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 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

The SPAB's main summer 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.

07/07/2022 - 13/07/2022
Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced, General Interest, CPD, Leisure Learning
Boxley Abbey, Sandling, MAIDSTONE, ME14 3BT

£150 (full week attendance)

£90 (half week attendance)


Join us on Sunday 10 July for a look around Boxley Abbey and our Old House Project site, St Andrews. Our working party will be in full swing, so there's plenty to see.

10/07/2022 - 10/07/2022
General Interest, Leisure Learning
Boxley Abbey, Sandling, MAIDSTONE, ME14 3BT



Join SPAB Gloucestershire for a visit to Marlborough College. Occupied since the 12th century, the site now features a number of buildings in various architectural styles and sits in an area spectacular for its history.

13/07/2022 - 13/07/2022
Members only
Marlborough College, MARLBOROUGH, SN8 1PA

£25.50 per person - includes refreshments and lunch


This talk is based on images past and present of the watermills of Berkshire.

13/07/2022 - 13/07/2022
Introductory, General Interest




£6 pp - SPAB Members

£8 pp - Non-Members

Live Online Lecture

Time: 12pm-1pm

Please note that the lecture will be recorded and all registered participants will receive a link for the recording after the lecture.