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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.

31/01/2019

An annual celebration of our milling heritage organised by the Mills Section will focus on the way that mills have been recorded in pictorial form. During the weekend hundreds of mills across the country – including some not normally open to the public – will be throwing open their doors and taking part. 

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.

11/01/2019

Father of Arts & Crafts architecture and SPAB co-founder Philip Webb was born on this day in 1831. He was an architect, designer, conservationist and mentor.