Thursday 4th July

Image courtesy of Nottingham Castle Project


12.00 - 4.30 pm: IHBC Registration & tour departure point
The Urban Room

38 Carrington Street
Nottingham NG1 7FG

The IHBC is very grateful to 38 Carrington Street for making the Urban Room available to the 2019 School delegates for registration.

  • Register here and collect your Full School delegate pack. Day School delegates will register at Nottingham Conference Centre on Friday 5 July.
  • Refreshments and luggage storage.
  • Departure and return point for some Thursday study tours (see individual tours for full details).
38 Carrington Street

Ibis Nottingham Centre, 16 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham NG1 2FS

5.00 pm: check in (2.00 pm onwards for delegates not going on tours)

Ibis Nottingham Centre

1.30 - 5.30 pm: Thursday Study Tours
Most tours start and end at the Urban Room, 38 Carrington Street, Nottingham NG1 7FG but tours 1 and 6 start and end at Nottingham Station (please see individual tours for full details).

Please note the following:

  • All times are approximate but start times cannot be delayed for late arrivals
  • Most tours involve substantial walking - please bring sturdy shoes and wet weather gear
  • Some may require hard hats and these will be provided
  • All tours necessarily are subject to change.

Additional post tour option - Green Issues seminar
(for those returned from tours)

Start: 17:00
Finish: 17:45

Lead by John Preston & John Edwards
This seminar, on PAS 2035 and the opportunities and challenges of Green issues, is for those delegates who have booked - returning from tours, or who have not taken tours. Lead John Preston & John Edwards

Evening Reception

Reception Sponsor: RPS

7.30 pm - 9.30 pm: St Mary’s Church, High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN
Join us for drinks, a hot supper and a chance to network with colleagues from across the sector.

The present St Mary’s is the third church on the site. Constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries, its magnificent Perpendicular architecture – massive tower, slender columns, huge windows and alabaster monuments – all attest to the wealth poured into its construction by the guilds, merchants, and gentry of Nottingham society.

The Reformation of the 16th century and the Civil Wars of the 17th stripped St Mary’s of its medieval splendour but not of its great importance to the people of Nottingham. The last two hundred years have seen many restorations and additions, for example the splendid west front, the chapel of the Holy Spirit by Temple Moore, glowing stained glass and fine examples of the work of George Gilbert Scott and Bodley & Garner.

In this century many facilities have been upgraded and a new stone floor has been constructed in the nave to a design by Tess Jaray RA.

Today St Mary’s is the largest remaining medieval building in the city of Nottingham and is listed Grade I.

St Mary's Church, High Pavement

7.30pm Arrival

7:40pm Welcome to the evening – Liz Mayle, IHBC East Midlands Branch Chair

7:45pm Welcome to Nottingham - Councillor Linda Woodings, Portfolioholder for Planning, Housing and Heritage, Nottingham City Council

7:50pm Introduction to Nottingham - Elain Harwood

8:05pm Introduction to St Mary’s Church – Paul Sibly

8:10pm Reception Sponsors welcome, Veronica Cassin, RPS

8:12pm IHBC Chair opens the Annual School

8:17pm Drinks, food and networking

St Mary's Church, High Pavement

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