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Context is the official magazine of the Institute. It is produced
bi-monthly from March to December - the January edition being replaced by the IHBC Handbook and is distributed free to all members of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. It provides news and views on all aspects of building conservation with regular articles by the foremost protagonists in the field.

Context is edited by Rob Cowan. All enquiries should be directed to: editor@ihbc.org.uk Context is published five times a year.

Guidance for contributors to Context
Notes for authors
Notes for book reviewers

Publication schedule
Number Theme Copy submission deadline
153 Isle of Man January 2016
154 Technical This is a table cell
155 Social Science and Humanities This is a table cell
156 Annual School This is a table cell
157 Europe This is a table cell

Editorial Board proposed dates
Friday 24 November, Birmingham

Michael Taylor email

The IHBC is a registered charity and exists to promote our charitable objectives. Context is sent to individuals who are not members of the IHBC only when they subscribe to the charity. Subscriber rates are the same as membership rates, and benefits include, as well as Context, the IHBC's annual review, the IHBC Yearbook. Subscribers are strongly encouraged to sign up to Gift Aid to support the IHBC's charitable activities. No concessionary rates are available to subscribers. To join as a subscriber please contact admin@ihbc.org.uk.

Context is made available to corporate bodies (libraries; educational bodies etc) at a corporate subscription rate, including postage of: United Kingdom £60; Elsewhere £90.

Subscription orders together with cheques made payable to the 'Institute of Historic Building Conservation' should be sent to the:

IHBC Business Office: IHBC, Jubilee House, High Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6HA Tel 01747 873133
Fax 01747 871718

Email admin@ihbc.org.uk

Context on-line archive
The articles from Context are published on a searchable on-line archive six months after publication. To visit the archive click here.

To advertise appropriate products and services in Context, please contact our publisher Cathedral Communications on context@cathcomm.co.uk, 01747 871717. Full details


Cover of
November 2017

Articles include:

Listing's 70th anniversary
Deborah Mays

Britain's historic paving
Richard Guise, David Harrison and Robert Huxford

Floors of the great medieval churches
David Harrison

Iron, glass and wood underfoot
Rob Cowan

Bath Abbey's geothermal floor
Daisy Nelson and Sarah Richardson

A glossary of paving
Rob Cowan

Gustavo Giovannoni on planning in Historic Towns
Marc Piqué i Gascón

Violet Pinwill, woodcarver
Grant Elliott

The 2017 IHBC Yearbook

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Cathedral Communications Ltd
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Lydia Porter
IHBC Admin Officer
Tel: 01747 873133
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