Daily Archives: 14/07/2017

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 … Continue reading

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

The 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 … Continue reading

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Lake District inscribed as 31st UK World Heritage Site

England’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 

Built 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.

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

The 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

The 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!

Between 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 … Continue reading

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CIC launches survey on future professionals from all disciplines

The 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

Civic 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 … 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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