IHBC welcomes Gus Astley Student Award judge for 2018 (and 2019 Annual School presentations): Ingval Maxwell OBE, COTAC Chair

personThe IHBC is delighted to welcome as judge for the 2018 IHBC Gus Astley Student Awards – and guest at the 2019 Nottingham Annual School where the Awards will be presented – Ingval Maxwell OBE, Chair of COTAC (Council on Training in Architectural Conservation) – and past Technical Director at Historic Scotland, now Historic Environment Scotland.logo

Ingval Maxwell said: ‘It is a great honour to be asked to judge the Gus Astley Student Award.  I look forward very much to immersing myself in the educational and research priorities that the historic and built environment conservation professionals in the IHBC seek to celebrate.’

IHBC Chair James Caird said: ‘We feel very privileged to have Ingval serve as this year’s judge for our increasingly prestigious annual Gus Astley Student Awards.’

‘Ingval is particularly strong on education and training standards across the sector.  This, alongside his legacy of experience in the conservation and heritage sectors – including as past Director of Technical Conservation at the former Historic Scotland (now Historic Environment Scotland) – means that he is perfectly placed to address the challenges of being our Awards judge for 2018.’

Bob Kindred IHBC’s Research Consultant and a trustee and Chair of the Gus Astley Fund that underpins the award, said: ‘Our Student Award is now in its 12th year and since 2008 many excellent submissions have been received. The awards are open to outstanding items of taught-coursework, and encourages the promotion of best practice, raises standards, and helps those in the early stages of their careers where the final significance of shortlisting for the Awards is increasingly recognised by employers.

‘As our Student Award celebrates excellence in conservation–related course work, Ingval’s background in conservation management, research, training and education aligns perfectly with the priorities of the IHBC, not least in promoting practice standards across the historic environment as it helps drive urban and rural regeneration.

2019 Award update
The IHBC’s next annual Gus Astley Student Award closes on 31 July 2019, so if you have relevant coursework from any UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate, from 2018 OR 2019 – be sure to submit it online and on time to have a chance to receive their prizes at the IHBC’s Annual School in Brighton in 2020.

See more on the Gus Astley Student Award

IHBC’s 2019 Annual School: nottingham2019.ihbc.org.uk

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