HTF Events

Programme for 'Managing Contemporary and Historic Development and Design - Oxford'

We are delighted to announce this event on Wednesday 13 September in Oxford.

Managing Contemporary and Historic Development and Design - Oxford

Starting out from Kellogg College, this fascinating two-part walking tour and seminar is an opportunity to visit developments built over the last 10 years around Oxford in their historic urban context, and discuss ways of balancing historic and contemporary design.

It will be useful to local authority officers and councillors with planning and design portfolios, conservation officers, developers, architects, urban designers and planners in private practice, town and parish councillors, and civic society members. The benefits of attending this seminar are:

  • A first-hand appreciation of contemporary development within an historic setting
  • An understanding of how planning guidance and decision-making frameworks are established and used
  • The opportunity to discuss guidance and its interpretation with key figures in the city
  • An awareness of the main issues for guiding and promoting good contemporary design
  • An appreciation of key conservation and urban design principles
  • Greater confidence in decision-making on design in historic places or conservation area settings.

MORNING PROGRAMME

10.30am  Walking Tour leaving from Kellogg College, led by Professor Steven Parissien, Director of Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park - looking at a range of contemporary architectural schemes in Oxford’s historic urban context:

  • The Passivhaus Hub, Kellogg College (by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley 2017);
  • Middle East Centre/ Investcorp Building, St Antony’s College (Zaha Hadid Architects 2015);
  • Mathematical Institute and Radcliffe Observatory Quarter (Rafael Vinoly Architects 2013);
  • Somerville College Student accommodation (Niall McLaughlin Architects 2013);
  • Blavatnik School of Government (Herzon & de Meuron 2016);
  • Rewley House/ Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education (Bradley Burrell Architects 1986);
  • Sackler Library (Adam Architecture 2001);
  • Ashmolean Museum Extension (Rick Mather Architects 2009);
  • Gateway Building, St Antony’s College (Bennetts Associates 2013);
  • Denis Wilkinson Building/ Nuclear Physics Lab (Arup 1967);
  • Beecroft Physics Centre (Hawkins Brown 2017);
  • Donald Fothergill Building, Lady Margaret Hall (John Simpson Architects 2017).

12:30pm          Lunch at Kellogg College, including a visit to the Herbert Lane Library

AFTERNOON SEMINAR PROGRAMME

1.30pm            Tea and coffee on arrival

2pm                 Welcome & The View from the Street, Louise Thomas, HTVF Director

2.15pm            Oxford: A Long Tradition of Patronage, Professor Steven Parissien, Director, Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park

2.35pm            Conservation Principles and Tools, Michael Crofton-Briggs, former Head of City Development, Oxford City Council

2.55pm            Managing design in historic areas: lessons from elsewhere, Christina Duckett, Principal Conservation Officer, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, and Director, Hankinson and Duckett

3.15pm            Q&A

3.45pm             Tea and Coffee

4.10pm            The Role of Design Review in Historic Cities, Alan Berman, Oxford Design Review Panel

4.30pm            Balancing the Pressure for Growth – the view from the other side, Debbie Dance, Director, Oxford Preservation Trust

4.50pm            Q&A with panel discussion

6pm                 Close

 

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Forthcoming Historic Towns Events – these will be online shortly

Retail and Tourism in Historic Towns - 15 October – Poulton-on-Fylde, Lancashire

We are currently planning a Retail and Tourism in Historic Towns event in Wyre, for October, with support from VisitEngland, English Heritage, Wyre Council and Revive & Thrive and Blue Sail. Ask for details here

Annual Conference – 25 November – Chester

Our Annual Conference this year will be held in the Chapter House at Chester Cathedral in November, and will focus on Growth Issues in Historic Towns. The event is supported by Donald Insall Associates and speakers include Donald Insall Associates, Chester Renaissance, English Heritage, HTF, and others. Ask for details here

Historic Built Environment Seminars Oxford 2014 – October 14 – FREE EVENT

The New Towns Agenda – Masterplanning for new towns, garden cities and urban extensions in the historic environment – theory, practice and examples

The Historic Towns Forum, the Association of Small Historic Towns and Villages, and Kellogg College are pleased to announce the inaugural series of Historic Built Environment Seminars. Beginning in 2014, these seminars will address current and contentious topics within the historic built environment, fostering academic dialogue, professional practice, and providing an arena in which the public, private, civic and academic sectors can engage in heated and healthy debate about all aspects of the topic in hand. The seminar series will be accompanied by published proceedings each following year.

The first of these took place on 25 February, and was a full house, and a resounding success, featuring David Lock, of David Lock Associates (and ex- Milton Keynes Development Corporation Chief Planner) on New Towns and Masterplanning. This was followed on June 03 by Elain Harwood from English Heritage, on The building of the English New Towns, and was a riveting and lively canter through the history of the New towns movement.

Seminars begin with wine and nibbles at 7pm, followed by the seminar and discussion at 7.30pm. The event will finish at 9pm. The remaining seminars are as follows:

14 October Peter Larkham, Birmingham City University, on Conserving the post-Second World War reconstruction: a contentious idea

These are free events. Register here or register online
Please do join us!
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Neighbourhood Planning – how to do it with heritage 13 August, Oxford

There are now around 1,000 Neighbourhood Plans being prepared around the country and heritage is a significant issue for many of them. HTF Chair, Dave Chetwyn, will facilitate a practical workshop to show how to deal with heritage through the Neighbourhood Plan process. Dave is Managing Director of Urban Vision Enterprise, Planning Advisor to Locality, author of the Locality Neighbourhood Planning Roadmap Guide and he has acted as a neighborhood plan independent examiner. 
Dave will be joined by speakers from DCLG and local case studies now putting their plans into practice.
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Historic Built Environment Seminars Oxford 2014 – October 14 – FREE EVENT

The New Towns Agenda – Masterplanning for new towns, garden cities and urban extensions in the historic environment – theory, practice and examples

The Historic Towns Forum, the Association of Small Historic Towns and Villages, and Kellogg College are pleased to announce the inaugural series of Historic Built Environment Seminars. Beginning in 2014, these seminars will address current and contentious topics within the historic built environment, fostering academic dialogue, professional practice, and providing an arena in which the public, private, civic and academic sectors can engage in heated and healthy debate about all aspects of the topic in hand. The seminar series will be accompanied by published proceedings each following year.

The first of these took place on 25 February, and was a full house, and a resounding success, featuring David Lock, of David Lock Associates (and ex- Milton Keynes Development Corporation Chief Planner) on New Towns and Masterplanning. This was followed on June 03 by Elain Harwood from English Heritage, on The building of the English New Towns, and was a riveting and lively canter through the history of the New towns movement.

Seminars begin with wine and nibbles at 7pm, followed by the seminar and discussion at 7.30pm. The event will finish at 9pm. The remaining seminars are as follows:

14 October Peter Larkham, Birmingham City University, on Conserving the post-Second World War reconstruction: a contentious idea

These are free events. Register here or register online
Please do join us!
Read more

Forthcoming Historic Towns Events – October - tbc

We are currently planning a Retail and Tourism in Historic Towns event in Wyre, for October, with support from VisitEngland, English Heritage, Wyre Council and Revive & Thrive. Ask for details here

Annual Conference – November – Chester - tbc

Our Annual Conference this year will be held in Chester in November, and will focus on Growth Issues in Historic Towns. Ask for details here

Historic Built Environment Seminars Oxford 2014 – June 3 – FREE EVENT

The New Towns Agenda – Masterplanning for new towns, garden cities and urban extensions in the historic environment – theory, practice and examples

The Historic Towns Forum, the Association of Small Historic Towns and Villages, and Kellogg College are pleased to announce the inaugural series of Historic Built Environment Seminars. Beginning in 2014, these seminars will address current and contentious topics within the historic built environment, fostering academic dialogue, professional practice, and providing an arena in which the public, private, civic and academic sectors can engage in heated and healthy debate about all aspects of the topic in hand. The seminar series will be accompanied by published proceedings each following year.

The first of these took place on 25 February, and was a full house, and a resounding success, featuring David Lock, of David Lock Associates (and ex- Milton Keynes Development Corporation Chief Planner) on New Towns and Masterplanning.

Seminars begin with wine and nibbles at 7pm, followed by the seminar and discussion at 7.30pm. The event will finish at 9pm. The remaining seminars are as follows:

3 June Steven Bee, Steven Bee Urban Counsel, on Urban extensions and ‘Poundbury-Lite’
14 October Peter Larkham, Birmingham City University, on Conserving the post-Second World War reconstruction: a contentious idea
These are free events. Register here or register online
Please do join us!
Read more

Poundbury April 03 2014 Heritage Tourism, Ruralism, Communications and Business in a Broadband Age England Tourism Week

The Historic Towns Forum in conjunction with ASHTAV will be holding its second National Tourism Conference during England Tourism week on April 3 2014. This will focus on rural heritage and tourism issues and how Broadband provision affects this, among other topical issues such as communications, transport infrastructure and economic growth in rural historic settlements. The event will be VisitEngland supported and will include tours around Poundbury, the often controversial and fascinating housing development instigated by HTF Patron, HRH Prince Charles.  With the recent government announcement that a further £250m is to be allocated to provide superfast broadband to the U.K.’s hardest to reach rural areas this event will be especially relevant to those working with business in rural areas.
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Events and Seminars

Forthcoming Historic Towns Events

We have an exciting programme of events starting in 2014. In addition we will be introducing an events’ season ticket and further discounts on events for members who join again in 2014. Ask for details here

What events would you like us to put on?

We are now planning the rest of future programmes. What events would you like us to cover? Some ideas so far include Coastal Communities, revisiting the LEP issues, transport infrastructure and further events on accommodating growth. And where would you like us to hold them? We’ve had several requests for events in the north of England, later in the year. Places we are considering are Scarborough, Liverpool and Manchester. Let us know what you think!

Historic Built Environment Seminars - Kellogg College Oxford - Watch this space for future dates!

  

Coming again in 2018!

Kellogg College, 60-62 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PN

The Historic Towns & Villages Forum and Kellogg College are pleased to announce the continuation of our series of Historic Built Environment Seminars in 2018. Tthese will address current and contentious topics within the historic built environment, and as a forum in which public, private, civic and academic participants can engage in heated and healthy debate about all aspects of the topic in hand, exchanging knowledge between the sectors. The seminar series will generate published proceedings later in the year.

Email Louise.Thomas@kellogg.ox.ac.uk if you would like to be involved as a speaker or to propose a topic of interest.  Please do join us!

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