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Every year a group of craftspeople, architects, surveyors and engineers are selected for our prestigious training schemes. 


Almost every year the School generously accommodate SPAB Fellows in the School’s workshops. 2021 Fellow Toby Slater, a carpenter, enjoyed a two-week placement in the Historic Carving Department.


Our Esher Award honours leading individuals in building conservation and their contribution to the SPAB


Kevin McCloud, TV presenter, designer and writer, will present the SPAB Heritage Awards at a November 2022 event at Conway Hall in London, the beautiful 1920’s home of the Ethical Society.


Described by Alan Bennett as ‘undoubtedly this country’s greatest theatrical architect’, Frank Matcham’s pleasure palace for the Peaks enchants Kate Griffin


Stonehenge may have an air of timelessness, in fact it has been a place of constant change, as our archive reveals.

The SPAB Scholarship offers an unrivalled training opportunity to architects, surveyors and engineers in the early stages of their career. Reaching the end of their conservation tour, our talented 2020-21 Scholars Libby, Amy and Lucy share their experiences

The Fellowship fosters outstanding craftspeople with the skills for working with historic buildings. After a year's delay due to the pandemic, Fellows Toby, Thom, Tom and Oliver have now completed their conservation tour of the UK. 


The Festival of Britain was a national exhibition held throughout the UK in the summer of 1951. Writer and broadcaster Gillian Darley looked in our archive to explore our involvement.


Thanks to a generous bequest we can repair this important mill and provide training in millwrighting, an endangered craft.