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October 2020

SPAB – VIRTUAL – Humble Heritage: Slating in Wales and the Marches

27 October - 12:00 - 13:00

To launch the new SPAB Technical Advice Note: Slate and Stone Roofing in Wales and the Marches, one of the authors, Terry Hughes, will describe the vernacular roofing materials and techniques of the region. The Note is the third in a series of SPAB regional slating guides, following Slating in South-East England and Slating in the East Midlands.

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Bournemouth University – The Origins of our Species

27 October - 18:30 - 20:00
Bournemouth University, Allsebrook Lecture Theatre, Fern Barrow
Poole, BH12 5BB United Kingdom
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Fourth Annual Pitt Rivers Lecture: 2020 The origin of our species By Professor Chris Stringer (Natural History Museum, London) The lecture is open to the public and free to attend Abstract Over the past decade, new finds in the archaeological and fossil record and the advent of ancient genomes have changed our view of modern human origins. In this talk I will look at the changing and challenging picture that is now emerging, reviewing evidence from each of these three…

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28 October - 14:00 - 17:00

You are invited to attend an online IHBC Membership Application Training Event (MATE). This will last approximately 3 hours. This MATE will be led by Ramona Usher/Sean O'Reilly/Fiona Newton. How will the online MATE work? The format is similar to the familiar in person MATE, helping you to understand the IHBc Application process and how best to complete your application. The MATE will be delivered through GoToMeeting. Log in details will be provided closer to the event. GoToMeeting is similar…

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NHIG & ICON – VIRTUAL – Conversations Build Understanding: Tendering

28 October - 19:00 - 20:00

This is the first in a series of free online evening events, CONVERSATIONS BUILD UNDERSTANDING, hosted jointly by the NHIG and Icon Metals Group, in which invited guests discuss and compare their professional experiences, providing interesting insights. TENDERING is used for all kinds of contracts, but how appropriate is it for blacksmiths? This discussion will investigate the pros and cons of the tendering process for highly skilled craftspeople. NHIG host Bethan Griffiths will be joined by Conservation Architect, Rhys Brookes, and Ironwork Conservator, Geoff Wallis.  Their discussion will be based on answering…

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ESC – VIRTUAL – Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings

29 October - 30 October

Level 3 Award Qualification Over one third of UK buildings are traditional – that is according to the definition of a traditional building defined in BSI PAS 2035: 2019: Specification for the energy retrofit of domestic buildings. These buildings are different to modern buildings and need to be treated differently. The Environment Study Centre has teamed up with the CITB and specialist building consultancy Edwards Hart to develop this unique  2-day course that delivers a real qualification in energy efficiency retrofit. It…

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Heritage and the Urban Environment – VIRTUAL – Heritage in changing cities: Whose heritage is it anyway?

29 October - 15:00 - 16:30

Barbara Cummings (Historic Environment Scotland)   Autumn 2020 Heritage and the Urban Environment Challenges in Changing Cities. An interdisciplinary research initiative between the College of Social Sciences, the College of Arts, and the College of Science & Engineering. Seminar convenors: Dr Alison McCandlish (Urban Studies); Dr John Reuben Davies (College of Arts); Prof Simon Joss (Urban Studies). URL: www.glasgow.ac.uk/cicc

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Civic Voice – Annual Conference **CANCELLED**

30 October - 31 October
Blackpool United Kingdom + Google Map

**This event has been cancelled** What next for the civic movement?​ The 2-day conference will bring together a range of speakers including: Griff Rhys Jones, Civic Voice President Sue Manns, RTPI President Matthew Carmona,  Place Alliance Chair Each speaker will be representing a different background and profession, from national policy makers to community groups, who are contributing to the national agenda on public participation in placemaking. The workshops, walks, talks and speakers will all link into the Civic Movement's priorities to…

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November 2020

IIC Congress – VIRTUAL – Practices and Challenges in Built Heritage Conservation

2 November - 6 November

Our 2020 Congress ‘Practices and Challenges in Built Heritage Conservation’ was devised to bridge the divide between built heritage and in-situ collections. Since we first started planning in 2019, months of lockdown, uncertainty, reduced travel and social distancing have meant we have had to bridge not just disciplines, but fissures in the world as we know it. It was inevitable that our Edinburgh Congress would need to go largely online. Our Congresses are renowned for the quality of their papers,…

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NHIG – VIRTUAL – Working with Cast Iron

4 November - 12:00 - 13:30

Details forthcoming

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CIOB – VIRTUAL – Conservation Conference: Future Skills for Traditional Buildings

5 November - 09:00 - 17:30

The loss of traditional craft skills has reached critical levels, owing to retirements from an ageing workforce, insufficient Apprenticeships and a ‘framework’ which is not fit for purpose. This is against the background that for the next ten years an unprecedented number of large projects are planned where these skills will be essential - both within the UK and Europe. Just think of The Palace of Westminster and Notre Dame Cathedral to start with. This conference will explore how we…

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