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Number Theme Copy submission deadline Publication Date
181 Urban housing July 2024 September 2024
182 Technical: Heating and ventilation September 2024 December 2024

Context is the journal of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation which represents professionals working in the historic built environment in the UK. It is published four times a year and is distributed to Institute members and to a range of other subscribers. Context informs readers about developments in professional practice and the management of the historic environment and provides a forum for discussing issues of professional concern.

Context is edited by Rob Cowan. All enquiries should be directed to: editor@ihbc.org.uk Context is published four times a year.

Guidance for contributors to Context
Notes for authors
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The IHBC is a registered charity and exists to promote our charitable objectives. Context is sent to individuals who are not members of the IHBC only when they subscribe to the charity. Subscriber rates are the same as membership rates, and benefits include, as well as Context, the IHBC's annual review, the IHBC Yearbook. Subscribers are strongly encouraged to sign up to Gift Aid to support the IHBC's charitable activities. No concessionary rates are available to subscribers. To join as a subscriber please contact admin@ihbc.org.uk.

Context is made available to corporate bodies (libraries; educational bodies etc) at a corporate subscription rate, including postage of: United Kingdom £60; Elsewhere £90.

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Context on-line archive
The articles from Context are published on a searchable on-line archive six months after publication. To visit the archive click here.

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Cotext 180

Cover of
June 2024

Articles include:

Value transitions between heritage and nature
Imogen Wood

Life and death at Highgate Cemetery
Ian Dungavell

Shaping the Northern Forest
Sian Atkinson, Liam Plummer and Emily Sloan

Everyone needs trees
Erika Diaz Petersen

Saving traditional orchards
Anthea Jones

Birkenhead Park shows the way
Marie Le Devehat and Urmila Jha-Thakur

Don’t take British stone for granted
Mark North

Heritage management plans and historic landscapes
Ben Cowell

Bats in churches
Diana Evans, David Knight, Sarah Robinson, Diana Spencer, Lisa Worledge and Kate Jones

Hardwick Old Hall, Derbyshire
Dorian Proudfoot and Tom Bromet

Heritage, industry and slavery
Ian Wray

Developing the UK world heritage tentative list
Chris Blandford

The battle for Cambridge’s Mill Road Free Library, part 2
John Preston

Heritage building skills and live-site training
Sean Knight, Sophie Norton, Dorian Proudfoot and Joseph Tong

Restoring Alexander Pope’s Grotto
Ayaka Takaki

The 2024 IHBC Yearbook

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