The Second International Congress on Construction History will be held at Queen’s College, Cambridge on 29 March–2 April 2006.

Aimed at building industry professionals working in conservation in the UK and beyond, the congress aims to highlight the state of play in the subject and showcase the latest in conservation thinking.

Set to be the largest event of its kind ever held, about 250 speakers from around the world are lined up to deliver what promises to be a highly informative and fascinating occasion. Indeed, so popular is the event proving, that the organisers have received more than 400 abstracts for consideration. The call for papers has now closed. Further information can be found at

n Keen on construction history? Then join the Construction History Society. For an annual fee of £18, you will receive the CHS newsletter and 24-page magazine, which includes details of all CHS events. Open to those from professional and academic backgrounds, membership information can be obtained from

Brick Bulletin Autumn 2005