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

143 – March 2016
Building with earth and clay

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MARIA YIOUTANI-IACOVIDES Vernacular earthen architecture

EISA ESFANJARY Mud brick in Iran

ADAM WEISMANN and KATY BRYCE Earth plasters and how to use them

PHILIP GACHES Understanding lime plaster

JAMIE FAIRCHILD Cleaning brickwork, faience and terracotta

ANDREW BLOODWORTH The influence of geology on English brickmaking

JONATHAN TAYLOR The taste for terracotta

KIMBERLY RECZEK Restoring the Nelson Pediment’s Coade stone

JOHN FIDLER Conserving terracotta

ALISON HENRY Thatching appeals: recent experiences

DANIEL LONGMAN Breaking into heritage