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August 2020

GCHT – VIRTUAL – Glass in Traditional Buildings

12 August - 12:30 - 13:30

Original, historic glass lends character to many buildings and can also influence the appearance of entire streetscapes. But what is the difference between plate glass, sheet glass and drawn glass? How was it made? How authentic are bullseye panes and were they really used in the past? What did the Georgians do on the other side of their obscured glass? Join Conservation Consultant Darren McLean for this online technical CPD to discuss these questions and debunk some common myths about traditional and…

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HTN – VIRTUAL – Acknowledging the Past, Sharing the Future

21 August - 10:00 - 12:00

The Atlantic slave trade has received a lot of attention recently. Directly or indirectly, it helped create the wealth that financed many of the buildings and landscapes we love and care for. How do we deal with this legacy and interpret it for everyone? How can we create projects that engage with the context of inherent racism today? We want to include people from minority ethnic backgrounds with our heritage projects. Do it effectively, inclusively and without getting it wrong.…

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September 2020

OUDCE – Photographing Historic Buildings **CANCELLED**

16 September - 17 September
Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square
Oxford, OX1 2JA United Kingdom
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** This event has been CANCELLED 9.00am                Registration and coffee 9.30am                Welcome and introduction, followed by the first session discussing the nature and use of light. How the digital camera works, Choosing and using digital cameras and adjusting the settings to produce suitable images. Understanding the histogram 11.30am             Coffee/tea 12.00pm             Second session.   Making the image. What to record. Viewpoint, timing, lighting and controlling perspective. 12.30pm             Lunch 1.15pm               Afternoon on location in Oxford City. Demonstrations on composition and lighting techniques. Followed…

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OUDCE – Heritage Values and the Assessment of Significance **CANCELLED**

23 September - 25 September
Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square
Oxford, OX1 2JA United Kingdom
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** This event has been CANCELLED Significance is now a core concept within our planning process. Its assessment is a key part of management and of development within the historic environment. This course will introduce the process, show you what is involved in preparing assessments of significance, teach you how to read and judge such assessments, and explore the ways in which they can be used. At the end, you should be convinced about the value of significance as a…

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SLCT – Introduction to Scottish Slating Practices

25 September - 09:30 - 16:30
Merryhill Training Centre KY11 3DR United Kingdom + Google Map

This one day course aims to provide an introductory guide to traditional Scottish roofs including function, structure, external roof shapes, typical details and decorative features, the causes of deterioration and the main causes of failure. Practical work includes sizing and trimming slates, setting out and nailing a simple traditional slate roof and undertaking repairs. By the end of this course attendees will be able to recognise the structure of roofs, different external roof shapes, their detailing and decorative features, understand…

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September 2021

Attingham Trust – From College Library to Country House

13 September 2021 - 17 September 2021
Clare College, University of Cambridge United Kingdom + Google Map

From College Library to Country House is conceived from the perspective of the British aristocracy and gentry whose education centred upon preparing to run the country estate, including house and collections, and will argue for the importance of the library and the book collection in this process. Too often in country house studies the architecture, interior design and art collections have held sway and this programme aims to foreground the College book collections at the disposal of tutors and the subsequent…

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