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October 2020

STBA – VIRTUAL – Conference Day 3

13 October - 10:00 - 12:30

Focus on Research. Chaired by SPAB  The update to the Guidance Wheel highlighted the number of research papers that have been produced over the past 8 years. This day will focus on some key pieces of research that have either: reached their long term conclusions about hygrothermal performance in walls; delved in great depth into the effectiveness of a large number of retrofit projects or; explored exciting new materials that might radically change the retrofit of traditional buildings. Price for…

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SLCT – Repairing Traditional Masonry – Professional Level 1

20 October - 09:30 - 21 October - 16:30
Charlestown Workshops, 2 Rocks Road
Charlestown, Fife KY11 3EN United Kingdom
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£290

This is our most popular 2 day workshop for building professionals and provides an introduction to the effective conservation and repair of traditional masonry structures and buildings, for the most part using traditional lime based mortars. By the end of the course attendees will be able to recognise vernacular and historic finishes to masonry buildings and will gain an understanding of building diagnostics in order to be able to develop specifications in relation to exposure, season, substrates and the nature…

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SPAB – VIRTUAL – New Design for Old Buildings

22 October - 12:00 - 17:00

Smaller Projects - Domestic and Commercial Led by Roger Hunt, this afternoon seminar will explore the SPAB Approach to new work in historic contexts. Our aim is to provide an introduction to integrating alterations or additions sensitively and sustainably, whilst protecting historic character and fabric. We will also explore the ‘whole building’ approach to intervention and refurbishment, with reference to SPAB principles and case studies of smaller scale domestic and commercial projects from expert guest speakers. This is an introductory…

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Mike Wye – Building Conservation CPD Seminar

23 October - 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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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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Free

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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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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Denkmal – Europe’s Leading Trade Fair for Conservation, Restoration, and Old Building Renovation

6 November
Free

As the chamber of skilled crafts in Dresden, Germany we represent numerous member entrepreneurs (sme's) in Saxony which offer services specialized and/or products related to the field of heritage preservation. Together with the Chamber of skilled crafts in Leipzig we organize at the "denkmal" (https://www.denkmal-leipzig.com/?language=en ) - Europe's leading trade fair of conservation, restoration and old building renovation an international networking and matchmaking event CONTACT "denkmal"- this year it will be the seventh edition of this event already. The event…

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The Historic Buildings Parks & Gardens Event 2020

10 November - 09:00 - 17:00
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
Westminster, London SW1P 3EE United Kingdom
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Free

Our Event is all about the care, repair, conservation, maintenance, preservation and restoration of Historic Buildings, their contents and surrounding Landscapes. The all-day exhibition will consist of exhibitors offering advice, solutions, guidance and support, as well as a wide and diverse range of products and services. Ranging from the traditional to cutting edge technology and across all areas of historic building and landscape conservation. The programme will include live demonstrations from City & Guilds of London Art School’s Historic Carving…

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OUDCE – Public Inquiry Workshop **CANCELLED**

25 November - 27 November
Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square
Oxford, OX1 2JA United Kingdom
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** This event has been CANCELLED This course will take the form of a practical workshop carefully designed to improve the performance of anyone who might be called upon to participate in a Public Inquiry concerned with the historic environment. The aims will be to present the terms of procedure, the roles of the participants and the general feel of a Public Inquiry. A mock Public Inquiry will be mounted using a genuine case study. Training for potential witnesses will…

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December 2020

WEET – VIRTUAL – Priorities for UK climate change adaptation, the strategic pathway to net zero emissions, and opportunities for COP26

8 December - 08:30 - 13:00
£190

This conference is bringing together key policymakers and stakeholders to discuss priorities for: the strategic route map towards net zero emissions creating a green, sustainable and fair COVID-19 recovery plan the now rescheduled COP26 due to take place in November 2021 in Glasgow. Agenda: Monitoring progress on UK emissions reductions, preparing for the Sixth Carbon Budget, and prioritising adaptation as part of the COVID-19 recovery Latest thinking on the steps needed for a green UK recovery plan Preparing a sustainable…

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