Jubilee House, High Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6HA Tel 01747 873133
Fax 01747 871718


Context on-line archive
The articles from Context are published on a searchable on-line archive six months after publication. To visit the archive click here.

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Lydia Porter
IHBC Admin Officer
Tel: 01747 873133
fax: 01747 871718