Booking has started for our ASCHB 2020 Conference CONSERVING KNOWLEDGE: RECORDING & ARCHIVING THE HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS to be held at the National Archives, Kew, Richmond TW9 4DU on 6 March 2020. See our Conferences page for details.
There is an opportunity to visit Brackley Town Hall this Wednesday 9 October 2019 at 10 am. Please contact Tom or Nathalie at email@example.com if you would like to come.
Tom Gibb will be talking to us about this RIBA East Midlands Award winning project on 19 November at The Gallery, Cowcross Street.
We were shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of Hugh Feilden, who died suddenly and unexpectedly on 24th August. He was a champion of conservation, and was always willing to share his wide knowledge and experience with us, and lend us his support. We remember his talks on Old Sarum Airfield and on the complex problems at Norwich Castle, and his nomination of Jacques Heyman’s The Stone Skeleton in our Influential Books Forum. We shall miss him deeply.
We hope to publish a fuller appreciation with contributions from ASCHB members in the future.
Following our highly successful conference on Industrial Heritage, the Association for Studies in the Conservation of Historic Buildings (ASCHB) are delighted to announce that Paul Beckett and Gez Pegram have come forward to be our new Joint Northern Convenors, based in Sheffield and York.
They are proposing to hold local meetings and events, including a visit on 19 June 2020 to see the sites at Wentworth Woodhouse and Elsecar.
To register your interest in our Northern group, please use the Contacts link on our website www.aschb.org.uk/ and use the ‘ASCHB-North’ subject on the drop down menu.
Historic England is working with the UCL’s Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to offer a fully-funded PhD on a truly innovative topic in energy and the built environment: understanding and, more importantly, assessing the real sources of thermal discomfort and comfort (trying to break us away from the late 20th century paradigm that comfort comes from space heating and cooling, which is not only a serious source of energy and carbon use, but demands such risky retrofitting to manage).
Applications close on the 22 JULY, and all details can be found here: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BTO226/fully-funded-phd-studentship-reducing-energy-consumption-and-addressing-thermal-discomfort-in-historic-buildings