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New IHBC Context out: ‘Isle of Man’ themed in a 64 page ‘bumper’ issue with lots more for your CPD 

The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is themed around the Isle of Man, combining distinctive national histories and resources with heritage and conservation challenges while offering the usual regular sector updates and takes from the IHBC and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s NEW 2018 School CPD special offer, with Yale University Press: Pevsner Architectural Guides to Ulster – £15 off the pair, free post.. and more! 

The IHBC is delighted to a announce a special deal to support CPD for IHBC’s 2018 School delegates: £15 price reduction for the two Pevsner guides to Ulster when purchased together from the YaleBooks website, www.yalebooks.co.uk: North West Ulster: The … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2018 School bursaries still available: ‘Money’s not the barrier’ to the 2018 Belfast School on ‘Our Shared Heritage’

Bursary places are still available for the IHBC’s 2018 School in Belfast on 21-23 June, themed on ‘Shared Heritage’ – offering some of the best heritage learning and CPD around – up to 24 hours over the 3-day Full School, including … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick from up to c.£30K+ of costed work this week: Burnley BC seeks specialist for TH programme, closing 27/04, £20-30,000 contract

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth some £30K+ this week, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers … Continue reading

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IHBC’s CPD boost: Historic England’s ‘Heritage Planning Case Database’ 

Historic England (HE) maintains a searchable online database of appeal and call-in decisions relating to planning permissions affecting heritage assets and listed building consent with cases summarised using a standard list of search terms, for ease of use so searches … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: ‘Kooky’ development backed by heritage groups but fears over tower height 

‘The ‘crazy and kooky’ redevelopment of a college and school has been backed by heritage groups but has sparked concerns over buildings breaching the city’s height limits’, according to a report in the Oxford Mail.

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‘The Old House Show’: The SPAB’s ‘first ever grand exhibition’: Greenwich – 7-8 September, includes free CPD

The Society for the Protection for Ancient Buildings (SPAB) has launched its first ever grand exhibition and tied to the ‘SPAB approach’, which will take place at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich on 7-8 September, while offering free Continuing … Continue reading

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Design Council and Social Change UK launch ‘Healthy Placemaking’ report: How do we create places that deliver healthier lives?

Design Council and Social Change UK launched their Healthy Placemaking report which highlighted the outcomes from their survey of over 600 built environment practitioners across the UK including architects, town planners and urban designers, offering insight and understanding on healthy … Continue reading

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New plan unveiled for Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

A new plan for Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns World Heritage Site has  been launched which includes commitments to improve the quality of new development, better manage tourism growth, and deepen residents’ awareness and understanding of the site among other … Continue reading

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Wales publishes report on recent inquiry into the historic environment 

The Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee of the National Assembly for Wales has published its report on its recent inquiry into the historic environment, entitled ‘Past and Present: Inquiry into the Historic Environment’.

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HE tweets and responds on picture of Nelson’s Column being bulldozed 

  The government heritage body Historic England (HE) has apologised after posting a message online interpreted by some as suggesting that Nelson’s Column should be bulldozed. image Wikimedia Commons

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IHBC Marsh Awards winners for 2018: Rewards & more at the IHBC’s 2018 School – Belfast 21-23 June

The judges of the third year of the IHBC Marsh Awards have met and carefully assessed the submissions in line with advertised criteria, and are delighted to announce the 2018 IHBC Marsh Award winners in its two categories: ‘Successful Learning’ … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Chair on Coventry’s conservation controversy featured by Designing Buildings Wiki

IHBC Chair James Caird’s letter to The Coventry Observer on local conservation controversies – tied to listings castigated by a local councillor – has been featured in the eletter of Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki,and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Hundreds of locals attend events on the future of Rosefield Mills, Dumfries

Hundreds of local people have attended a series of events designed to consider the future of Rosefield Mills, as Dumfries Historic Buildings Trust (DHBT) has secured an agreement to purchase part of the mills and commissioned a community engagement programme … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: ‘Utterly absurd’ plans to replace wooden cabinets at Oxford University Museum of Natural History

‘Utterly absurd’ plans to replace the wooden display cases at one of Oxford’s most popular museums have been criticised by architects, historians and heritage campaigners, reports the Oxford Mail.

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Wales Committee’s report on inquiry into the Historic Environment published

The Report of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee which has been looking at the impact of the Historic Environment (Wales) Act, which gives more protection to listed buildings and scheduled ancient monuments in Wales, has been published, concluding … Continue reading

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Save calls for new entries – Buildings at Risk 2018-19

SAVE is starting the search for buildings at risk to appear in the 2018- 2019 Buildings at Risk catalogue and would like to hear suggestions. image SAVE website

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Could you be Chair of The Heritage Alliance? Closing 18 May 

The Heritage Alliance is looking for a new Chair, to be appointed at its Heritage Day and Annual General Meeting in December 2018, with nominations closing 18th May.

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European Scrutiny committee seeks clarity on VAT after Brexit

The House of Commons European Scrutiny committee has issued its report on ‘VAT: EU proposals for reform and the implications of Brexit’, seeking more detail from the Treasury about the government’s desired VAT arrangements for cross-border trade between the UK … Continue reading

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EYCH 2018 update- May chimney month 

May, the chimney month of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH 2018), is approaching, so if you are looking for ideas and wanting to join the European campaign, check out E-FAITH’s report below. image Industrial Heritage EU website

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‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ skills review: From conservation & design, DAC support and project management, to designation in Scotland!

To help understand skills and career profiles in the sector, the IHBC now offers regular reviews of career openings and staff appointments as featured on our IHBC Jobs etc. service, with some posts still open!

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IHBC meets Wikipedia (again): New entry posted by IHBC Chair

A Wikipedia entry for the IHBC, drafted by IHBC Chair James Caird, has now been published.

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Reminder: ‘Early Bird’ rates end next Friday – 20th April

Reminder: ‘Early Bird’ rates for 2018 School end 20 April

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Boost your IHBC accreditation submission (& CPD) with our free application support MATE sessions: Nottingham (25/04), Belfast (31/05), Glasgow (7/06)

The next round of the IHBC’s popular and free MATE sessions – our Membership Application Training Events, supporting applications for IHBC accreditation – is under way with plans in place for Nottingham (25/04), Belfast (31/05: Online booking open), Glasgow (7/06), … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick from up to c.£140K+ of costed work this week: Project management Wordsworth Trust, closing 30/04, £40,000 contract

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth some £60K+ this week, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers … Continue reading

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