SPAB (The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) will be running its respected annual Autumn Repair of Old Buildings Course from 27 September to 2 October.
This intensive course is an ideal opportunity to explore the issues and challenges presented by old buildings. The course might be particularly helpful to building professionals in the present climate.
Run by SPAB since 1951, the Repair Course has long provided training for bodies such as English Heritage, The National Trust and local planners, as well as numerous architects, surveyors and others in private practice.
The course was described by Dame Liz Forgan, former chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund, as the best course she had been on.
It provides a mixture of expert lectures on subjects such as conservation philosophy, stonework, lime, historic structures and timber repairs. Delegates also attend site visits to historic buildings under repair.
The course will be held partly at SPAB's Georgian HQ in historic Spitalfields, London, and will include a two-night regional field trip to view work in progress.
For course bookings and enquiries contact Claire Martin of the SPAB education team on Tel: 0207 456 0915.