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July 2020

HE – VIRTUAL – ‘Technical Tuesday’ Webinar – Damp

14 July - 13:00 - 14:00
Free

In the final webinar on the theme of survey and inspection we’ll look at the principles that should be adopted when investigating moisture-related issues in traditional buildings, including the factors to take into account when determining the causes of damp in old buildings. We will also explain the potential and limitations of various methods for assessing moisture in building fabric and how measurement and monitoring can help in diagnosis of damp-related problems.

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NHIG – VIRTUAL – Designing New Ironwork for Heritage Settings

14 July - 19:00 - 20:00
Free

As part of the York Consortium for Conservation and Craftsmanship free series of ‘Second Tuesday Talks’, Bethan Griffiths will reprise her talk originally given at the NHIG's event at the Victoria and Albert Museum. If you missed that memorable event, now's your chance to catch up. In addition, she will be joined ‘In Conversation’ at the end for by  a conservation officer and conservation architect to give a more rounded perspective to the issues relating to new work in heritage settings. Bethan will explore…

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SAVE Britain’s Heritage – VIRTUAL – The Battle to Save Grimsby’s Historic Kasbah

15 July - 17:00 - 17:40

Join SAVE Britain’s Heritage and World Monuments Fund Britain for a special live event, delving into the past, present and future of Grimsby’s historic docks. Henrietta Billings, Director of SAVE and John Darlington, Executive Director of WMFB will reflect on the hard fought battle to save the docks from demolition, following its inclusion on the 2014 World Monuments Watch, and the subsequent creation of the new ‘Kasbah’ conservation area. They will be joined by Vicky Hartung, Chair of the Great Grimsby…

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SPAB – VIRTUAL – Wood Tars and their Application to Historic Buildings

15 July - 17:30 - 18:30
£5

This event will be held online. Participants will be sent instructions and a link to join the event via Zoom closer to the event. In 1998 Michael Knights took part in an EU project under the auspices of the RAPHAEL programme, looking at the manufacture and use of traditional materials in the conservation of buildings and other structures. The practical side of the project took place in Gotland and later in Norfolk. Wood tar has been used for thousands of years as…

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Civic Voice – VIRTUAL – ‘In Conversation’ with Ros Kerslake, CEO of Heritage Lottery Fund

16 July - 11:00 - 11:30
Free

The latest in a series of Civic Voice 'In Conversations' with the civic movement, this webinar will explore the impact of the current coronavirus pandemic on the histoirc environment and will hear how the Heritage Lottery Fund is responding. Hosted by Kevin Trickett MBE, President of Wakefield Civic Society and Chair of the Yorkshire and Humber Association of Civic Societies, Kevin will be talking with Ros Kerslake, CEO of the HLF, Participants must register for the event here. The webinar…

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UAH – VIRTUAL – Buildings of Bangor

21 July - 19:00 - 20:00

Join us for an on-line talk presented by the imminent historian Marcus Patton on Tuesday 21st July at 7:00pm. Although now generally thought of as a dormitory town, many of whose inhabitants work in Belfast and shop in out-of-town shopping centres en route to work, Bangor has a long history and some fine buildings. This talk will cover the town’s early development around Bangor Abbey and its heyday as a seaside resort once the railway arrived in the mid 19th…

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Heritage Research – VIRTUAL – Sustainability and the Politics of Heritage

22 July - 10:00 - 13:30
Free

The event will focus on: What are the opportunities and challenges of the sustainability concept and how can heritage research contribute towards understanding it further? How can heritage research help inform evidence-based policies related to sustainable development challenges, such as issues of social justice, instability, and legacies between nations and peoples? Can heritage research help ensure successful implementation towards achieving sustainable development (e.g. through ensuring programmes understand and work within local contexts)? How can heritage research support effective frameworks of…

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SPAB – VIRTUAL – Project Iron Bridge – Saving an Industrial Icon

22 July - 16:00 - 17:00
Free

Join us for this free online webinar to hear about the recent Europa Nostra Awards/European Heritage Award winning conservation project led by English Heritage. The Iron Bridge is the world's first bridge constructed of iron, and a symbol of the Industrial Revolution. Since its completion in 1779 it has faced many challenges, with stresses in the ironwork dating from the original construction compounded by ground movement in the Ironbridge Gorge, and a 19th century earthquake. The bridge was in full use…

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Heritage Research – VIRTUAL – Pathways and Barriers to Climate Action through Heritage Research

23 July - 10:00 - 13:30
Free

The areas we are focusing specifically on are: What can heritage research contribute towards characterising and qualifying climate-related risks? How can heritage research help build resilience to climate variability and change without exacerbating existing inequalities? What can heritage research offer climate services to help individuals and communities make climate-smart decisions?   Speakers include: Albino Jopela, Head of Programmes, African World Heritage Fund Caitlin de Silvey, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Exeter Carl Carrington, Head of Planning and Conservation, Blackpool…

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Mike Wye – Building Conservation CPD Seminar

24 July - 09:00 - 16:00
Buckland Filleigh, Buckland Filleigh Sawmills
Beaworthy, Devon EX21 5RN United Kingdom
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The sustainable Design Centre at our headquarters in Buckland Filleigh, Devon provides a dedicated CPD venue to learn about building conservation, sustainable construction and specification. Mike Wye & Associates Ltd have been involved with traditional, sustainable and ecological construction projects for nearly a quarter of a century. In that time, our team have acquired a wealth of experience and knowledge which we share and discuss in a series of seminars as part of our CPD days. 2020 Building Conservation CPD (subject to…

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