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    Branch Committee

    Chairman: David McDonald
    Branch Representative on Council: Sheila Stones (English Heritage)
    Secretary: Sheila Stones
    Treasurer: John Webb
    Membership Secretary: Kate Jefferson (Asset Heritage Consulting)
    Events: Christine White
    Day Conference: Jacinta Fisher
    Newsletter Editor: Lauren Way (Turleys)
    Publicity Co-ordinator: David Andrews (London Borough of Wandsworth)

    Please do not hesitate to contact any of us.

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    London’s membership is diversified with representatives from most 33 boroughs, national organisations and associations; and from architects, planners and other professionals of the buildings industry.

    This diversity is very important to our membership. It gives us the opportunity to share and develop our knowledge by having meaningful debates, presentations and discussions. In addition to a regular newsletter, we have set-up a Yahoo group e-mail to communicate efficiently between members.

    With our members continuous professional development in mind, we organise various events, visits, talks and a yearly conference. Your input to any of those is encouraged, so please do not hesitate to contact any of the committee members to discuss your suggestions.

    Finally, if you are interested in becoming a member and would like to discuss the entry requirements informally, please contact us.

    If you wish to suggest a speaker or subject for a talk, or if you have worked on a site you could take a group on, please contact our events organiser, Christine White at

    Tour of Sandycombe Lodge / Turners House
    40 Sandycombe Road, Twickenham, TW1 2LR
    Saturday 17th May 2014

    A ‘bonus extra’ tour has been added of the C18th Palladian villa, Marble Hill House, which will take place at 2:45pm, after the Turners House visit.

    Marble Hill House is within walking distance across the park from Turners House.

    The tour costs will be £5 for Turners House or a special price of £10 for both (pay on the day).

    There will be a break for lunch between 1:30 and 2:30. Please make your own individual arrangements for lunch.

    If you cannot see the flyer below download here

    Past events:

    The Inside Story
    Dealing with Historic Interiors

    Tuesday 2nd October 2012
    Royal College of Physicians
    11 St Andrews Place
    Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE

    Website and booking:

    Challenging Conservation
    Heritage at the Crossroads
    IHBC London Branch Day Conference
    Royal College of Physicians, 11 St. Andrews Place, Regents Park, London NW1 4LE
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    IHBC at The Listed Property Show

    Branch Members were on IHBC duty on a stand at the Listed Property Show at Olympia on 19-20 February, a free event which was billed as being designed to 'banish owners' domestic nightmares and ensure another 12 months of healthy home-ownership'. We were among window and door manufacturers, specialist craftsmen and adjacent to Charles Brooking's architectural salvage collection. We had a wide variety of queries from property owners, potential IHBC members and other exhibitors keen to advertise in our publications. We were pleased to take the opportunity to raise the Institute's profile and we actively encouraged a diverse range of people to apply for membership.

    Visits to historic places such as:
    - The Old Royal Naval College, the painted hall and chapel,
    - St Paul’s Church, Deptford and Fulham where Brian Lofthouse of Thomas Ford Partnership lead the tour,
    - visit to St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square with the project architect,
    - Visit to Strawberry Hill lead by Kevin Rogers and organised by the Strawberry Hill Trust,
    - St Paul’s Cathedral – talk and tour by Martin Stancliffe of Purcell Miller Tritton, resident architect,
    - Chandos House, built by Robert and James Adam – talk by Philip Little of ESA Design Ltd

    Days out to:
    - Kew Gardens Marianne North Gallery and the Pagoda and Kew Palace with tour and talks by Donald Insall and Harvey Murray-Smith, house manager of the Palace,
    - Danson House, visit with Richare Lee of English Heritage followed by a visit to the Red House, Bexley Heath.

    - Conservation of Cinema Theatres by Richard Gray of Cinema Association
    - Brunel’s newly discovered bridge at Paddington Station – visit and talk by Graham King of Westminster Council
    - Funerary Monuments by Dr Roger Bowdler, English Heritage

    Conservation Officers Group (COG)

    We are currently looking at organising a COG event on Archaeology, so watch this space…

    We recently conducted an event in partnership with HLT and EH with presentations on the heritage protection, HAP and subterranean developments, and our previous COG event was on the ecclesiastical exemption with talks and workshops by Nick Chapple (English Heritage), Peter Aiers and Charles Smith (Diocese of London), Colin Kerr (Molyneux Kerr Architects) and Timothy Jones (London Diocese Advisory Committee and English Heritage).

    We regularly organise a special seminar on a specific subject especially relevant to conservation officers. If you wish to help coordinating the next COG seminar, please contact the secretary or chairman.

    Annual Conference

    The London Branch committee has organised very successful conferences over the last few years.


    Wednesday 2nd October 2013
    A Risky Business
    Practical solutions for rescuing heritage assets

    Royal College of Physicians
    11 St Andrews Place
    Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE

    Conference site

    Past conferences:

    In 2012 - The Inside Story: Dealing with Historic Interiors (link to website)

    In 2011 - Challenging Conservation: Heritage at the Crossroads (link to website)

    In 2008 - Tall storeys - do high buildings complement the historic environment (link to flyer, PDF)

    In 2007 - Renewable energy and the historic environment. (link to flyer, PDF)

    In 2006 - Retail Therapy, Heritage and Urban Design in Town Centres. (link to flyer, PDF)


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