IHBC’s Branches Update: Explore your local CPD events from across the UK, and ‘Bring along a colleague too’!

IHBC Branches OS MapIHBC members (and colleagues) have a huge range of CDP support on offer across our Branches this Autumn: CPD events, Branch Annual Conferences, MATE sessions to support applications for IHBC accreditation, and AGMs.

IHBC Director Seán O’Reilly said: ‘Do remember that if you want to boost your conservation skills – whether to enhance employability or just to do your job better – you can always volunteer with us through our impressive local Branch network.’

‘And if you just want to join in our local CPD events, and take advantage of the best value heritage CPD on offer, that is great too.  But do also try to bring along a colleague so they can learn about the benefits of IHBC membership and all we have to offer!

‘To help plan your CPD – as well as your colleague’s diary – you can easily browse upcoming Branch events in one easy monthly NewsBlog as well as on our Events calendar

For this and coming months, features include:

  • The forthcoming North West Branch Annual Conference in Liverpool on ‘The Work of Faith’ focusing on the many challenges faced in the conservation of historic places of worship.
  • Don’t miss the new ‘Yorkshire Newsletter’ with news and events across the Region!
  • Branch AGMs, MATE sessions and much more below….


If you want to include any Branch event or news in the next edition get in touch with Carla Pianese at support@ihbc.org.uk

DOWNLOAD the PDF or continue reading.


Spotlights on some Branch opportunities for anyone looking for CPD-linked volunteering: NI and YO!
If you would like to get involved with Branch activities & events, please consider volunteering for a branch officer post. The positions need not be onerous, as much can be done by email while Branches can hold meetings quarterly.  And while smart employers will welcome your improved networks, you can meet with lots of people that care as much as you do about the future of our past!

See below for Branch Officer positions currently available.

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


 image: NI Branch

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

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image: Peter Badcock

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

Yorkshire Branch Newsletter
building The IHBC Yorkshire Branch has launched the first ‘Yorkshire Branch newsletter – Autumn 2018’ with a wide array of events and news across the Yorkshire Region.

A direct link to the downloadable PDF is here in the section ‘Branch Newsletter’.

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peopleInterested in upgrading your IHBC accreditation to Full Membership?
To help you along the way come along to see your MATE (Membership Application Training Event) session. The purpose of the seminar is to help demystify the process. You will have the opportunity to talk with full members about your application and hear about how to approach the process.

For more background see the IHBC NewsBlogs  and for any queries or for booking please get in touch with Kate Kendall at lets@ihbc.org.uk

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October 2018

building17 October
East Anglia Branch: Thatching Training Day and AGM
How Hill House, Ludham, Norfolk

The day will include:

  • Causes of fire in thatched roofs
  • Regional variations in East Anglian thatching
  • Thatching demonstrations
  • Tours and history of How Hill House
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Places will be limited, so book now for this informative day in an iconic
Broads setting.

Find out more about the Programme & Booking form HERE

18 October
websiteNorth West Branch Day Conference 2018
‘The Work of Faith’
Venue: The Liverpool Medical Institution, 114 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5SR

This year’s conference focusses upon the many challenges faced in the conservation of historic places of worship. These buildings are used by a wide range of denominations and faiths, including churches and chapels, meeting houses, synagogues, gurdawaras, temples, mandirs and mosques. An increasing number of secular buildings are now also being used by faith groups, such as former schools and cinemas. These buildings often have a key presence in the wider historic environment, contributing positively to the quality of the local townscape and a sense of place as well as embodying evidential, historical, aesthetic and communal values.

Where a religious use cannot be sustained, these buildings often present unique challenges – as well as opportunities – to accommodate alternative new uses. Examples of best practice will be highlighted to illustrate how places of worship can be adapted and converted to new uses whilst minimising harm to their significance.

Further details and bookings at worship.ihbc.org.uk and for background and branch quote see the IHBC NewsBlogs.

18 October
North West Branch – Albert Dock 175 Interpro: Transport
6-8pm, Liverpool

waterfront and buildings

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The fifth in the interpro lecture series, celebrating the range of built environment professionals that have contributed to the successful regeneration of the Albert Dock. Led by the Transport Planning Society, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, this event will focus on transport and connectivity in and around waterfront regeneration projects.

Free to attend, but please contact klu.wray@hotmail.co.uk for more information

26 October
buildingSouth Branch- Yearning for Timelessness

An IHBC South Branch Conference exploring modern architecture in historic settings. For programme and booking see the Branch page – ‘Future Events’.

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27 October 
edinburgh viewIHBC Scotland at the Edinburgh Listed Property Show

IHBC Scotland will host a CPD session (from 3.30 to 4.30) at the Listed Property Show in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms on 27 October, with free access to the day-long Show for IHBC members booking ahead.

For further details and to book see the NewsBlog

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November 2018

9 November
IHBC East Midlands Branch – An afternoon with Charles Mynors
1pm – 4.45pm
Venue: City of Lincoln Council Chamber, City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1DD

Dr Charles Mynors is a lawyer with specialist expertise in planning and ecclesiastical law. He is also a Fellow of the RTPI and the RICS, and a member of the IHBC. After almost ten years as a planning officer in local government, he practised for over 25 years as a barrister from chambers in the Temple. He now heads up a team in the Law Commission, simplifying planning law in Wales; the Commission’s consultation paper, published in November 2017, has been described as “surprisingly readable”.

He has written a number of books on his specialist areas, three of which (those on listed buildings, trees, and advertisements) have gone into subsequent editions; each has become the standard textbook in its field. He is an adviser to the Prince’s Regeneration Trust. He lectures widely, and is a Visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes University and regular lecturer at Bath University.

Delegate fee to be confirmed – open to non-members
Maximum 50 places on a ‘first come first served basis’

Further details and dedicated website to follow – see Branch page (Events) for updates.

15 November
North West Branch – AGM
Long Street Methodist Church & School, Middleton

The AGM will be in in Middleton, allowing us to explore the architecture of Edgar Wood with David Morris, followed by the AGM and Christmas meal. Details to be circulated – register your interest with Ian Lucas ianlucas@bcrnet.eu and Lisa McFarlane lisa.mcfarlane@sevenarchitecture.co.uk (please copy both in).

22 November
North Branch – MATE session
Lichfields, The St Nicholas Building, St Nicholas Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RF 

We are holding Membership Application Training Event – the main aim of which is to assist people in upgrading their membership from either Affiliate/Associate to Full membership.

There will be a presentation from Kate Kendall, IHBC Education, Training & Standards Liaison Officer followed by small group discussions.

Kate Kendall said: ‘These events are a great way for prospective applicants to find out how to understand their skills, knowledge and experience in the context of IHBC membership criteria and accreditation.  And all this is free too, offered to anyone interested in IHBC membership as part of the IHBC’s charitable support for the care of the built and historic environment.’

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

29 November
Scotland Branch – AGM

The AGM will follow a CPD day on the theme of Design in Dundee (UNESCO City of Design). We expect to visit the new V&A and to discuss the ways that members interface with design issues on a daily basis: design review, design awards etc. Bring an example to share of good/ bad/ ugly design on an A4 page. This is your chance to consider joining the committee! Further details to follow – contact: scotlandbranchnews@ihbc.org.uk

29 November
West Midlands Branch – Shakespeare and Stratford: Tourism and heritage buildings. Conflict or compromise and some solutions
Stratford upon Avon, venue tbc

Details to follow but please register your interest with Harriet Devlin at harrietdevlin1@gmail.com

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.

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