REMINDER – Gus Astley Student Award closing soon!


This year’s winner at the Annual School

Students rewarded: Only 2 weeks left to win £500 and a free place in IHBC’s 2018 Annual School as Student Award closes 31 July – ‘Just send us your coursework, online and on time’!

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IHBC’s Context: Nos 21 to 44 online – From British Standard’s pre-history to early ‘themed’ issues: Historic paints and decorative features.. with added curtilage for spice

Context 21 and 44The IHBC has launched the next stage of its online posting of the complete issues of Context, the historic environment practitioner’s best source for accessible expertise in contemporary conservation, as Context issues 21-44 are now online, covering the period from Autumn 1988 to December 1994.

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IHBC CPD boost: HES on Saving Craigmillar’s Art Deco heritage

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has highlighted how investing a little time and effort in older buildings can help Scotland’s communities.

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Stone carving tutor Nina Bilbey awarded Prince Philip Medal

Nina Bilbey, the Senior Stone Carving Tutor at the City & Guilds of London Art School, the internationally highly respected centre of architectural and sculptural stone carving, has been presented with this year’s Prince Philip Medal.

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Research Council PhD Policy Internships Scheme: Call closing August 10 

Research Councils UK ‘Policy Internships Scheme’ provides an opportunity for Research Council-funded PhD students to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations, with the next call closing on 10 August 2017.

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Hungerford TC unanimously votes to begin judicial review process in the High Court over AONB

A ‘crowdfunding’ campaign to boost Hungerford Town Council’s (TC) coffers has been launched ahead of a legal battle to stop up to 100 homes being built.

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Join the conversation on how culture and digital technology can work better together

Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.CultureisDigital is a conversation between Government, the cultural sector and tech companies which stems from commitments in the Culture White Paper to review the digitisation of public collections and enhance online cultural experiences.

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Infrastructure systems for a better world: apply for funding from innovate UK

Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.If you’re a UK business or research organisation you can apply to Innovate UK for a share of £15 million to develop innovative infrastructure solutions, with a deadline for applications of 13 September 2017.

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Saving Wales’s closed chapels and churches for future generations? WalesOnline on Carmarthen… 

WalesOnline focusses on Carmarthen as it explores ‘thinking outside the box’ in creating new uses for places of worship to ensure the historic buildings survive for years to come.

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Telegraph Opinion: ‘Could Liverpool lose its World Heritage status – and would it even matter?’

Liverpool, one of Britain’s World Heritage Sites, might lose that status over plans to redevelop its historic waterfront, and the Telegraph offers one perspective.

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Students rewarded: Only 2 weeks left to win £500 and a free place in IHBC’s 2018 Annual School as Student Award closes 31 July – ‘Just send us your coursework, online and on time’!

The IHBC’s 2017 Gus Astley Student Award closes on 31 July, so if you have relevant coursework from any UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate, from 2016 OR 2107 – be sure to submit it online and on time to have a chance to receive their prizes at the IHBC’s Annual School in Belfast in June 2018. 

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IHBC welcomes Scotland’s new postgraduate building conservation course: HES at Stirling’s Engine Shed, including 4 FT bursaries!

Engine Shed Flyer July 2017The IHBC has welcomed the launch of the new Advanced Professional Diploma in Technical Building Conservation at Historic Environment Scotland’s (HES) Engine Shed in Stirling, including its offer of four full-time grant bursary places for the inaugural session.

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HESPR’s top pick of the week: Heritage assessment and proposals, Bridge End Gardens, Saffron Walden, £5000, closing 30 July

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly Bulletins that bring tender and other business opportunities together into one handy resource, while the Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week features a call from Saffron Walden Town Council for a consultant to provide a multidisciplinary team for a Parkland Management Plan for Bridge End Gardens, Saffron Walden – A Grade II* Registered Park and Garden, valued at £5000, and closing 30 July. Continue reading

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Lake District inscribed as 31st UK World Heritage Site

UNESCO News 140717England’s Lake District, the cultural and ancient landscape that inspired Romantic poets and conservationists including William Wordsworth, John Ruskin and Beatrix Potter, has been inscribed onto UNESCO’s World Heritage List. 

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BEFS on the ‘Built Environment’ at Edinburgh’s International Book Festival 

BEFS website 140717Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) has produced a useful summary of built environment related events taking place at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August, any of which might be of interest to IHBC members.

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AHRC: Transforming research in UK’s world-class cultural and heritage sectors

A new report demonstrates the ‘transformative impact’ of Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding for many of the UK’s flagship museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage bodies, over the last decade. Continue reading

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CPRE: More Green Belt being lost for housing without tackling the crisis – 70% remains ‘unaffordable’

CPRE website 140717The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) writes that 425,000 houses are now planned for Green Belt, of which more than 70% are unaffordable.

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Cadw on economic values of Wales’ heritage: £963m & 40,500 jobs

CADW website 140717The heritage sector generates £963m into the Welsh economy each year and supports over 40,500 jobs, a new report by the Historic Environment Group has revealed.

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‘Church Tourism Week’ takes place nationwide this month!

CCT website 140717Between 21-30 July the silvered oak doors of historic churches and chapels across the country will be thrown open for events including concerts and theatre, Champing™ church camping adventures, historic tours, family trails and craft, tower climbs, art exhibitions and more.

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CIC launches survey on future professionals from all disciplines

CIC Survey July 2017The Construction Industry Council (CIC) 2050 Group has launched a survey called ‘Looking towards an evolving construction industry’ to gain an on-the-ground perspective of the inspirations and challenges of those working in the construction and built environment industry.

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Civic Voice shortlists schemes for 2017 Design Awards: Headlines that HE is not a growth barrier

CV Design Awards 2017Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement, has announced the shortlist for the third annual Civic Voice Design Awards, and highlights 6 key messages, including that the Historic Environment (HE) is not a barrier to growth, and that paying for a good architect pays results! Continue reading

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Opinion: Liverpool mayor says it is caring for its heritage buildings

The city’s mayor, Joe Anderson, has responded to the criticism in the Guardian of dockside redevelopment plans.

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IHBC welcomes CIOB Building Conservation Certification Scheme

CIOB website 110717The IHBC has welcomed the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Building Conservation Certification Scheme, developed following increased demand for certified conservation specialists across its membership and beyond.

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IHBC’s ‘tender rating’ feedback opportunity for HESPR members

HESPR Notification 110717The IHBC is trialling a feedback rating system on the tender advertisements it circulates weekly to IHBC’s HESPR members – commercial practices subscribing to the IHBC’s quality assurance for service providers – to make sure that this innovative service is the best it can be.

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IHBC CPD Boosts from the US: CPD Forum Webinar Series – Preserving and Supporting Businesses in Historic Neighborhoods

Preservation Forum website 11 July 2017IHBC members may be interested in boosting CPD through the US Preservation Leadership Forum’s Webinar Series, the most recent of which is themed on: Preserving and Supporting Businesses in Historic Neighborhoods (free: registration required).

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