148 – March 2017
50th anniversity of the Civic Amenities Act

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LEGAL BRIEFING – CPOs for Listed Buildings

KATHRYN DAVIES – We’re all in it together

TIMOTHY CANTELL – Antecedents from the American South

SIR DONALD INSALL – Chester: conservation as positive action

IAN HARVEY – The Big Conservation Conversation

NIGEL BARKER-MILLS – The challenges of community engagement

ROB LLOYD-SWEET and PETER BOLAND – Capacity building for understanding character

ROB LLOYD-SWEET – How to make conservation areas work

DAVID LAMBERT and HELEN MONGER – Conservation areas and protecting open space

R MARTIN SEDDON – Restoring Clitheroe Pinnacle

GWILYM HUGHES – New law for the Welsh historic environment

CATHERINE CROFT – Fitness for purpose: what does this mean

LISA McINTYRE – Annual diocesan advisory committees conference, Leicester

KEITH PARSONS – IHBC North West day conference, Liverpool

147 – November 2016
Protecting memory

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BARBARA CUMMINS and ELIZABETH McCRONE Protecting memory through national designation

EMILY GEE Diversity on the list

CHRIS MIELE Valuing fitness for purpose

DENNIS RODWELL Painted facades and public memory

CAROLYN SHELBOURN Graffiti in the age of Banksy

JASON WOOD Playing for extra time


DOUGLAS CAMPBELL A revolutionary window mechanism?

PETER HINTON and JAN WILLS Meet the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists

146 – September 2016
Annual School

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IHBC Annual School 2016 at Worcester: an overview
People power: catalyst for change – ANDREW MOTTRAM

IHBC Annual School Thursday tours

The Worcester Day School
Conservation as action and reaction NIGEL WALTER

Valuing heritage (at 7p a head) Speaker: LOYD GROSSMAN

People power: tourism, elitism and expertise JAMES SIMPSON and EUAN LEITCH

Graveyard humour and social media SARAH HAYES

These civil experts are light on their feet REBECCA MADGIN

Blaenavon: the world’s heritage JOHN RODGER

Hearth is where the home is KAREN LATIMER

Saturday Tours

Gus Astley Student Awards


Conservation as action and reaction NIGEL WALTER

Wimpole: conserving a designed ruin KAREN TEIDEMAN-BARRETT

Charging for certainty EMILY GEE 

Conserving Ruchill Hospital water tower IAN ANDREW

145 – July 2016
Building Types

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LEGAL BRIEFING New uses for churches and church halls

HO-YIN LEE and LYNNE D DISTEFANO The Hong Kong shophouse

SUPPORTING COLUMNS Restoring Singapore shophouses

HO-YIN LEE and LYNNE D DISTEFANO Chinese renaissance architecture in China and Hong Kong

ROBERT HUXFORD Lessons from medieval settlements

PAUL LATHAM Richard Norman Shaw’s hidden legacy

AITZIBER EGUSQUIZA, CARSTEN HERMANN and DENNIS RODWELL Decision support for energy improvements

Architecturally speaking – In praise of Capability Brown

144 – May 2016
Restoring Kew’s Temperate House

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AIMÉE FELTON Restoring Kew’s Temperate House

DANIEL JONES A drone’s view of Overstone Hall

CHARLOTTE DODGEON The Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund

JOHN RUDDY Scaffolding historic structures

MATTHEW CHAMPION The hidden impact of HGV vibrations

GRAHAM TITE and CHRIS POND The changing face of UK high street frontages

RICHARD BATE Conservation officers in historic towns

IHBC North West Day Conference 2015, Manchester Home-grown architecture: towards a new vernacular