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Alnwick Civic Society thanks IHBC, CV etc. for funding to help secure £6600 celebration of Conservation Areas anniversary

Alnwick Civic Society has secured £6,600 for a special publishing project on local ‘Heritage Heroes’, thanks to seed-funding from the IHBC and Civic Voice, and now 2,000 copies can be made available at no cost for local groups, schools, residents … Continue reading

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New Designing Buildings Wiki post features ‘Understanding dampness’ from IHBC’s ‘Green Retrofit’ Context

The article on ‘Understanding Dampness’ from IHBC’s ‘Green Retrofit’ Context by John Edwards and Peter Ward, is now available on Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), the construction industry’s knowledge base, through the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki resource.

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Five towns and cities shortlisted for UK City of Culture 2021

Coventry, Paisley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland and Swansea have been shortlisted to host UK City of Culture 2021, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, John Glen announced following a meeting of the independent advisory panel chaired by Phil Redmond. Contains public sector … Continue reading

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Jodrell Bank’s Mark II telescope gets Grade I listed status

Jodrell Bank’s second largest radio telescope has been given Grade I listed status for its pioneering role in radio astronomy.

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New Generation Thinkers scheme 2018 from AHRC: Bringing university research and ideas to broad audiences via media 

A pioneering scheme New Generation Thinkers 2018 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) aims to develop a new generation of academics who can bring the best of university research and scholarly ideas to a broad audience through working … Continue reading

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National Churches Trust’s ‘Five point plan’ to secure the future of the UK’s church buildings

A five point plan to secure the future of the UK’s church buildings has been set out by the National Churches Trust as follows: Prioritise the maintenance of church buildings. Make more churches centres for the community. Put churches firmly … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Belfast 2018’ preamble: Titanic Quarter owner injects £29m into development project 

The co-owner of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter project has injected another £29m into the business, ensuring that there will be even more to consider at the IHBC 2018 School in Belfast in June. image Wikipedia

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LI Feature: Glasgow designs for exhibition aim to calm, shelter and entertain the public

Glasgow gets huggable street furniture The Landscape Institute (LI) has featured work from Glasgow design team, SLAPS, which has produced two pieces of ‘social furniture’, as part of the Galvanize! exhibition in the city.

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Halifax Piece Hall opens after £19m regeneration

The UK’s only surviving 18th Century cloth trading hall has re-opened after a £19m restoration. image The Piece Hall Trust website

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HES Blog: Conservation work to unroofed nave at Dunkeld Cathedral

Without a roof to protect it, the stone of Dunkeld Cathedral is vulnerable to changing climate but specialist conservation team are working to protect it – from 1920 into Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, as a blog from … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes Peter Aiers (IHBC) as new Chief Executive at The Churches Conservation Trust

The IHBC has welcomed the announcement from Peter Ainsworth, Chairman of The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT), that IHBC member Peter Aiers will be the new Chief Executive of the Trust.

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New Context out: Issue 150 on ‘Conservation and Urbanism’ –from conservative surgery to car parking and Yangon & more

The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context, (No 150) is now out, themed around Conservation and Urbanism.

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IHBC thanked by Stamford Civic Society for supporting exhibition marking anniversary of the first Conservation Area

As part of the Stamford 50 local celebrations Stamford Civic Society is holding an exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre, 20 – 28 September, looking at why conservation is still important today, while acknowledging the IHBC’s funding support for the event … Continue reading

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HESPR’s top pick of the week: NHMF seeks evaluation of projects funded closing 26 August, valued £30,000

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 … Continue reading

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Lords Select Committee on ‘citizenship and civic engagement’ launches Call for Evidence: Deadline 7/8 September

The House of Lords has set up a Select Committee on civic engagement, with Lord Hodgson as chair, to explore the issues of citizenship and civic engagement in the 21st century, to report by 31 March 2018 and with a … Continue reading

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New Listings Announced to Celebrate 70 Years of Protecting England’s Historic Buildings

Five fascinating places, including a London cabbie’s shelter, a First World War wireless station and a ‘hobbit house’ in Yorkshire, have been listed to mark 70 years of protecting England’s extraordinary historic buildings.

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Trudi Elliott to stand down as RTPI chief executive

The Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) chief executive Trudi Elliott has announced that she is to step down from the post.

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Keep it London – Putting Heritage at the Heart of London’s Future

A new Historic England (HE) report says heritage should be at the core of planning and recognised as vital for future growth.

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Wales’ Local Government Secretary announces major shake up of council elections and details of new Local Government Bill

Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Local Government, Mark Drakeford, announces details of new Local Government Bill with regional planning changes.

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Scottish Civic Trust 50th Anniversary celebration: Nominations sought for 50 favourite doors!

To celebrate its 50th anniversary the Scottish Civic Trust is seeking nominations for the 50 favourite Scottish doors, in a project partnership with Aberdeen Asset Management and part of the Doors Open Days 2017, supported by Historic Environment Scotland.

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IHBC’s new–style local training for UK practitioners: ‘Heritage Project Management’ – A ‘Unique Learning Experience’, on site at Bishop Auckland’s £90million project suite, 18/19 October

On 18/19th October the IHBC, with local and national partners, will host a learning day and more on ‘Heritage Project Management’, at Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, offering delegates from across the UK practical insights into the working of heritage-led regeneration … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Boost: New ‘Heritage Science BIM’ report from HE, with added context from COTAC

Both the IHBC and COTAC have welcomed the new Historic England (HE) Report on ‘The Application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) within a Heritage Science Context’, while COTAC (of which IHBC is a member) helps set this work within the … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: Advance your IHBC competences in ‘History’ & ‘Design’ with documentaries on top architects

OpenCulture, the free online culture resource, offers links to new documentaries on famous architects & buildings, including the Bauhaus, Le Corbusier, Hadid & many more, an easy way to develop skills across the IHBC’s ‘Areas of Competence’, your institute’s core … Continue reading

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England’s new Ministers acknowledge heritage values – THA to consult members in advance of October meeting with Gove

The Heritage Alliance (THA) has summarized the positive responses by various Ministers and Departments to congratulatory letters that included the Heritage Manifesto, and will gather members’ views in advance of a meeting with Michael Gove, Environment Secretary, scheduled for 11 … Continue reading

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Plans unveiled for new London ‘Culture mile’

The area between Farringdon and Moorgate is to become ‘culture mile’ over next 10-15 years.

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