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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Bothies, small mountain shelters, are prevalent across Britain, but how they are repaired and cared for in such remote locations?
Presented by SPAB Scotland.

20/10/2021 - 20/10/2021
General Interest

Members £5
Non-members £6

Start time 1800
Finsih 1930 (inc 30 mins Q&A)


Presented by SPAB Ireland
The final lecture in the 10-part online series, 'Conserving Irish Vernacular Houses'
The series is part of SPAB Ireland's Vernacular Irish Buildings Campaign 2021 and is generously supported by the Heritage Council under the HSSF 2021

20/10/2021 - 20/10/2021
General Interest, CPD


Virtual event: held online

£5/€6pp - SPAB Members

£6/€7pp - Non-members


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.

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


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

£440 pp


The SPAB Norfolk, in collaboration with Norwich Historic Churches Trust and Norfolk Association of Architects, is delighted to present this CPD event led by James Huggins and Michael Knights

23/10/2021 - 23/10/2021
Introductory, CPD
St Clement Colegate, 12 St Clements Alley, Norwich, Norwich, NR3 1LJ

£20 per person


Historic Cemeteries of New Orleans

As Halloween approaches, join us for this evening lecture exploring the distinctive culture, architecture and conservation of the celebrated historic cemeteries of New Orleans, Louisiana.

28/10/2021 - 28/10/2021
Introductory, General Interest


Virtual event: held online

£5 pp - SPAB members

£6 pp - Non-members