Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC makes history again: New joint conservation practice statement – ‘Conservation Professional Practice Principles’ launched at 2017 School and AGM

The IHBC has launched our joint ‘Conservation Professional Practice Principles’ at the 2017 Day School and AGM in Manchester, which offers a new, accessible statement on practice principles for specialists working in built and historic environment conservation roles.

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IHBC AGM 2017: Cultivating new officers while delivering on our ambitions 

The IHBC’s 2017 Annual General Meeting saw the election of two new trustees to national posts in the institute – Jill Kerry (0472MEM NI) as IHBC Treasurer, and Andrew Shepherd, as IHBC Education Secretary, (1532MEM YO) – and new Branch … Continue reading

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IHBC 2018 School announced: Belfast, June 21-23, 2018 – ‘Our shared heritage’ 

Andrew McClelland, chair of the IHBC’s Northern Ireland (NI) Branch, announced the theme and details for the 2018 Annual School at the close of the 2017 Day School in Manchester, introducing the school under the title: ‘Our shared Heritage: communication … Continue reading

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HESPR’s top pick of the week: Consultant to evaluate impact of Historic England’s work, valued £30-40k, closing 10 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, and the Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: Reflections on the Power of Place – Locality-led partnering on place-based working in Sheffield

Over 100 people from different walks of life gathered around a dance floor in Sheffield City Hall recently – not to learn ballroom steps, but instead to learn how to be partners in place-based working, in a joint event with … Continue reading

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IHBC President’s planning perspectives: RIBA’s ‘Design Companion for Planning and Placemaking’

RIBA Publishing has released ‘The Design Companion for Planning and Placemaking’, a primer described as ‘invaluable for planners, councillors, highway engineers and anyone involved in planning, creating or changing places’, that includes a contribution from IHBC President David McDonald on … Continue reading

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IHBC Members with benefits: £10 off RTPI NE on ‘Heritage Matters’, in Newcastle, 5 July

Reduced rates are on offer to IHBC members from RTPI North East (NE) for its ‘Heritage Matters: from Policy to Practice‘ seminar in Newcastle on 5 July 2017, at which IHBC North Branch Chair Jules Brown will speak on ‘Conservation … Continue reading

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IHBC opportunities spotlight: Innovate UK seeks applications for £5m for innovation in ‘infrastructure systems for a better world’ 

Innovate UK will invest up to £5m in projects – including Knowledge Transfer Partnership in infrastructure systems – that stimulate innovation in infrastructure systems that provide critical services for the economy, environment and society and create growth for UK businesses, … Continue reading

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IHBC superlatives: Last chance AND once in a lifetime CPD – Heritage values and opportunities in transport infrastructure, Manchester 22/23/24 June 

See the value and potential in heritage places for ‘planes, trains & automobiles’, and boats too, at the IHBC’s 2017 School, Manchester 22-24 June!

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IHBC welcomes England’s ‘Civic Day’, a national celebration of civic pride, June 17, from Civic Voice

Civic Voice has a variety of workshops and events available throughout England to help members prepare for Civic Day on June 17, as part of a national celebration that includes the IHBC-linked celebration of 50 years of Conservation Areas.

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HESPR’s top pick: Monmouthshire CC- Abergavenny Castle, ‘Sympathetic’ traditional timber-framed events structure, closing 17 July

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly Bulletins that bring tender and other commercial opportunities together into one handy resource, while the Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this … Continue reading

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IHBC opportunities spotlight: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust 2017 Travelling Fellowship – closing 19 Sept

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) is currently accepting applications for fellowships across a range of different areas of research, which includes a category of special interest to IHBC members: ‘environment, conservation and sustainable living’, and has a deadline of … Continue reading

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IHBC Membership Benefits update: ‘Money is not the barrier’ to progress in your heritage career, job or trade – from low fees to no fees…’

Money is not the barrier to support for any career, job or trade progress in the heritage sector as the low-fee IHBC also offers numerous support mechanisms to make sure that our members have the best financial support possible to … Continue reading

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Heritage places for ‘planes, trains & automobiles’… and boats too! Let your colleagues know about opportunities and challenges at the IHBC’s conference, Manchester 23 June

Let your colleagues and networks know how to find out more about some of the most challenging heritage resources of our time – the infrastructure of transport – at the IHBC’s 2017 Manchester conference, 22-24 June, or just the Day … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Boost – 3D Handheld Scanning: Cataloguing the Intricacies of Oxford University

Oriel College in the UK is blessed with alumni including two Nobel laureates, one of them being a founding member of the Oxford Movement – the Catholic revival in the Church of England – but while the academic prowess of … Continue reading

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New IHBC Context: ‘Green Retrofit’

The new issue of IHBC’s member journal Context is now out and s themed around Green Retrofit and with IHBC trustee John Edwards serving as guest commissioning editor.

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Historic England awards Croydon airport Grade II* listing: So find out more about transport infrastructure at IHBC’s Manchester School, June 22-4 June

Croydon’s centre of aviation and technological heritage raises its profile as it is awarded Grade II* Listing Status, perfect timing for the IHBC’s 2017 School on historic ‘Transport Infrastructure’, 22-4 June in Manchester, and especially the Day School afternoon focussed … Continue reading

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HESPR’s top pick: Redbridge, for ‘Hainault Ancient Forest — a landscape for the future’ project, closing 30 June, valued £488,500

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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Congrats all round after IHBC’s Council+ in Brum: Policy-packed, School-focused, & exploring governance, volunteer support and international strategies

The IHBC has concluded the 5th meeting of its ‘Council+’, the institute’s UK-wide forum for volunteers’ national oversight and development, which took place in Birmingham and covered topics as diverse as current policy panels – on Rural, Green and Consultations … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD spotlight: Explore Vic Soc concerns on proposed reordering of GI listed church

The Victorian Society (Vic Soc), in its role as a National Amenity Society, has objected to proposals for an extensive re-ordering put forward by the Church of St Botolph, a Grade I-listed building in Longthorpe, Peterborough, and IHBC members can … Continue reading

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IHBC Policy Chair to update on ‘curtilage’ advocacy at SW Branch ‘Heritage in Law’ event – Bristol 9 June: Last chances to book

IHBC Policy Secretary Roy Lewis will update delegates at the IHBC South West (SW) Branch event, ‘Heritage in Law, in Bristol on 9 June, on the IHBC’s advocacy work relating to Historic England’s recent draft advice on listed buildings and … Continue reading

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IHBC Marsh Awards 2017: Winners (x3!) receive awards, rewards & more at the IHBC’s 2017 School – Manchester 22-24 June

The judges of the second year of the IHBC Marsh Awards have met together and carefully assessed the submissions, and are delighted to announce the 2017 IHBC Marsh Award winners:

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Think smart with the IHBC, on transport’s heritage values, from peace trails to air places: Join our School and conference, Manchester 22-24 June

Explore one of the most challenging heritage resources – transport infrastructure – and find opportunities and answers to everything from ‘Peace trails’ to air infrastructure, all at the IHBC’s 2017 School (22-24 June), and let your colleagues and networks know! 

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HESPR’s second top ‘two for one’ pick in a row! Hastings GII residential conversion (£88k) & Belfast refurb of B1 Listing (£220k), closing 23 & 27 June

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, and the Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this … Continue reading

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Spread the word on IHBC and Infrastructure – ‘Discover heritage values and fortunes in bus depots, railway stations, roads, canals etc.’ –Manchester, 22-24 June

Discover more about some of the most challenging heritage resources of our time – the infrastructure of transport – at the IHBC’s 2017 Manchester conference, 22-24 June, and let your colleagues and networks know too! 

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