Category Archives: Event

South West Branch – Recognising Significance in 20th Century Buildings

17 May 2019

A one-day event with the IHBC SW Branch AGM included:

Morning presentations to including:

  • Historic England
  • 20th Century Society and
  • Elanin Harwood on her new book ‘Art Deco Britain’. Afternoon presentations on 20th Century Bournemouth.
  • Lunch and tour of Bournemouth in the afternoon.


Event programme

9.30 – 9.45      Arrival and coffee
9.45 -10.00     Welcome from the chairman of the IHBC South West Committee
10.00-10.40    Samantha Barnes, Historic England: Listing in the South-West
10.40-11.20    Grace Etherington and Claire Price: 20th century society
11.20-11.40    Tea/ Coffee break
11.40-12.20    Elaine Harwood, Historic England: Art Deco Britain
12.20-12.45    Questions and discussion
12.45-13.30    Lunch
13.30-14.20     IHBC SW AGM (IHBC members only)
14.20-15.00     James Weir, Local Historian 20th century buildings of Bournemouth
15.00-15.30     Ruth Povey, Planning Officer, Bournemouth Borough Council;                                           Guided walking tour of C20th heritage in the heart of the town centre
15.30-16.00    Tour of the Echo building – Grade II listed Art Deco former offices,                       press and production building
16.00-16.30    Opportunity for coffee (own expense)

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Aberdeen Heritage Lectures

Several Dates

Aberdeen City Heritage Trust is pleased to present its inaugural series of Heritage
Lectures in association with the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the
Built Environment.
Repair and redevelopment of traditionally constructed buildings can present
challenging issues. Understanding their architectural significance, complexity and
technology is essential for developing well-considered projects.
Aberdeen Heritage Lectures provide an excellent opportunity to consolidate and
develop a greater understanding of traditionally constructed buildings and repair
techniques for those who have the on-going challenge of funding, commissioning,
assessing, designing and managing historic buildings and places. They will be of
interest to building professionals, professional agents, property owners, planners
and anyone with an interest in historic buildings.

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Why Archives Matter: Heritage, Memory and Identity

17 April 2019

Archives are the documented memory of the nation. They tell our stories and help us understand who we are as individuals and as a nation. They underpin every aspect of education, science, health, culture, law and the historic environment. Archives inform the future by helping us to learn from the past.

Why Archives Matter: Heritage, Memory and Identity is the second in a series of events organised by the Scottish Council on Archives to promote greater awareness of the importance and usefulness of archives to many different sectors including education; healthcare; architecture; cultural heritage, both local and national; archaeology, academia; and genealogical research. The conference will feature presentations from academics, historians, archivists, architects and representatives of community archive groups.

Find out more about speakers and bookings here

World Heritage Day lecture with Professor Sir Tom Devine

18 April 2019

 Edinburgh World Heritage is delighted to announce that Scotland’s pre-eminent historian will deliver this year’s World Heritage Day lecture. Sir Tom will explore the extraordinary success of late Victorian Edinburgh – as banking house to the British Empire, as patron of the arts and architecture, and as a city of considerable luxury and opulence. Join us to discover more about this fascinating period in our city’s history.

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ASCHB Talk: Colouring London

12 March 2019
The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London

Since the 1990s a major shift has occurred within the European construction industry, driven by energy legislation; from a focus on new build, to a growing interest in adaptation and reuse. At the same time, demand for data on building lifespans, and on the age and evolution of urban stocks, to improve accuracy in energy and waste flow prediction, is increasing.

However information on the UK building stock is highly fragmented and difficult to access. Colouring London is a new open mapping platform developed by UCL, with OS, the GLA and Historic England, that looks to demonstrate how the vast body of knowledge, held within building conservation, community-led planning and historical research can be harnessed and visualised, to provide crucial, free data needed to support sustainable development in the UK, and to promote reuse of older stock.

Polly Hudson is a doctoral researcher at UCL where she studies spatial patterns of demolition, and directs the Colouring London initiative. Her previous design work includes The Building of Bath Museum (1992), The Building Exploratory. Hackney (1995-2001) and the ‘Almost Lost’ exhibition for English Heritage, Wellington Arch (2013). Between 1993 and 1995 she worked, with a team of thirty craftsmen and craftswomen, as site manager for the restoration contract at Prior Park Mansion in Bath (Grade 1 listed).
Non-members can book in advance at Eventbrite.
See more on the ASCHB website