Courses

Training and sharing knowledge and skills have always been an important part of the Society’s work. We offer a range of courses and other educational events, constantly reviewing and developing our programme to respond to current research or training priorities. Working with leading experts we deliver hands-on workshops, masterclasses, seminars, lectures, short courses and other activities to hundreds of people from across the UK and overseas each year.

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This popular short course, presented by leading building conservation professionals, has been run by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings since the 1950s. For autumn 2021, we're delighted to offer the course in an online format, specially designed to run entirely virtually.

01/11/2021 - 05/11/2021
Repair of Old Buildings Course
Intermediate, Advanced, CPD

RC2/21

Virtual event: held online
Price:

£805 per person

A practical weekend course, presented by the SPAB in association with the National Trust, introducing the art of letter cutting in stone led by award-winning carver Thomas Ball and sculptor Rory Young.
THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2022

22/10/2021 - 24/10/2021
Workshop
Introductory, Intermediate, General Interest, CPD, Leisure Learning

CH2/21

Conservation Skills Centre, Coleshill Home Farm, Coleshill, near Swindon, SN6 7PT
Price:

£440 pp

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.
FULLY BOOKED - please join the waiting list.

11/11/2021 - 11/11/2021
Workshop
Introductory, Intermediate, General Interest, CPD

CH3/21

Conservation Skills Centre, Coleshill Home Farm, Coleshill, near Swindon, SN6 7PT
Price:

£150 pp

Introduction to Lime + Hot Limes in Building course package - two workshops presented by the SPAB in association with the National Trust.
This package option is now FULLY BOOKED and closed.

11/11/2021 - 12/11/2021
Workshop
Introductory, Intermediate, General Interest, CPD

CH3&4/21

Conservation Skills Centre, Coleshill Home Farm, Coleshill, near Swindon, SN6 7PT
Price:

£270 pp for both workshops

Fully Booked

This course presented by the SPAB in association with the National Trust, draws on recent research into hot limes to explore their use in building – mixes, techniques and applications.
FULLY BOOKED - please join the waiting list.

12/11/2021 - 12/11/2021
Workshop
Intermediate, General Interest, CPD

CH4/21

Conservation Skills Centre, Coleshill Home Farm, Coleshill, near Swindon, SN6 7PT
Price:

£150 pp