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Get involved with SPAB as conference goes online only

11 September 2020
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SPAB's Sustainability of Traditional Buildings conference takes place online only this year.

SPAB's Sustainability of Traditional Buildings conference takes place online only this year on 6, 8 and 13 October. 

It is hosted by SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) and the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA). It will focus on the key issues of: embodied carbon (6 October); skills (8 October); research (13 October).

Some of the country’s leading experts will explain the underlying issues, explore potential solutions and answer questions in Q&A sessions.

The conference (all three days) costs £60 for members and £100 for non-members. Book online here

SPAB is also looking for designs of new T-shirts and is holding a competition to encourage you to submit your proposals. The only stipulation is that it must include the SPAB logo. Two winners will receive T-shirts bearing their designs. Deadline is Friday 2 October. Click here to enter

Finally, if you have missed any of the SPAB spring / summer series of talks, you have until the end of September to watch them. They last an hour each and generally cost £20 per person to watch.

Click on the subject to book: Dealing With Damp in Old Buildings; Heritage and Climate Change; Macintosh's Hill House; An Introduction to Lime and its Uses; and The Secret Language and Traditions of the Masons of County Cork (that one is only £5).

  • If you are feeling generous, would you make a donation to the William Morris Craft Fellowship Trust. A hardship fund has been established to support SPAB Fellows who are experiencing financial difficulties. SPAB Fellows are trades people who have completed the SPAB one-year William Morris Craft training programme – a scheme that has launched many a notable career in conservation. You can donate to the fund on JustGiving.

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