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REMINDER EARLY BIRD BOOKING ENDS ON FRIDAY 20 April for the IHBC Annual School – Belfast 2018: Our shared Heritage – communication | negotiaton | transformation

AS2018 flyerFull School: Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 June
Day School: Friday 22 June

Make Belfast the centre of your European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

  • Heritage challenges and insights
  • Networking: Leading practitioners, policymakers, businesses & advisers
  • New national and international practices and partnerships
  • Innovative strategies in the city, region and beyond
  • On-site case studies, themes and solutions: *Communicating values *Contested heritage *Shared spaces
  • Up to c.20 hours Continuing Professional Development
  • Exhibition stalls and stands & IHBC ‘Spotlights’

Social media links: #IHBCBelfast2018/#Europeforculture/#EYCH2018

To book just follow the School’s homepage links or go direct:

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For more details see belfast2018.ihbc.org.uk

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Hot Mixed Lime Mortar – One Day Seminar & Workshop

Saturday 9 June 2018
Location: West Lexham, St Nicholas Church, Norfolk PE32 2QN

Hosted by: Nicholas Warns Architect Ltd in association with SPAB

The day will consist of a combination of talks and practical demonstrations. Suitable for those who have a keen interest in specifying and using the most appropriate building limes, for the repair of historic buildings.

Speakers include leading experts David Wiggins, Structural Engineer, Nigel Copsey, Conservator and Stonemason, and Nicholas Warns, Senior Conservation Architect and SPAB guardian.

Cost £85 per person. Group size 25 to 40 delegates. The cost includes light lunch and refreshments.

Space are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please send enquiries and bookings to Kate Walpole.
E: kw@nicholaswarns.com <mailto:kw@nicholaswarns.com>
T: 01603 622056



Sustainability of Traditional Buildings -STBA SPAB Conference

7 June 2018

The 2018 STBASPAB conference and exhibition which will again take place in June at Baxter’s Gallery in Clerkenwell, London from 9.30 to 17.00.

Keynote speakers from Ofgem, Each Home Counts and ICOMOS will provide an update on
policy and standards.
Delegates will hear about practical examples including the problems at the retrofit in Preston, what is happening in the Private Rented Sector, various projects in Scotland, and how a Whole House Approach is working out at scale in London.
During the day there will be a select group of exhibitors providing information on products and services in the traditional built environment.

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Book your place here>>

Understanding Building Conservation



With over 6 million traditional buildings and over 500,000 listed monuments in the UK, there is a considerable need for building professionals to understand the nature and practicalities of conservation.  For this reason, we have developed a course looking at conservation for both residential and commercial property as well as historic monuments.

In accordance with the ICOMOS (International Council On Monuments and Sites) Training and Education Guideline and the latest British Standard on conservation of historic buildings (BS 7913: 2013) the course will introduce the philosophy behind conservation before going into detail regarding the technical analysis of buildings, ensembles and sites, diagnosing issues, identifying the best building conservation solutions, working with the various  stakeholders, and ultimately providing advice regarding best practice.

At the end of the 2 days, you will be confident in your ability to apply practical skills towards building conservation, will feel much better informed in this field of practice, and will receive a certificate of attainment from the CIOB if you pass the end of course test. Moreover, those who pass the course will be eligible for further recognition under the new CIOB Building Conservation Certification Scheme.

For further details click here>>

Kellogg Urban Knowledge Exchange: Urban Heritage

25 April 2018

Kellogg Urban Knowledge Exchange: Urban Heritage

A multidisciplinary seminar, as part of the Kellogg Urban Knowledge Exchange series, will be held on Wednesday 25th April at 17:00-19:00 in the College Hub.

Five leading voices in the fields of architectural history, architecture, heritage research and urban conservation will pitch their views on how the urban landscape might be managed to celebrate and invigorate the built environment of the past in today’s era of smart cities, reconfigured time scales and new, emerging urban technologies. They will answer the question:

Cities change. How should urban heritage be managed?


Dr Geoffrey Tyack, Emeritus Fellow in Architectural History, Kellogg College

Professor Leidulf Mydland, Head of Community Department, Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage

Debbie Dance, Director, Oxford Preservation Trust

Barbara Weiss, Skyline Campaign


Dr Oliver Cox, Heritage Engagement Fellow, University of Oxford

This is the latest in our series on key urban issues affecting society today. It will no doubt provoke some lively debate #urbankellogg

This event is free and open to all. Booking is required, please book via Eventbrite.

Refreshments will be served from 16:30, the seminar will begin at 17:00. You are welcome to stay for drinks after the event.

Further details here>>