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IHBC’s celebrates learning, insights, networking & more at 2024’s ‘addictive’ #IHBCReading2024 School on ‘Place & Building Care…’: Interim update, thanks & signposts to ‘IHBC CPD, despite purdah’

As IHBC’s 2024 Reading School has (mostly) ended, the IHBC offers more thanks to speakers, volunteers, supporters, participants and Sponsors –Principal Sponsor MFL Insurance Group and Reception Sponsor Velux – with an interim update on #IHBCReading2024 past and future.

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SAHGB-IHBC Heritage Research Award 2024 opens: Celebrating ‘research… in heritage and conservation practice’, enter work  from 2022 by 1/09 2024

The IHBC is delighted to announce the opening of the 2024 joint Heritage Research Award with the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB) to celebrate ‘the quality of architectural-historical research.. in heritage and conservation practice’, with submissions welcomed … Continue reading

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IHBC applauds presentation of Marsh IHBC Award for Community Contribution to IHBC’s David Blackburn at 2024 Reading School Annual Dinner

The IHBC has welcomed the presentation of the 2024 Marsh IHBC Award for Community Contribution to David Blackburn IHBC, at our 2024 Reading School Annual Dinner.

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IHBC’s ‘Professional’ Signpost: Civic Voice publishes Manifesto 2024-2028

England’s Civic Voice has published its Manifesto for 2024-2028

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (Council) doorstep: Forest of Dean Council moves to demolish illegal ‘man cave’ in Cinderford

A ‘man cave’ at the centre of long-running planning dispute in Cinderford, is to be demolished by Forest of Dean Council, writes The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review.

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Historic Environment Scotland appoints new CEO: Katerina Brown

Historic Environment Scotland(HES) has announced the appointment of Katerina Brown as its new Chief Executive. image: HES

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Historic England opens nominations for the National Blue Plaque Scheme

Historic England’s national blue plaque scheme is open to nominations, to celebrate people from all walks of life who have made a significant contribution to human welfare or happiness, and/or have made an exceptional impact in their field, community or … Continue reading

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The Carbuncle Cup 2024- Raising a toast to the worst new building in Britain: Lime Street Redevelopment, Liverpool

The Fence has found a winner for the Carbuncle Cup, crowning what its says ‘we believe to be the very worst new building in Britain to be opened since 31 August 2018, the last time the award was handed out’, … Continue reading

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Europa Nostra seeks nominations for the 7 most endangered cultural heritage sites in Europe for 2025: By 15/09

Europa Nostra is calling for important heritage in Europe that is endangered to be nominated for the 7 Most Endangered programme 2025 by 15 September 2024, with both tangible and intangible heritage are eligible, regardless of whether publicly or privately … Continue reading

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Tower of London heritage status faces ‘real threat’

The Tower of London’s World Heritage status is under ‘real threat’ from the City of London Corporation’s draft policies for tall buildings, Historic England has warned. image for illustration: by [Duncan] from Nottingham, UK – Tower of London from the … Continue reading

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Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings: Another European Commission/Europa Nostra award winner

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings – (previously known as Ditherington Flax Mill) – has been brought back to life as an adaptable workspace, leisure destination and social enterprise hub, securing a top award from The European Commission and Europa Nostra. image for … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the Global doorstep’: Renewal of Royal Patronage for INTBAU as His Majesty King Charles III continues support for ‘Global Mission’

After an extensive review of Royal Patronages, it was announced that His Majesty King Charles III will retain his role as Patron of the INTBAU Charity, continuing a long and valued association established at its inception in 2001. image for … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the Global doorstep’: Cities of York and New York celebrate a century of transatlantic friendship: 100 Years of Twinning

The historic cities of York, England, and New York City, USA, celebrated a century as twin cities on May 5, 2024, with a message from His Majesty King Charles III marking the occasion, and dignitaries from both sides of the … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2024 Virtual School MarketPlace:LEARN & #IHBCReading2024 launch: 12 June, 17:00-18:30 – HES, Robyn Pendyr, Morwenna Slade, THA, sheep wool, shecanengineer.com (on fire) & much more!

The IHBC’s learning-led MarketPlace:LEARN (Wed 12 June; 17:00-18:30) complements our 2024 Reading School’s member and sector support, with free online access to all, and is included in all and reading2024.ihbc.org.uk delegate options.

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IHBC Chair and President on low-cost 2024 Virtual School, 14/06: Promote critical skills to members, colleagues & networks, at #IHBCReading2024, from £30+VAT

IHBC Chair David McDonald and President Mike Brown have written to all IHBC members to encourage active engagement with the 2024 Virtual School – part of our #IHBCReading2024 School – and to promote its low-cost to colleagues etc. as an … Continue reading

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IHBC’s election-compliant #IHBCReading2024 School CPD Circular: Virtual & Day School Special Edition Update, includes MarketPlace:LEARN too

Our dedicated #IHBCReading2024 CPD Circular on Virtual and Day School has been issued, with content updates following the election and a reminder that new delegates can still join us online, on Friday 14 June, for the Virtual School, accessible from … Continue reading

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IHBC Chair marks death of John Sell CBE (1944-2024)

On behalf of the IHBC Chair David McDonald voiced the great sadness on the death of John Sell, a sentiment endorsed by Europa Nostra and many other individuals and organisations.

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STBA (and IHBC!) welcomes its new Board members: Includes 2 IHBC-accredited

The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA) has welcomed new Board members as they ‘bring their expertise to further STBA’s mission’, including 2 IHBC-accredited members and its new Chairperson – Jo Lugg.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest News’: Dezeen on ‘Why cities need ‘tall buildings’?

IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and this week features Economics Professor Jason Barr in Dezeen asking ‘Why cities need … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Stonehenge tunnel delays as decision returns to court

Progress on work on the Stonehenge tunnel has been paused again, after another appeal has been made against the scheme by the Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site (SSWHS), reports The Salisbury Journal. image for illustration: image: Stonehenge by Sumit Surai … Continue reading

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King Charles III becomes Royal Patron of RICS

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is honoured and proud to announce that His Majesty, King Charles III, has become patron of the Institution, marking an historic continuation of royal support since 1881, when RICS first received its Royal … Continue reading

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Views sought on updated guidance for Scotland’s inventory of historic battlefields: closing 2/07

Historic Environment Scotland(HES) is seeking views on updated selection guidance for Scotland’s inventory of historic battlefields. image: HES

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CABE Technical Director Becomes New Chief Executive

Richard Harral will be taking the helm as Chief Executive as CABE moves forward with its strategy to support members and professionals to deliver a more competent construction industry.

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Housing and heritage celebrated in Yorkshire RIBA Awards 2024

Yorkshire’s heritage – ranging from the 11th to 20th century – has been celebrated at the recent RIBA Yorkshire Awards, with prizes handed out to sensitive restorations of social housing (Park Hill Phase 2) and historic monuments (Clifford’s Tower). image: … Continue reading

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New members appointed to the Natural England board

Four new members will join the Board of Natural England. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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