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IHBC Course Connection Day 2017: Update and review

The 2017 IHBC’s Course Connection Day was held in Birmingham on 23 November, with students representing the full diversity of heritage related courses across the UK and Ireland enjoying an expenses –paid opportunity to learn more about built and historic … Continue reading

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IHBC on ‘Urgent’: Do IHBC’s ‘5 minute member survey’ to help our future and maybe win a free copy of BS 7913

Many IHBC members have already completed this short survey to influence the future direction of the Institute but there are still many more who can still offer their thoughts on the work of their institute and their experience of it.

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Reminder: Can IHBC members and colleagues help HE find more listed buildings used as mosques?

Can IHBC members and colleagues help HE find more listed buildings used as mosques?

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IHBC CPD boost from DBW: Real estate needs focus on urban context not technical ‘green construction’

IHBC members may find useful new professional perspectives on asset management in an article from Designing Buildings Wiki by Professor Colin Lizieri which includes ‘Five sustainability principles for the real estate industry’ and calls for a focus on ‘the building … Continue reading

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Parliament approves CIO conversion for incorporated charities

Parliament has agreed changes to enable incorporated charities and community interest companies to become charitable incorporated organisations and the process will begin in January. Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

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Up to 160 jobs reported at risk at English Heritage Trust

Civil Society reports that English Heritage is planning to cut staff numbers in a bid to be financially sustainable by 2023, and is consulting its staff on the restructure until 15 December.

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NCVO Webinar on meaning of GDPR for charities

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has published its recent webinar on how to prepare for the new General Data Protection Regulation(GSPR)rules starting next May.

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How to protect heritage buildings against fire: Public advice from the Devon & Somerset FRS

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service (FRS) has issued advice on protecting heritage buildings against fire. image Devon & somerset FRS website

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SAVE’ Buildings at Risk Catalogue: call for new entries includes GII and unlisted, closing 30 December

SAVE is looking for Grade II (GII) listed and unlisted historic buildings which are at risk, vacant and in need of a new use and/or new users, by 30 December.

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Churches Conservation Foundation announces second grant award scheme: closing 26 Jan

Applications are being accepted for the Churches Conservation Foundation grant award scheme which seeks to support young craftspeople with an interest in religious built heritage, who want to travel to increase their expertise and knowledge, with a closing date of … Continue reading

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IHBC says ‘It’s Christmas (well, almost)’: Enjoy our member gift offers, from Pevsners and planning law to standards and freebies

IHBC members may now make the best of the season even better with the IHBC, and take advantage of some of our member offers:

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IHBC’s 2018 School welcomes keynotes Bill Drummond and Jukka Jokilehto: Exploring ‘OUR SHARED HERITAGE’ in Belfast, June 21-23

The IHBC has announced Bill Drummond, Scottish artist and art provocateur, and Jukka Jokilehto, Finnish conservation architect and adviser, as internationally renowned keynote speakers at the next ‘Annual School’ – the primary event in the calendar of the UK’s built … Continue reading

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Another IHBC application support day sorted: Yorkshire Branch MATE session update from Kate, and plans for Manchester on 25 Jan and beyond

Kate Kendall, IHBC’s Learning Education, Training and Standards (LETS) Officer, and lead on training for IHBC accreditation, has delivered another well-received Membership Application Training Event (MATE) for the Yorkshire Branch, in York, at the end of November, with next seminar … Continue reading

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IHBC Branch survey follow up as Carla lays the groundwork for a monthly Branch and Events NewsBlog: Let Carla know what your Branch is planning!

Following the IHBC’s recent Branch Support Survey led by our Support Officer Carla Pianese, and an initial report to trustees, Carla is making the first preparations to help members, volunteers and Branches know more about what other Branches are doing, … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes England’s Heritage Counts 2017 – themed on ‘50 years of conservation areas’

The IHBC has welcomed the launch of Historic England’s (HE) Heritage Counts for 2017, which this year focuses on ‘50 years of conservation areas’. HE website image

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England’s Heritage Minister on new Heritage Council; new HAZs; local community commemorations, interim protection review and much more in his Heritage Statement on Heritage Day, with the THA, and welcomed by IHBC 

The Heritage Alliance (THA) has thanked the Heritage Minister John Glen, and delegates at its recent Heritage Day, where the minister launched his 2017 Heritage Statement, with the IHBC welcoming discussions on proposals that include:

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IHBC HESPR’s weekly top weekly pick from c.£2.6M+ costed work: Kings Lynn UAD for Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) £70-75,000, closing 11/01

The IHBC’s heritage business list, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth more than £177,000 this week, while the IHBC Director’s current top pick … Continue reading

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IHBC on heritage from the doorstep: London’s Roupell Street proposals rejected by Committee

According to the local community Roupell Street, a quiet, Georgian residential street in the heart of Waterloo, was facing severe threat to its heritage and the environment if plans from a global, commercial language school go ahead, and after a … Continue reading

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IHBC on heritage from the doorstep: Telegraph owners accused of ‘washing hands’ of historic GI listed Leeds mill as new deal saves building

Grade I (GI) listed Temple Works flax mill, which once boasted the biggest room in the world, had been put up for auction with no reserve after years of neglect, leading to local accusations of a ‘washing of hands’ of … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Planning Bill published: ‘Planning and inclusive growth’ 

Scotland’s Planning (Scotland) Bill, intended to strengthen and simplify the planning system while supporting ‘inclusive growth’, has been published, alongside a Ministerial Statement on ‘Planning and Inclusive Growth’ by Kevin Stewart MSP, Scotland’s Minister for Local Government and Housing, while … Continue reading

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Research Fellowships to doctoral students, early career researchers and doctoral-level research assistants, closing 25/01

An International Placement Scheme Call – described as an ‘IPS Fellowship’ – is to provide Early Career Researchers (ECRs), doctoral level research assistants and AHRC/ESRC funded doctoral students with dedicated access to the internationally renowned collections, programmes and expertise held … Continue reading

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BBC on 6,500 people buying crumbling castle

Thousands of internet users have joined forces to save Mothe-Chandeniers chateau in France, reports the BBC.

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Conservation capacity crises confuse cornflake consumption at Country Life: Thanks Bob!

Country Life, the celebrated weekly on heritage and things social and rural, has reported cornflake confusion for columnist Athena, as heritage adviser and IHBC research consultant Bob Kindred explained the background to her realisation that ‘the number of conservation officers … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes ‘Landscape and Urban Planning Special Issue’: Patrick Geddes’ legacy in the new millennium

Following the IHBC’s featuring of Patrick Geddes in our recent ‘Conservation and Urbanism’ issue of Context, the new Landscape and Urban Planning Special Issue also features Patrick Geddes, and includes an ‘open access’ (free) article: ‘Thinking organic, acting civic: The … Continue reading

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Interactive map lets IHBC members (and others) take a ‘Literary Journey’ through the historic monuments of Rome

IHBC members may be interested in a new model for touring Rome’s best known landmarks, an interactive map, from of the Morgan Library and Museum. image Open Culture website

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