Context 151 - September 2017

30 C O N T E X T 1 5 1 : S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 Gus Astley and Marsh Awards The IHBC’s annual school and dinner in Manchester included awards and certificates for both the Gus Astley Student Award and the IHBC’s two Marsh Awards. Gus Astley Fund trustee Bob Kindred high- lighted the quality of successful Gus Astley Student Award submissions. The winner of the 2017 Student Award was Hilary Wyatt, who had addressed the day school earlier in the day. Her work was on historic marine infrastructure. David Trench commended her dissertation, espe- cially for its ‘valuable contribution to this specialist subject… overlooked as a conservation priority’. Hilary is now a PhD student at Cardiff University, developing her work programme on marine infrastructure. Others short-listed were Marc Pique Gascon (University of Bath), Silvia Rossi (University of Central Lancashire), Andy Atkinson (Anglia Ruskin University) and Tom Nancoll (Kingston University). Charles Micklewright, trustee of the Marsh Christian Trust, presented James Archer of the Canal and River Trust with his Marsh Award and £500 prize for ‘suc- cessful learning’. Archer, a construction apprentice with the Canal and River Trust, has since applied for IHBC membership. Ken Burley received his Marsh Award for ‘community contribution by retired IHBC members’ for his long-standing work with the South Yorkshire Buildings Preservation Trust. Burley is an active RTPI and IHBC member. Edith Gollnast was unable to attend, but received ‘exceptional’ recognition for her meticulous illustra- tions of Oxford’s buildings for a series of books on her- itage walks. The proceeds from the books go towards furthering the work of the Oxford Preservation Trust. Dave Chetwyn The evening reception in the Museum of Science and Industry (Photo: Fiona Newton) Far right: Charles Micklewright presenting James Archer with his Marsh Award for ‘successful learning’ David McDonald and Bob Kindred with the winner of the 2017 Gus Astley Student Award, HilaryWyatt

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