We’re very excited that we will run our first international Zoom webinar tonight at 6pm – details on our meetings page. ASCHB members only who cannot make the meeting will be able to see a recording of the talk if they contact us.
Historic England is looking for people with a diverse range of backgrounds and expertise from across the country to engage with and contribute to its work in championing historic places. As a member of one of its formal committees, an expert adviser can inform, guide and challenge HE’s work.
The committees are the Historic Estate Conservation Committee (HECC), the Historic England Advisory Committee (HEAC), and the London Advisory Committee (LAC).
There is a particular need for advisers from the Midlands and the North.
These appointments are not remunerated, expenses will be reimbursed.
For further details see the Historic England website here
Sherry Bates, ASCHB Chairman, has written to all our members about our events and publications. He has announced the start of online webinars. We will run these in two parts: firstly we will put a link to the presentation on the website several days before the online Q&A session, to allow members to see the presentation and formulate their questions. The Q&A session will include the speaker and a session chair plus one or two others socially distanced on camera in the same space if possible. Links to the webinar will be sent via our usual Mailchimp notifications. If you have unsubscribed or don’t get these messages, please contact us through the website for a link.
Sherry also announced that our next conference, Conservation and Carbon. We expect a lively debate, and we have taken the precaution of delaying the conference and AGM until Autumn 2021.
The next issue of Transactions is in preparation. It too has been affected by lockdown, but we expect it will be published well before the conference.
To download the complete letter, click HERE
Nominations are now open for The Blossom Awards which recognise the contribution of British-Chinese people to the environmental, sustainability and heritage sectors – and our national life. Visit their website for information & to make your own nomination: www.TheBlossomAwards.org.uk
Co-founded by Alan Mak, the UK’s first ever MP of British-Chinese heritage, the Awards aim to recognise unsung heroes, promising talent and success stories from the British-Chinese Community.
The Awards have gained the support of Alan Yau OBE, entrepreneur and founder of the Wagamama noodle bar chain and Michelin-starred restaurants Hakassan and Yauatcha.
The Awards include a specific category for “Environment and Sustainability” covering a wide range of disciplines including anyone working or volunteering in environmental stewardship, wildlife, heritage, conservation, the natural or built environment and renewable energy. This could be in a corporate, charitable, public sector, campaigning or third sector context or workplace.
Alan Mak MP said: “British Chinese people are doing inspirational work in the environmental, sustainability and heritage sectors. The Blossom Awards shine a light on British-Chinese people and their success and contributions. From renewable energy and environmental stewardship to conservation and wildlife, British-Chinese people are making a significant contribution to making the UK a better place to live, work and visit. These Awards enable British-Chinese people to challenge outdated perceptions about their identity. Please encourage a friend, family member, neighbour or colleague who deserves recognition to nominate themselves.”
Nominations close on Friday 12 June 2020 and must be submitted online: www.TheBlossomAwards.org.uk
Award Winners will be invited to a ceremony in central London in late October 2020.
ASCHB are sad to hear of the untimely death of Stephen Coley of ABA. We first met him in 2004 when ABA kindly offered us the use of the Gallery for our monthly meetings. He was a key member of the Gallery Team and gave us frequent help. We send our condolences to his family and is friends at the Cowcross Street Community.