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The AGM and the Fifth Annual Conference of Construction History Society will be held in Queens’ College, Cambridge on 6, 7  and 8 April 2018 with the AGM on Saturday 7 April and tours of buildings on Sunday 8 April and an annual lecture and dinner on the Saturday night.

This year the First Day (Friday 6 April)  will be devoted to papers on the History of Building Services and held in collaboration with Kent School of Architecture,  CIBSE and the Department of Architecture in Cambridge, with a keynote lecturer by Professor Dean Hawkes.

The Second Day (Saturday 7 April) will include general papers on the History of Building Construction. The AGM will be accompanied by an exhibition of previously unseen drawings and a discussion of the work of Cecil Hewett who died 20 years ago this year. Hewett is famous for his many books on the history of English structural carpentry and remains a interesting and controversial figure. There will be a Gala Dinner in the evening after the Building History Annual Lecture and a visit is being organised for those interested on Sunday (details to be announced).

Registration includes a printed copy of the proceedings which will be available at the conference.

The latest version of the draft programme is available here.

Online registration and booking is now available here

Any queries please contact Dr James Campbell ()

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Friday, 6 April, 2018 - 09:30 to Friday, 8 June, 2018 - 19:30