SPAB Fellowship: On the heritage trail…

Written by Lizzy Hippisley-Cox

Dean's Eye Lincoln
Dean’s Eye Lincoln

This year, the William Morris Craft Fellowship celebrates its thirtieth anniversary, and since its genesis in 1987 it has given over 100 craftspeople working on historic buildings the chance to step away from the workbench/scaffold/microscope and go behind the scenes of a great many recent and on-going conservation projects across the UK. Every year a group of three or four Fellows are chosen to travel together, guided and hosted by the architects, surveyors, engineers, conservators and craftspeople working on these fascinating projects. Continue reading

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Resilient York Conference: An overview

dsc_0196Dr. Neil Macdonald presenting his paper at the Resilient York conference, 4 November 2016

Written by Sean Rawling, MA student in Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings)

Resilient York was held at the University of York on Friday 4th November 2016. This one-day conference brought together a vast and varied array of national experts aiming to discuss the effects of York’s 2015 Boxing Day floods and how the city can be better prepared to deal with them in the future. Continue reading

2016 Conservation Studies Graduation

graduates-gill2016 Conservation Studies Graduates, left to right: Robert Dawson, Hattie Marshman Harris, Evangelia Kostaki-Kassandrou, Angela Morris, Kristin Potterton, Amy Higgins, and Alessandra Sprega. (Photo courtesy Gill Chitty)

Written by Gill Chitty and Kristin Potterton

On Saturday 21 January, 2016 graduands from the MA Conservation Studies programmes were awarded their degrees by the University of York’s Vice Chancellor, Koen Lamberts. You can watch the ceremony here Continue reading

‘People Power! – Catalyst for Change’ IHBC Summer School 2016

Written by Angie Creswick

The weekend after the Brexit vote I attended the IHBC summer school in Worcester. At the conclusion of the event, where community engagement had been a recurring theme, I had a fascinating tour of three of Worcester’s Georgian churches. The conservation needs of these churches is being addressed through three very different approaches. Continue reading

Edinburgh Study Tour – Part III: Painting the Forth Bridge

Written by Kristin Potterton

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The three Forth Bridges viewed from Queensferry. Photo by author.

To complete the study tour, the second day in Edinburgh included a viewing of the Forth and its famous bridge. Having looked at the Forth Bridge construction in previous studies, I was particularly looking forward to this portion of the weekend and it certainly did not disappoint. A clear morning provided an excellent opportunity to take in the 19th-century cantilever bridge and its younger neighbours, the Forth Road Bridge, a 20th-century suspension bridge, and the Queensferry Crossing (currently under construction), a 21st-century cable-stayed bridge. The showcase of bridge technology and history from one vantage point is an impressive sight and well worth the trip. Continue reading