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The Institute of Historic Building Conservation

The mark of the conservation Professional


IHBC South Branch

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Channel Islands, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire
  • Welcome!
  • Future events
  • Past events
  • Bursaries
  • Annual Schools
  • Committee papers
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Welcome to the homepage of the IHBC South Branch

Here you can find details of Future Branch Events, write ups of Past Events, details of the South Branch Annual School Bursary Scheme, write ups of Previous Annual Schools, and copies of current Committee Papers.

Committee and Contacts
The IHBC South Branch covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. The Branch Committee meets 4 or 5 times a year for an evening committee meeting to plan Branch Events, discuss current issues in Conservation, feedback information from National Council, prepare draft Branch Business Plans and deal with other branch matters.

The 2014 Committee, as elected by the Branch at the AGM on 29th November 2013, are as follows:
Branch Chair
Vice Chair
Branch Rep on Council
Oxfordshire Rep
Hampshire Rep
Berks Rep
Buckinghamshire Rep
Channel Islands Rep
Branch and Professions liaison
Committee Member
Committee Member
Jonathan Clarke

Julia Foster
Marian Miller
David Birkett
Sarah Homer
Nick Tarrier
Gill Butter
Vacant (Peter Cross covering)
Clare Vint
Alison Davidson
Scott Ralph
Peter Cross
We are always pleased to hear from members of the Branch who wish to help out with events organising, or would like to join the committee. Please get in contact if you want to join in!
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The Evolution of Middle Class English House Interiors
Friday 20th October 2017 at Shaw House, Newbury.

We have an excellent line-up of speakers for our next all-day CPD event which will be relevant to the work of so many of us involved in historic conservation . Learn about paints, wall-coverings, lighting etc as found in the homes of the ‘middling’ sort.
All are welcome. Fees are only £35 for members and £50 for non-members, to include a buffet lunch.

This event also includes our branch AGM and the draft minutes of last year’s AGM can be found here. Please come along and support your local branch.
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Bursledon Brickworks Lime Day Report
November 18 2016

Visit to Hartwell House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury
May 20th 2016

In With the New – Modern uses for Ancient Structures
15th April 2016 Southampton

IHBC South Branch AGM and
Conference on Hidden Superstitions in Old Buildings
30th October 2015

Visit to New Inn, Stowe, Buckinghamshire
26th June 2015

November 2013: Caversham Park, Reading
Living in a Material World: New thinking, new technologies

Advert for 2013 Conference

November 2012: Shaw House, Newbury
Fire! in Historic Buildings: Prevention, Reaction and Repair

Advert for 2012 Conference

November 2011: The Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon
New Life for Old Buildings: Extending the useful life of Heritage Assets

Advert for 2011 Conference

November 2010: The Baptist House, Didcot
Caring for Concrete: Conservation of 20th Century Buildings

Advert for 2010 Conference

November 2009: Greyfriars Centre, Reading
New Light Through Old Windows

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IHBC South Branch is keen to encourage all our members to attend the school. Each year, the branch funds one place on the Full School out of our annual branch subsidy. The bursary includes one Full School place, and a contribution towards travel costs to and from the annual school up to the value of £60 or the cost of a return second class rail ticket (whichever is the lower).

If you are a Full or Affiliate Member of the IHBC, working towards Full Membership, and you qualify for reduced IHBC membership as either a student member, retired member or concessionary member you can apply to be entered into a draw for the South Branch bursary as long as you:
  • Would be willing to write a report on your visit to the school, to be circulated to Branch Members and posted on the IHBC South Branch webpage
  • Are not already be receiving any other bursary to attend the school (e.g. IHBC national office bursary)
  • Are not be eligible for funding from another source (e.g. employer contributions toward attendance)

To apply:
Application forms will be circulated to all branch members by the end of February 2014. To apply, simply fill in and return the form by 30th March 2014. Please remember to indicate which tours and activities you would prefer for the Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning in your application.

All applications received will be put into a hat and a winners drawn at random, and the successful applicant will be notified by the end of the first week of April 2014. 
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If you cannot see the report below download here

Annual School 2012

If you cannot see the report below download here

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Branch AGM 2016 minutes

IHBC South Branch 2016 Branch Report – October 10th 2016

Branch Business Plan

Branch AGM Agendas
To be supplied

Branch Committee Minutes
12th January 2016
10th March 2016
4th May 2016
16th June 2016