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AABC Conferences and Seminars


‘Exploring Durham Cathedral’s Past and Present’

Date: Thursday 11 October 2018

Venue: Durham Cathedral, Durham, DH1 3EH

Time: 10.00am until 4pm.45

Fee: £75 Full Price and £45 for Assessors/Board/Students/Apprentices/Non-Waged

Please join us on 11th October at Durham Cathedral for our Annual Conference, ‘Exploring Durham Cathedral’s Past and Present’. The day will include talks, tours and networking!

Non-members are welcome and lunch will be provided.

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite by clicking HERE.


Please find the programme for the day below, which is available to download at the bottom of the page:

10am AGM 

10.30 History of Durham Cathedral - Norman Emery, Archaeologist

11.00 Stonework: understanding, policy and conservation practice at Durham Cathedral - Dr Alex Holton, Archaeologist and Stone Consultant

11.30 Limes in building conservation - David Wiggins, CARE Registered Engineer

12.15 Q+A Session 

12.30 LUNCH 

13.15 Strategic planning for cathedrals & environs - Maya Polenz, Head of Property, Durham Cathedral

13.45 Case study – Open Treasures Project - Chris Cotton, Cathedral Architect


14.30 TOURS 

1) Belfry – Dr Alex Holton

2) Open Treasures Project - Chris Cotton & Norman Emery 

15.30 TOURS 

1) & 2) Swap over 

16.30 FINAL Q+A 

16.45 Close

We look forward to seeing you there!

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