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Materials: Brick

YCCC, in collaboration with University of York are excited to host

Materials: Brick

Saturday, October 21st, 10.15am – 5.30pm 

Kings Manor, Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EP

A cross-disciplinary collaboration exploring brick within the context of buildings and our built heritage. This 1-day event combines lecture, practical sessions and walking tours with the aim of enhancing the knowledge necessary to understand buildings, their repair and conservation.

Programme for day:

10:15am: Registration

10:45am: Lecture/ Emma Simpson – Repair of historic brickwork at Hampton Court Palace.
Emma will look at a range of issues including common causes of failure, methods of
conservation and the skills required for specialist work.

12:00pm: Sub-group Activities/ Session 1
Group 1: Skills Demonstration + Practical/ Emma Simpson – A combination of
demonstration and hands-on practice of the specialist skills needed for Hampton Court,
including cutting and rubbing mouldings, and a discussion of tools and materials.
Group 2: Walking Tour/ Kate Giles – A guided tour of the King’s Manor with a focus on
brick work, considering ways in which bricks were used at different periods in order to
inform greater understanding of building conservation needs.

1:00pm: Break for Lunch

2:00pm: Sub-group Activities. Session 2

3:15pm: Focus on Brick Matching/ Emma Simpson + Mark Laksevics – A group exercise
looking at different types of brick and their characteristics, with a focus on local brick and the
process of manufacture.

4:00pm: Refreshment Break

4:30pm: Keynote Lecture/ Mark Laksevics – The Changing Face of Brick

As a token of our appreciation for your support and commitment to the the YCCC community, we are reserving 10 tickets at a subsidised price of £15 each, exclusively for YCCC members. This is a unique opportunity to engage with experts, gain hands-on experience, and expand your knowledge in the field.


21 October 2023


10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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