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22/03/2019

The SPAB held its first meeting on 22 March 1877. We looked in our archive to find how we've celebrated some of our significant anniversaries.  

18/03/2019

We explore an unusual example of when John Ruskin became actively involved in a fundraising campaign to save a medieval church.

12/03/2019

Inspired by the first talk of our spring lecture series on John Ruskin and his support of craftmanship, here we explore Ruskin's skill as a draughtsman and teacher of drawing. 

01/03/2019

SPAB Fenland & Wash regional group volunteer Clive Baker champions an imaginative example of re-use. Once a redundant Georgian church, St. Paul’s, Portland Square in Bristol is now a circus school.

21/02/2019

As our new Scholars prepare for their year of conservation discoveries, we look to a valued past Scholar. In June 2018 local Scholar Peter Carey (1977) showed us behind the scenes of the redevelopment of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre, a building that he had been passionate about for decades.

14/02/2019

We explored our archive for records of the SPAB's activity on Valentine's day. In 1895 founding committee members were discussing repairs to Eckington bridge in Worcestershire.

06/02/2019

SPAB member Janice Gooch is fascinated by a former hunting lodge, and makes a case for the identity of its unknown architect.

30/01/2019

Before the mass production of cameras, artists provide the only contemporary record of what are now lost or overly-restored historic buildings.

22/01/2019

Every year, the SPAB Scholarship gives young architects, surveyors and engineers an opportunity to specialise in conservation work.

16/01/2019

To the lovers of ancient buildings it is the ‘feel’ of a building that makes them ‘great’. For SPAB member Allan Ockenden nowhere fits this bill better than the tiny medieval chapel at Yatton, tucked away in a corner of the Herefordshire countryside.