What's On

Find out what's on at the SPAB. The SPAB offers a wide range of events, courses, lectures and seminars. Whether you're a building professional looking to widen or develop your practical skills, a SPAB member looking to take part in a Regional Group trip, or an old-building enthusiast searching for a SPAB open house event, a leisure learning opportunity or sociable evening talk, you'll find something for you in our 'What's On' listings.

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This one-day course, presented by SPAB in association with the National Trust, will introduce the different forms of lime available and explore its uses, such as pointing, plastering and lime washing.

15/09/2022 - 15/09/2022
Courses & Study Day
Introductory, Intermediate, General Interest, CPD


Heritage Skills Centre, Coleshill Home Farm, Coleshill, near Swindon, SN6 7PT

£165 per person


The popular STBA / SPAB annual conference returns in-person this autumn for a full day of presentations and Q&A sessions by UK experts in the field. This year we are partnering with SPAB Scotland to host the conference in Edinburgh.

12/10/2022 - 12/10/2022
Courses & Study Day
Intermediate, CPD


Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

£75 per person - STBA or SPAB members
£85 per person - non-members
Concessions available


This popular short course has been delivered by the SPAB since the 1950s. Run over five days, it delivers an intensive programme of lectures and site visits and is presented by leading building conservation professionals. The SPAB approach of conservative repair and maintenance - established by

17/10/2022 - 21/10/2022
Repair of Old Buildings Course
Intermediate, Advanced, CPD


Virtual event: held online

£805 per person

Working Party

SPAB Ireland's Working Party brings together passionate volunteers and conservation experts to carry out much-needed work to a building at risk. The week is always full of fun and learning, as well as the chance to carry out hands-on work.

19/08/2022 - 21/08/2022
General Interest, Leisure Learning


Macreary, Carrick-on-Suir

Join SPAB Devon for a day of visits including Trelaske Water Mill, the Merchant's House in Launceston, and a tour of historic Launceston.

10/09/2022 - 10/09/2022
General Interest, Leisure Learning
Trelaske Mill, Lewannick, LAUNCESTON, PL15 7QQ

£10 per person, please bring cash on the day

Fully Booked