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August 2020

YCCC – VIRTUAL – The Roof of Notre-Dame: The 2019 Fire and its Aftermath

11 August - 19:00 - 20:30
Free

In the second of our summer series of monthly Second Tuesday Talks Andrew Arrol (Arrol Architects) will delve into the history, damage and restoration proposals for the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, which was destroyed by fire on 15 April 2019. Andrew, who was able to visit the cathedral nearly twenty years ago, following storm damage to the pinnacles, will provide an overview of the historic interior of the roof and the steeple over the crossing. In the summer of…

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Itinerant Workshop for the Traditional Building Techniques ‘Boulouki’

24 August - 13 September

“Reappearances” in Artsista Zagori Boulouki and the Aristi Youth Foundation are co-organising the First Participatory Stone Masonry Workshop to take place in Aristi (west Zagori), between August 24th and September 13th, 2020. We invite all the people from Aristi, both residing in Greece and abroad, to participate. This workshop targets primarily people with origins from Aristi and the wider Zagori region, independently of their professional expertise, to build a new kalderimi (cobbled pathway) in the village, under the guidance of three experienced…

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RICS – VIRTUAL – Hard to Decarbonise: Preserving Historic Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future

26 August - 13:00 - 14:00
Free

As global targets for carbon reduction are translated into tangible objectives internationally, there are clear requirements emerging that target our existing building stock and examine ways to improve the energy efficiency of this sector, a significant offender in terms of CO2 emissions. However, while generally being included in this category of asset, heritage buildings present unique and significant challenges as a ‘hard to decarbonise’ resource, requiring specialist knowledge and considerations. This webinar explores key themes in this area, including what…

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September 2020

BE Networking – VIRTUAL – Historic Buildings; Regenerating & Restoring

2 September - 10:00 - 11:00
£25

Over the coming months we’ll be hosting a series of webinars – helping to keep the industry moving and talking during a period of uncertainty, enabling people to talk and build relationships whilst helping to maintain industry confidence and demonstrating thought leadership. This webinar will focus specifically on historic buildings – from large scale restorations to the regeneration of heritage buildings into new homes and employment hubs, ensuring we don’t lose unique and historical assets. Speakers will be invited to discuss key…

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WPFL – VIRTUAL – Priorities for Housing in London

11 September - 08:00 - 12:00

This conference will examine priorities for housing in London, focusing on the way forward for improving housing delivery, affordability, and quality - and reducing homelessness. It will be an opportunity for key stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the final shape of the new London Plan and its measures affecting housing, with its publication being delayed until 2021 following concerns from central government. The Housing Secretary was critical of the scale of housing development and the added complexity of London planning…

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WBF – VIRTUAL – Developing the Oxford-MK-Cambridge Arc Economy

22 September - 09:00 - 13:00
£190

Westminster Business Forum policy conference Developing the Oxford-MK-Cambridge Arc economy - implementing the economic vision, building on the region’s research base and, priorities in the wake of COVID-19 with Bridget Rosewell, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission Nigel Tipple, Chief Executive, OxLEP and Productivity Group Member, Ox-Cambridge Arc and James Palmer, Mayor, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Councillor Barry Wood, Chair, Arc Leaders Group and Leader, Cherwell District Council and Brian Eversham, Wildlife Trust BCNP and Cranfield University and Alistair Lomax, University…

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SPAB – VIRTUAL – Evening Lecture: Castle House, Bridgwater

24 September - 17:00 - 19:00

Rescuing early concrete from ruin Presented by Henrietta Billings (Director, SAVE) and Chris Balme (Ferguson Mann Architects) This modest Tudor-style house was constructed by builder John Board in 1851 both as a home and to demonstrate the versatility and potential of a new building material. Despite severe fire damage, it remained a key example of early structural and decorative use of precast and reinforced concrete. This lecture will describe SAVE's project to rescue the building from ruin.

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October 2020

SPAB – VIRTUAL – Evening Lecture: Wentworth Woodhouse, South Yorkshire

8 October - 17:00 - 19:00

Saving England’s largest country house Presented by Sarah McLeod (CEO, Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust) Wentworth Woodhouse is essentially two sizeable country houses back-to-back - a brick Baroque west front of 1724-28 and a sandstone Palladian east front of 1731-50 - created for the first Marquess of Rockingham by architects including Henry Flitcroft and John Carr. After requisition in World War II and later use as a college, in 2017 the house passed from private ownership to the WWPT to preserve…

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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

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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