Monthly Archives: January 2012

Archaeology and landscape in the Vale of Pickering (and beyond)

The Landscape Research Centre (Prof. Dominic Powlesland) has started an ‘occasional’ news blog to run alongside the full Landscape Research Centre website. This is a brilliant way to get to the ‘best bits’ of their work and I’m really looking … Continue reading

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January – shelter around the world (a soundtrack for a really BIG smile)

I suppose I could make some slight connection to music, heritage, intangible heritage and the very wonderful sounds of Playing for Change. Playing for Change take their mobile recording studio around the world, record artists, and other artists and then … Continue reading

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Post EBUK conference …

I’ve spent the last few weeks pulling together the Earth Building UK annual conference – have a look over at the EBUK website for more information. http://www.ebuk.uk.com/ Our theme this year was earth and clay plasters … feeling VERY inspired to … Continue reading

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Historic buildings and the green deal in the news

This is a developing story to keep a watchful eye on. With a number of conservation organisations now responding to the problems of the governments proposed one-fix solution for energy performance of buildings. Basically the solutions as proposed are unsuitable … Continue reading

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2012 starts with … a good contrast between ‘Old’ and ‘New’ heritage.

Just before Christmas English Heritage announced some new designated sites – these show a great contrast between old and new heritage. In particular what we value, how we value it and what we conserve and protect. Star Carr in North … Continue reading

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