IHBC’s 2019 Day School update with ‘Flying Archaeologist’ Ben Robinson on ‘Heritage at Risk’ and Essex Police Advisor Stephen Armson Smith on ‘Terrorism’

peopleThe IHBC has announced the next round of speakers for the 2019 Day School ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities’, in Nottingham on 5 July, as it offers challenging takes on both heritage at risk and terrorism.

Chair of the Annual School’s Branch Organising Committee Justin Webber said: ‘Adding depth and breadth to the agenda for the Day School, we are delighted to have secured two highly regarded speakers on the topics of heritage at risk and the challenge from terrorism.’

‘Dr Ben Robinson is a well-known figure from his work communicating a range of heritage topics on television programmes on the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV. He is also Historic England’s Principal Adviser for Heritage at Risk in the East Midlands and brings a peerless understanding of the subject in the region. Bringing his wide-ranging qualifications and experience to the role, the contribution from Ben promises to be a lively talk that brings together divergent strands relating to heritage at risk and provides key insights into better management.’

‘An important, but less well known area of the heritage sector is the challenge of terrorism and measures to better manage places to limit the risk from it. In Stephen Armson-Smith, we have the ideal speaker to introduce attendees to key concepts and bring out the most relevant learning points. Stephen has decades of experience in various roles with the police service and sits on the Heritage Crime Working Group of the National Police Chiefs Council. He currently works for Essex Police as a Crime Prevention Tactical Advisor, Heritage Crime Prevention Lead and Designing Out Crime Officer.’

flyerBooking is now open for the 2019 IHBC Annual School – in Nottingham on 4-6 July, on ’Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities’, with early bird low cost fees available until 20 April.

The School will cover a huge range of heritage-related risks, look at how that risk can be managed and addressed, and resilience developed. The focus of the School will include Fire, Structural failure, Terrorism, Heritage at Risk, Flooding, Law & Philosophy, providing some of the best value heritage learning and CPD around – up to 24 hours over the 3-day Full School, including networking, or up to 9 hours for the Day School and AGM

See the Day School Programme

Visit the School’s website nottingham2019.ihbc.org.uk or book direct:

Full School: Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 July 2019
Day School: Friday 5 July 2019

For more information on Bursaries visit the website

For more on the Annual School see the NewsBlog updates:

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Speakers on ‘legal issues around conservation calamities’
Speakers on ‘structure and structural failure’
Keynote Speaker
Speakers on ‘fire and heritage assets’
Speakers on ‘floods and flooding’
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