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February 2020

Dovecot Studios – William Morris: Preserving Monuments of Art & Civilisation

26 February - 18:00 - 19:00
Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1LT United Kingdom
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May Morris and her father, William Morris, believed passionately in the importance of buildings as monuments to art and civilisation. Founded by William Morris in 1877, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings was formed in response to the destructive work of many Victorian architects whose enthusiasm for harmful restoration caused irreparable damage to not only the building itself, but contributed to a profound loss of heritage. SPAB is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on conservation, and…

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HTVF – Character, Quality & Design in Neighbourhood Planning and Beyond

27 February - 09:30 - 17:00
Kellogg College, Oxford, Banbury Road
Oxford, OX2 6PN United Kingdom
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This seminar-workshop will explore the role of design in Neighbourhood Planning and other policy-making contexts. Starting with the role of Village Design Statements and communities in capturing the character of their localities, delegates will hear about: Locality's new Toolkit Achieving well-designed places through neighbourhood planning, and funding support for greater design aspirations The National Trust's new community toolkit Planning for Heritage The role of pattern books in moving from seeing character to identifying design policies How top housing architects are…

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Managing Historic Burial Grounds Seminar

28 February - 09:30 - 17:00
Seagoe Parish Centre, 46 Seagoe Road
Portadown, BT63 5HW United Kingdom
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Offering the latest advice for the care and conservation of historic burial grounds.

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RSUA – Heritage at Risk Northern Ireland

28 February - 13:00 - 14:00
Linenhall Library, 17 Donegall Square N
Belfast, BT1 5GB United Kingdom
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Historic Environment Record of Northern Ireland Lecture Series 2019/20 This lecture by Nikki McVeigh, and Dr Connie Gerrow from UAHS will explore how trends identified by the HARNI register can help to direct individuals, groups, funders and central and local government to target re-use, regeneration and repair works towards heritage need.

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March 2020

OUDCE – Law and the Historic Environment

5 March - 09:00 - 17:00
Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square
Oxford, OX1 2JA United Kingdom
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Anybody conducting or planning investigations of the historic environment will be confronted by a wide range of issues that may have legal consequences. This course provides an introduction for all who need to gain a broad understanding of the main legislative, regulatory and policy regimes for the historic environment, the ways in which those regimes are being applied at present, and the implications in practice for those working in the area. The course is designed for those responsible for the…

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Scotland Branch – MATE / MAGE Session

27 March
Glasgow City Heritage Trust, 54 Bell Street
Glasgow, G1 1LQ United Kingdom
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  FREE | FRIENDLY | FLEXIBLE | INFORMED Support for accreditation from your professional body Do you want help upgrading your IHBC membership to Associate or Full? Are you unsure where to start with your application? Do you want to get to grips with the IHBC’s Areas of Competences? MATE seminars offer talks and exercises to break down the application process, exploring the IHBC’s Areas of Competence and Conservation Cycle model, while also answering any queries. This ensures that applicants…

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Place Services – Tour of a Traditional Brickworks & Guided Walk through Bury St Edmunds

27 March - 08:00 - 17:00
Bulmer Brick & Tile Company, Hedingham Rd
Sudbury, CO10 7EF United Kingdom
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This is a rare opportunity to visit Bulmer Brick and Tile Company’s brickworks and Bury St Edmunds in the company of one of the country’s leading traditional brick-makers, Peter Minter. Bulmer Brick and Tile Company is one of only a handful of surviving traditional brickworks in the country and was an award winner in the Historic England Angel Awards 2018.  The small family business has worked on projects for the National Trust, English Heritage and Historic Royal Palaces. On the…

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April 2020

SPAB Scotland – Visit to Union Bridge

4 April - 08:00 - 17:00
Honey Pot Cafe, Horncliffe Horncliffe, TD15 2XW United Kingdom + Google Map

On the 200 year anniversary, join The Friends of Union Bridge and SPAB Scotland on a visit to the Union Chain Bridge. Following successful campaigning and fundraising missions, the 1820 wrought iron suspension bridge is undergoing extensive repair works. The unique conservation approach involves the complete dismantling and rebuilding of the bridge. With a guided tour by a member of The Friends, we will hear about how the structure was built, the repair progress and proposals, the challenges that the…

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May 2020

OUDEC – The Great House in the Twenty-first Century

1 May - 3 May
Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square
Oxford, OX1 2JA United Kingdom
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The great house, which in the years after World War II had seemed to be doomed as an historic anachronism in a society with other priorities, enjoyed a remarkable renaissance in the latter part of the 20th-century. Its popularity for the hereditary aristocracy, aspiring owners and the visiting public has continued to blossom in the present century. This weekend will provide an opportunity to explore some of the themes which have emerged since the turn of the millennium and will…

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SPAB Scotland – The Hill House – Lecture & Visit

9 May
Hill House, Upper Calquhoun Street
Helensburgh, G84 9AJ United Kingdom
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The Hill House, Helensburgh A modernist masterpiece 'in a box' The Hill House, Charles Rennie Macintosh's pioneering modernist house, built for Glasgow publisher Walter Blackie in 1903 using cutting-edge materials, has not withstood Scotland's weather well. Bryan Dickson will describe the National Trust for Scotland's approach to repairing the building, including allowing it to dry out within a temporary protective steel mesh box, designed by Carmody Groarke. The lecture will be followed by a site visit led by Bryan Dickson. Venue: The…

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