Meetings are held at The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1. Nearest tube: Farringdon. Wine served from 6.00pm, lectures start 6.30pm. Non Members are welcome: please donate £5 on door. For queries please contact us.
Tuesday 26 September 2017
Talk: The dynamics of masonry arches
Bill Harvey, Bill Harvey Associates
Tuesday 17 October 2017
Talk: Brompton Cemetery
Richard and Margaret Davis, MDRA and Robert Stephenson, The Friends of Brompton Cemetery
Friday 10th November 2017
Winter Visit: Brompton Cemetery
Tuesday 21 November 2017
♦ ASCHB at 50: Influential Books
ASCHB will be asking for nominations for the most influential books for conservation over the last 50 years, and debate over the top 5.
Tuesday 9 January 2018
Clive England, Thomas Ford & Partners
Tuesday 13 February 2018
Talk: Recent Archaeological Discoveries and Protection of Elizabethan Playhouses in London
Jane Sidell, Historic England
Tuesday 13 March 2018
Talk: The Royal Hospital, Chelsea
Peregrine Bryant Architecture and Building Conservation
Friday 16 March 2018
Annual General Meeting (9.00am) followed by
♦ Conference: 50 Years of Conservation Education
Details of the venue and the speakers will be posted on our website, and sent out with our AGM mailing
Tuesday 10 April 2018
♦ Talk: How Building Conservation has changed over 50 years
Graham King, Westminster City Council
Friday 11th May 2018
Spring Visit: The Masonic Temple, London
Tuesday 15 May 2018
♦ 2018 Forum: What key project or occurrence to a historic place really made a difference? (Chair: Ian Bristow)
Start time 6:00pm; details of speakers and panel will be posted nearer the date, and sent out via email
Saturday 2 June 2018
♦ Spring visit and picnic: Cambridge
Dennis Parr House, Antarctic Survey, Kettles Yard
Booking details will be put on the website nearer the date
Tuesday 12 June 2018
Talk: Conserving the scagliola at the Reform Club
Cristina Beretta, Cristina Beretta Conservation
Tuesday 27 September 2016
Talk: The Iron Bridge, Coalbrookdale
Jackie Heath, of Ramboll
Tuesday 18 October 2016
Talk: Freemasons’ Hall
Michael Beare, Director of AKS Ward
Joint EASA and ASCHB Seminar and Visit 2016
Thursday 10th November 2016
Visit: Guildford Cathedral
John Bailey, Cathedral Architect; Douglas Evans, Project Architect; Adrian Cox, Consulting Engineer.
The whole day seminar includes talks on the copper roofs and water penetration problems, and the removal of asbestos from the inside. After lunch (provided), there will be guided tours up onto the scaffolding internally, and external tours to see the roof and brickwork repairs from ground level. There will be a summing up after tea, and the seminar is due to finish at 5 pm.
There is a fee for the day of £75.00 for ASCHB or EASA members, £85.00 for non-members.
Please return the booking form and fee to EASA by Thursday 27th October 2016 at the latest.
Tuesday 15 November 2016
Talk: The White Tower, Tower of London
Clive Dawson, Director of Hockley and Dawson
Tuesday 17 January 2017
Talk: The Temperate House, Kew
Jessica Kennedy, of Ramboll
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Tuesday 14 February 2017
Talk: Tainted Landscapes: The Atlantic Trade, Slavery and the Sublime and Picturesque in late 18th century Britain
Victoria Perry, of Donald Insall Associates
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Tuesday 14 March 2017
Talk: A Life in Conservation
John Burton MBE
The meeting will be on Tuesday 14th March at 6.00 for 6.30pm when John Burton MBE will talk on A Life in Conservation.
John is a Partner at architects Purcell and Surveyor Emeritus of Canterbury Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. He received an MBE for Services to the Conservation of Historic Architecture in 2013. In this talk he describes his life in conservation, providing insight into his work on some of the country’s finest buildings.
Having gained experience working for a local authority architectural department, John relocated to Norfolk to become assistant to Donovan Purcell in 1971.
Purcell was a great pioneer of the post-war conservation movement. Learning and questioning as he drove Purcell to client meetings, John found a new and completely different approach to architecture. This precious time underpinned John’s historic buildings knowledge and opened his eyes to traditional crafts. Purcell gave John huge opportunities to work at Ely Cathedral and for the National Trust.
John’s talk will detail his approach to conservation which developed after Purcell’s early death. Examples of pure conservation, restoration and a combination of the two will draw on work at Canterbury Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.
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Friday 31 March 2017
Annual General Meeting (10.00am) followed by the all-day
Conference: 50 years of Conservation Areas
Details of the Speakers and venue to be confirmed
Tuesday 18 April 2017
Jo Thwaites talked to us on the external repair project of Inigo Jones’s Banqueting House in Whitehall.
Jo Thwaites has worked for Historic Royal Palaces since 1993. After completing a BSc(Hons) in Surveying at South Bank University, whilst working in a London Local Authority, she became a chartered surveyor with a postgraduate diploma in Building Conservation.
Jo was Project Manager for the conservation and re-presentation works at Kew (see Transactions Volume 30) and Kensington Palace (Transactions Volume 32) and is currently Programme Sponsor for the Banqueting House in Whitehall.
Jo’s talk will address the external repair project of Inigo Jones’s Banqueting House, with work starting in January 2015 and completing at Easter 2016.
A feature of Jo’s role is to allow the greatest access possible to students and young people interested in building conservation. Banqueting House scaffold tourists, Building Crafts College students and other specialist groups were welcomed on site to observe the work in action.
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Tuesday 16 May 2017
We will have an early start to our next meeting on Tuesday 16 May at 5.30 for 6pm. It will be one of our Forums on the latest thinking on Lime.
Hot-mixed lime, NHL gradings, nanolime: there is no doubt that
‘lime’ is once again one of the hottest topics in conservation.
Hear the latest news from field and lab research,
and join in what should be lively discussion with our expert panel.
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Tuesday 20 June 2017
Talk: Moving Lutyens War Memorial, Manchester
Stephen Levrant, of Heritage Architecture Ltd.
The War Memorial Grade II* listed Cenotaph Assembly was built in 1924 by Sir Edwin
Lutyens. The rectangular Cenotaph is located on a plinth, which runs out to each side with
the returns bearing obelisks, and it is surmounted by a statue representing the dormient
soldier. The composition is completed by the podium and the War Stone. The Cenotaph
Assembly forms a group with the adjacent Memorial Cross within the St. Peter’s square
Conservation Area, and had to be relocated because of the expansion of the Metrolink system.
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Meetings will be held at The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1. Nearest tube: Farringdon. Wine served from 6.00pm, lectures start 6.30pm. Non Members are welcome: please pay £5 on door. For queries please contact us.
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