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Place & Building Care: Finance, policy & people in conservation practice 12/13 - 15 June 2024, in person and online


The IHBC is continually exploring new ways to support Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at our themed Annual Schools – they are ‘Schools’ after all – while as an institute we have a long legacy, and a huge body of themed resources HERE.

Offering expert guidance to diversely skilled audiences, IHBC Schools are designed to be accessible to delegates of all backgrounds and disciplines, in line with the institute’s promotion of interdisciplinary skills sets in built and historic environment conservation practice and practitioners.

To help guide conservation CPD learning and practice at our Schools, you can find out more about IHBC CPD HERE. For more detail on how we use specific areas of practice – our Competences - and shape interdisciplinary conservation skills, just follow the links from HERE.

DOWNLOAD the updated Competences and Descriptors

As part of Reading 2024 Annual School, the IHBC are hosting a series of online webinars linking to the School theme of ‘Place & Building Care: Finance, Policy & People in Conservation Practice.

These free lunch-time webinars are free to attend, open to all and count towards your CPD!

24th May 2024

Title: Heritage and Conservation in Reading: a perspective on 60 years of change and development with Richard Bennett and Evelyn Williams

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Catch up:

Missed the previous webinars in the series? No problem! You can catch up here.

Date: 15th March 2024

Title: Applying BSI’s PAS 2038 in Retrofitting Non-Domestic Heritage and Traditional Buildings with Prof. John Edwards

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Date: 10th May 2024

Title: Reading Abbey Revealed: A detailed look at conservation work on the Abbey ruins with Barnaby Wheeler

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Date: 16th May 2024

Title: The beginnings of a creative partnership: Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens at Munstead Wood with Caroline Ikin

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IHBC Annual School CPD Guidance

For Reading in 2024, our School offers IHBC CPD Certified learning and networking, in person and online, across up to 4 days, with the headline theme of ‘Place & Building Care: Finance, policy & people in conservation practice’. This allows interested delegates from any discipline to focus School learning on how to ‘Explore heritage conservation and planning challenges in managing buildings, property and places together’.

In terms of IHBC practice and accreditation, content at Reading will cover the specific areas of practice on our Conservation Cycle and allied practice models:

  • IHBC’s Competences: ‘Legislation & Policy’ and ‘Finance & Economics’
  • IHBC’s Area of Competence: ‘Management’
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Programme - Delegate Preparation

IHBC members and School delegates can prepare better for studies, talks, visits and networking by using our web guidance and links, especially that on the Home Page, the Day School contents and speakers, and the tours on the Thursday and the Saturday. Further resources and guidance will be offered on our website, both before and after the School itself.

Networking across practitioners from different disciplines is also a critical aspect of interdisciplinary conservation practice and learning. The Full School programme and tours provide an ideal opportunity for delegates to progress their CPD requirements and develop their professional built and historic environment competences with like-minded colleagues in a stimulating and practice-focussed learning environment.


We also tie to the School our evolving MarketPlace:LEARN, on 12 June from 5.00pm, with details to be sent to ALL registered School delegates when finalised. The MarketPlace:LEARN is a simple and varied suite of IHBC-hosted and Zoom-based breakout rooms offering a wide range of live and targeted guidance, advice and information from which visitors can select.

The MarketPlace:LEARN programme is free and accessible to all, and supports links to our Heritage MarketPlace listing of IHBC-networked services and advice. MarketPlace:LEARN events ensure that the IHBC, as a conservation charity, maximises outreach and diverse engagement across all users, interests and players in the historic and built environment.

Summary references and links
  • For more background go to CPD at the IHBC Schools
  • See more on CPD in the IHBC
  • See the IHBC’s structured online guidance for non-specialist and early career interests on our SelfStarter.
  • See the IHBC’s ToolBox for more specific specialist interests

To offer feedback contact IHBC Director Seán O’Reilly at director@ihbc.org.uk

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