IHBC’s April Branch Events Update: Explore Branch CPD events across the UK

IHBC Branches OS MapIHBC Branches have again been busy planning and organising CPD events across the UK, including preparation for this year’s Annual School in Nottingham and next year’s in Brighton. This month’s features include:

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Michael Netter at services@ihbc.org.uk

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flyerSouth East Branch
Planning for the IHBC Annual School – Brighton 2020
South-East Branch welcomed its new Committee, following the AGM on 1 March, at a meeting on 13 March. The AGM Minutes were agreed and will be posted on the IHBC Branch webpage along with details of the new Committee membership. They discussed a range of possible future training events including a potential visit to Sussex Bricks, a talk by Chair, Duncan Philips on his new RICS Historic Building Conservation guidance note, a session on “consistency in decision making” and a talk on BS 7913:2013 Guide to the Conservation of Historic Buildings.

South-East Branch has also set up an IHBC 2020 working group who met on 13 March to develop plans for the IHBC Annual School that they will be hosting in Brighton in June 202; the focus will be on town centres and titled, Old Towns: New Futures. The School will look at economics, place-making, international and technical aspects of successful town centres and will offer a range of speakers, activities and tours around this theme.

The group will be holding regular meetings across the region to develop proposals to provide the Branch membership with the opportunity to become involved in developing the plans. The next meeting will be in Tunbridge Wells on 24 April and they plan to hold further meetings in Surrey, West Sussex and also in Brighton – the wider Branch membership is encouraged to participate. 

personIHBC MATE 

  • Explore creative ways to guide your IHBC accreditation to Full Membership
  • Look out for sessions in your area

 The next MATE session will be hosted by the Yorkshire Branch on 30th March, following a very successful seminar held in November.

Kate said: ‘It was great to head up to York to talk to prospective full members of IHBC and help demystify the application process. There was a really positive buzz at the session, people felt a lot more confident about the application on leaving the Saturday morning seminar.’

One of the attendees said: ‘It was a really helpful and supportive event. I have a much greater understanding of what I need to do to progress to full membership. It has helped me plan targeted CPD to achieve this goal. I found talking to other candidates invaluable and appreciating I’m not the only one with limited experience.’

The purpose of the MATE (Membership Application Training Event) seminar is to help demystify the accreditation process. You will have the opportunity to talk with full members about your application and hear about how to approach the process.

Any queries or for booking please get in touch with Kate Kendall at lets@ihbc.org.uk

If you need more guidance to upgrade your conservation accreditation with us, and in line with national and international standards, do remember you can:

Looking for Professional Volunteering?
If you would like to get involved with Branch activities & events, please consider volunteering for a branch officer post.  The positions are not onerous, communications happen mainly by email and Branches hold meetings quarterly.

There are currently interesting Branch Officer positions available with:

 Northern Ireland Branch
If you would like to discuss how you can contribute please contact the Secretary, Sarah McNamee at sarah.mcnamee@midulstercouncil.org

Yorkshire Branch
If you would like to discuss how you can contribute feel free to contact the Secretary, David Rawlins at rawlinsd@icloud.com

For any other Region in the UK, please get in touch on the relevant Branches webpage and select the Branch you are interested in.


April 2019
3 April

North West Branch – Approaches to Treatment for Common Causes of Degradation in Historic Tiles, Lesley Durbin, Tiles and Ceramics Society
5:30-7:30pm, Buttress, Manchester

Following her successful introductory talk on tiles and ceramics, Lesley is back to give us a detailed seminar on common causes of degradation.  This talk will address the common causes of degradation found in historic tile schemes both wall and floor.  We will also look at the most appropriate methods of repair and conservation.  The talk will focus on late 19th century and 20th century tiles but with the opportunity to take a brief look at 18th century and medieval tiles as well. The talk will be power point illustrated and will give every opportunity to question and discuss as we progress. The emphasis is on collective learning rather than instruction.

Free to attend.
Refreshments at 5:30pm with the talk to start at 6pm.To book contact sgill@buttress.net
Further details on the Events Calendar

26 April
Scotland Branch – Contemporary Design in Historic Places – case studies in Dunfermline
Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, Abbot Street, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7NL

This CPD event will be provided by IHBC Scotland Branch and Fife Council.
The world’s first Carnegie Library re-opened in 2017 as also a museum, EAA Building of the Year, holder of the RIAS Andrew Doolan prize. It is a place to inspire debate about the interface of new and old. We shall also learn about the next steps for the medieval Abbot House next door, and the ongoing transformation of a big Dunfermline linen damask factory. The full programme will be announced shortly.

CPD certification: 5 hours
IHBC members (all types) and Fife Council staff: £20 others £30; students £15

Book with scotland@ihbc.org.uk
Further details on the Events Calendar

May 2019
15 May

flyerLondon Branch – MATE session
Lichfields, Regent’s Wharf, Kings Cross, London N1 9RL
(Approximately 10 mins walk from Kings Cross Station)
5.30 – 8.30pm

Free event with refreshments

Kate Kendall, IHBC’s Learning Education, Training and Standards (LETS) Officer will be running a MATE session for people interested in either joining the IHBC, or upgrading their membership.

Kate will provide a presentation on the IHBC membership process then move onto breaking down the competences which will allow attendees to ask questions about their own applications and case studies.

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To book your FREE place please email Kate Kendall LETS@ihbc.org.uk

17 May
South West Branch – Recognising Significance in 20th Century Buildings

A one-day event with the IHBC SW Branch – AGM included.
Morning presentations to include:

  • Historic England
  • 20th Century Society and
  • Elaine Harwood on her new book ‘Art Deco Britain’. Afternoon presentations on 20th Century Bournemouth.
  • Lunch and tour of Bournemouth in the afternoon.

Event programme

9.30 – 9.45      Arrival and coffee
9.45 -10.00     Welcome from the chairman of the IHBC South West Committee
10.00-10.40    Samantha Barnes, Historic England: Listing in the South-West
10.40-11.20    Grace Etherington and Claire Price: 20th century society
11.20-11.40    Tea/ Coffee break
11.40-12.20    Elaine Harwood, Historic England: Art Deco Britain
12.20-12.45    Questions and discussion
12.45-13.30    Lunch
13.30-14.20    IHBC SW AGM (IHBC members only)
14.20-15.00    James Weir, Local Historian 20th century buildings of   Bournemouth
15.00-15.30    Ruth Povey, Planning Officer, Bournemouth Borough Council -Guided walking tour of C20th heritage in the heart of the town centre
15.30-16.00    Tour of the Echo building – Grade II listed Art Deco former offices, press and production building
16.00-16.30    Opportunity for coffee (own expense)

Book your ticket here
Further details on the Events Calendar 

If you want to find out more about CPD events, talks, workshops, conferences and many more happening across the UK and beyond, visit our Events Calendar on the main IHBC website.

IHBC at the Natural Stone Show 2019
30 April – 2 May


The IHBC will host its regular stand at the Natural Stone Show’s Conservation Area in April, in London’s ExCel, so please be sure to visit us there, and remember that this busy event also offers lots of free IHBC-recognised CPD including the regular Conservation Day, on Thursday 2 May.

For further details see the IHBC Events Calendar and NewsBlogs 

Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities’



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

Main Venue: Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton St, Nottingham NG1 4BU

Social Media promotion: @IHBCTweet @IHBCEastMids #IHBCNottingham2019

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation will hold its 21st Annual School in Nottingham, from 4-6 July 2019, hosted by the IHBC East Midlands Branch.
This year’s Annual School focuses on the theme of ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities’ and explores:

  • Heritage challenges and insights into solutions for Fire, Flood & Structural Failure
  • Case studies – Technical, practical and strategic advice
  • Planning for the worst: dealing with the aftermath

The Annual School includes three exciting days of:

  • Tours – Nottingham, Leicester, Derby & the East Midlands
  • CPD support: Up to 20 hours Continuing Professional Development linked
  • Business opportunities: Sponsors, exhibitors, networks & supporters

Find out more about the speakers, Day School Programme, tours and much more at nottingham2019.ihbc.org.uk

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