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Context is the journal of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation which represents professionals working in the historic built environment in the UK. It is published four times a year and is distributed to Institute members and to a range of other subscribers. Context informs readers about developments in professional practice and the management of the historic environment and provides a forum for discussing issues of professional concern.

Context is edited by Rob Cowan. All enquiries should be directed to: editor@ihbc.org.uk Context is published four times a year.

Guidance for contributors to Context
Notes for authors
Notes for book reviewers

Publication schedule

Editorial Board meetings, last Friday of the month

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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 admin@ihbc.org.uk.

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
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Email admin@ihbc.org.uk

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.

To advertise appropriate products and services in Context, please contact our publisher Cathedral Communications on context@cathcomm.co.uk, 01747 871717. Full details

Cotext 166

Cover of
November 2020

Articles incude


Conservation, people and places in Oxford and beyond
Layla Moran MP

Oxford: adapt, change and grow
Tom Bridgman

Oxford’s impending planning disaster
Bob Colenutt

The voluntary sector and the planning of Oxford
Malcolm Airs

Reconnecting Oxford Castle
Michael Asselmeyer

Conserving the Hilda Besse Building
Hetti Dix

The next phase in the life of the Mitre
Helen Ensor

Intensifying development in Oxford
Gill Butter

Open spaces under threat
Sam Clarke

Maintaining the buildings of Oxford University
Emilia McDonald

Notes from a city of colleges
Katharine Owen

Conserving Stowe
Jane Kennedy

The new digital kids on the block
Ingval Maxwell

The 2019 IHBC Yearbook

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