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IHBC Annual School – Nottingham 2019
Heritage, Risk & Resilience
confronting conservation calamities
Fire – Flood – Structural Failure



Up to 20 hours CPD

Full School: Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 July 2019
Day School: Friday 5 July 2019

The School will cover all manner of possible risk to heritage and look at how risk can be managed and resilience developed.  The focus of the School will include Fire, Structural failure, Terrorism, Heritage at Risk, Flooding, Law & Philosophy.

Keynote Speaker
Speakers on fire and heritage assets
Speakers on floods and flooding
Annual Dinner Sponsor
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For further details see nottingham2019.ihbc.org.uk and keep updated via the IHBC NewsBlogs

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IHBC at The Scottish Listed Property Show


26 Oct 2019

IHBC will be at the Scottish Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC) Show – come and visit our stand.


If you are maintaining, altering or renovating your listed home – or even looking to buy one – The Scottish Listed Property Show is not to be missed!

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
Saturday 26 October 2019
9am – 5pm

For more information follow the IHBC NewsBlogs

West Midlands Branch – AGM, Branch Meeting and CPD tour. Theme: Stonework repairs and the use of lime mortars

6 March 2019

Stonework repairs and the use of lime mortars: a look behind the scenes at the Worcester Cathedral stone yard.

Programme 10.30 am – 4pm

10.30 – Arrive at The Guildhall, High Street, Worcester for refreshments
11.00 – 12.15 – AGM followed by Branch meeting
12.15 – 12.30 – Introduction to afternoon visit to Worcester Cathedral Stone yard.
12.30 – 1.45 – Lunch.  Please find your own in the town.
1.45 – MEET BACK OUTSIDE GUILD HALL – Walk to Cathedral Stone yard or alternatively straight there for 2 pm, if you know where it is!
2.00 – 4.00 – Worcester Cathedral Stone yard for talk and visit on stonework repairs and lime mortars (Darren Steele).
4.00 pm FINISH

What are the CPD benefits?  Which IHBC Areas of Competence will be developed?

IHBC Area of Competences (AOCs) to be addressed:

Professional:  1. Conservation Philosophy;
Evaluation :3. History ; 4 Analysis
Intervention:  8 Technology  Stonework repairs and the use of lime mortars

Cost: Free, but buy your own lunch

Book your free ticket here

Mid Century World Architecture – Films by Murray Grigor OBE

19 February 2019

The Dundee Conservation Lectures 2019
A series of lectures covering a number of conservation issues, offering an opportunity to learn more about, and debate, philosophical, practical, legislative and technical matters.

Mid Century World Architecture – Films by Murray Grigor OBE

  • Carlo Scarpa (1996 film about the Italian mid-century designer and pioneering conservation architect).
  • The Architecture of Gwathmey Siegel – in Search of Clarity (1995 film about this practice’s creation of innovative houses, corporate, institutional and university buildings across America).
  • Introduced by and discussed with Murray Grigor OBE, film director, writer.

No entry charge to lecture, everyone welcome. Lectures commence at 6.00pm

Venue: Room LT2, Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, University of Dundee, DD1 4EN

50th Anniversary of Cambridge Central Conservation Area

27 February 2019

On Wednesday 27th February, at The Guildhall, an event takes place looking at Cambridge city centre as a conservation area 50 years after its designation back in 1969.

Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Joint Director, Stephen Kelly invites you to please join us to look back over that time – and forward in the context of Cambridge’ growth, with the help of displays and presentations including:

  • The Cambridge Collection
  • Cambridge Past Present & Future
  • Local Architects
  • Local Artists

Hear about recent archaeological work in Cambridge from the County Archaeologist. Get Historic England’s perspective from the outgoing Regional Director and from Duncan Wilson, the Chief Executive. Take the opportunity to hear from Civic Voice, Executive Director – Ian Harvey and the Historic Towns & Villages Forum’s Chair – Steven Bee about the continuing importance of conservation areas.

1-5pm open to all – stalls/displays/talks and, 6pm by invitation – informal reception. Speakers, panel, drinks, buffet.

Large & Small Halls, The Guildhall, Market Hill, Cambridge CB2 3QJ

RSVP to Historic.Environment@cambridge.gov.uk by 18th February.

IHBC at the Natural Stone Show 2019

website30 April-2 May

The IHBC will host its regular stand at the Natural Stone Show’s Conservation Area in April, in London’s ExCel, so please be sure to visit us there, and remember that this busy event also offers lots of free IHBC-recognised CPD including the regular Conservation Day, on Thursday 2 May, themed on ‘Authenticity and appearance when repairing historic buildings’.


Visit the Natural Stone Show’s Conservation Area, conservation area coordinated by Historic England and English Stone Forum, together with partner organisations including the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC),  providing free advice, enlightening case studies and a forum for the exchange of information experience and opinions, helping you select the correct stone for building repair.

Historic England and the English Stone Forum (ESF) will have a stand which will be staffed by members of the Conservation Department and the ESF and will have a selection of Historic England stone related publications and information about other online technical publications. There will be demonstrations of the interactive Strategic Stone Study and the ESF will have a display of English building stones.

For background see the IHBC NewsBlog

Find out more about the conference and register