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IHBC’s latest Council+ corners the tables to see how best to deliver member services

The IHBC has concluded the 7th meeting of its ‘Council+’, the institute’s UK-wide forum for volunteers’ national oversight and development, which took place in Regents Park, London, which included an active ‘four corner debate’ on how best to deliver the … Continue reading

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C20 Society’s Christmas gift to IHBC members: Join up and get a free ticket to ‘Looking Beyond the Bauhaus’ lecture series

The first 15 IHBC members of the IHBC to sign up as members of the Twentieth Century society (C20) are being offered a special bonus of a free ticket to the spring evening lecture series ‘Looking Beyond the Bauhaus’ which … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £253M+ costed work this week: Scottish Redundant Churches Trust seeks Conservation Plan author for Ninian Comper’s Cat A St Margaret’s, Braemar, closing 7/12; No price given

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers from the issue this week features a call from … Continue reading

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CPD in Context: ‘Risky buildings and sacred spaces’, and what we can learned from Belfast

In Context issue 156 (on the Annual School) tour delegates provided an overview of their thoughts on the Thursday tours, in some cases offering food for thought on adapting buildings for changes in use, and asking how we can do … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘CPD Boost’: Wellcome’s Living with Buildings exhibition, on health and the built environment – to 3 March, London

London’s Wellcome Collection is hosting a major exhibition about health and architecture – asking ‘How does our built environment affect us?’ –  as it examines the positive and negative influence buildings have on our physical and mental health.

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England’s ‘Open Doors’ pilot: Call for landlords to help match empty space to community needs – closing 31 Dec

Government in England has launched a pilot scheme to match landlords struggling to find tenants for their empty properties with community groups looking for space, with bids and enquiries to be sent to Laura.hurley@communities.gov.uk, and closing 31 December. image: Fiona Newton

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Updates on England’s programme on planning reform

The latest version of the Planning Directorate Newsletter brings readers up to date with the England’s programme of planning reform. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Fine of £5500 for misusing the title ‘architect’

On 22 November 2018 Mr Nicholas Rothe of Manchester was convicted by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) on eight counts of the criminal offence of misusing the title ‘Architect’.

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Warburg Institute Funded Research Fellowships for 2019-20

The Warburg Institute is offering Long-term Research Fellowships in Intellectual, Cultural and Art History (of nine months to twelve months), for tenure during 2019-20, and Short-term Research Fellowships in Intellectual, Cultural and Art History (of two, three or four months), … Continue reading

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Idlicote House landowner loses appeal over sale of urns

The Court of Appeal upheld a High Court decision and that of the Planning Inspector enforcing return of two lead urns removed by landowner Marcus Dill from the grounds of Idlecote House without permission, while as a result he could … Continue reading

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RTPI to investigate strategic infrastructure planning

The RTPI has commissioned new research from the University of the West of England (UWE), in partnership with PBA (now a part of Stantec), to find out how strategic infrastructure planning is carried out on the ground. image: Open Government … Continue reading

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Scottish Lochside House named House of the Year 2018

Lochside House, a breathtaking new home in the West Highlands designed by HaysomWardMiller Architects has been named the 2018 RIBA House of the Year.

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IHBC’s ‘Out of Context’ CPD check-up and prize: ‘Who said that?’ – And what would you say back? FREE BS7913 for the best responses…

Each issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context features a selection of quotations and recent takes on all aspects historic building conservation, but can you identify who made these statements below, relating to accessibility and perceptions of SPAB, which are … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (student’s) doorstep’: Making Meersbrook Project Film, Nov 2018

A short film by Masters in Architecture students at the University of Sheffield is now available on YouTube that explores future community-focussed visions for Meersbrook Hall, based on extensive research into its history as the Ruskin Museum (1890-1953). image: Sheffield … Continue reading

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Scotland’s HE Audit now out

Scotland’s Historic Environment Audit (SHEA) 2018 is now out and its lead officer in Historic Environment Scotland (HES), Karen Robertson, has offered her personal blog looking at the trends and findings.

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Civic Voice: Guidance tool for communities to identify local heritage assets

Civic Voice – England’s link body for local Civic Trusts – has now made available another tool to help guide community groups interested on enhancing local conservation areas, a resource developed as part of Civic Voice’s Big Conservation Conversation and … Continue reading

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Specialist contractors call for government regulation of the construction industry

The chairman of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group wants to government to set up a statutory authority to regulate construction industry practice. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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BEFS: Scotland’s ‘Inspiring Fundraising’ online resource and ‘Report on State of Heritage Funding’ now available

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) has reported on how the ‘Inspiring Fundraising’ online toolkit is now available, together with accompanying report ‘The State of Heritage Funding Now.’ image BEFS website

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Sheffield Victorian spa declared Asset of Community Value

Local councillors have declared Birley Spa Bath House in Sheffield to be an Asset of Community Value.

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The economic value of culture: a benefit transfer study on museums in England

New research has been published to help understand the visitor and non-visitor value of cultural engagement at 4 cultural institutions in England, and to test whether economic values for cultural sites can be transferred to similar sites in England.

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RIBA launches UK’s first nationwide architecture programme for schoolchildren

In November 2018, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) launched the UK’s first nationwide architectural learning programme aimed at schoolchildren.

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Shotley Pier campaign: New plans for 122-year-old structure revealed

The BBC has reported on how campaigners fighting to restore the 122-year-old Shotley Pier for public use have revealed new designs for the Victorian structure.

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IHBC 2019 Nottingham Day School outline ONLINE • Sponsor opportunities available NOW • Booking & bursaries open FEBRUARY

The webpages for the IHBC’s 2019 School in Nottingham on 4-6 July 2019 on the theme of ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities’ now include an outline of the main sessions of the Day School, on Friday 5 July.

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IHBC’s FREE CPD Boost via HE+IHBC’s ‘easy access’ Webinar, 13 Dec: Enhancing conservation areas & townscapes with S.215s – Numbers limited so book now!

Following on from the success of the last Historic England (HE) & IHBC Webinar on S.54 notices the next Webinar will be taking place on 13 December, on using Section 215 (S.215) notices to enhance conservation areas and wider townscapes, … Continue reading

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IHBC-STBA Tribute to Neil May, from John Preston IHBC

John Preston, Convenor of IHBC’s Green Panel and previously IHBC Education Secretary, and also Heritage Chair at the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA), offers NewsBlog readers a tribute to a leading light in the STBA, Neil May. image: STBA website

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