Our Events

Monthly events
As a result of the Coronavirus epidemic, our meetings are currently being held on line, using Zoom. We email the membership prior to each meeting with the access instructions. If you need help with Zoom scroll down this page.

Our current Zoom meetings

Friday 1 October 8.00pm      
York Chapter House revisited - Julian Mumby
Monday 4 October 7pm
Joint SHBG/EHBG meeting
The widest spans: an investigation of medieval roof structures - Nick Hill       
Friday 29 October 7.30pm
AGM at 7.30pm followed by 
A Phoenix in the Waveney Valley - Rick Lewis
Friday 3 December 8.00pm
Inscribed dates and building rituals - David Clark
Using examples collected by Oxfordshire Buildings Record members during lockdown, this talk will look not only at the few early vernacular examples but also at the organised ceremonies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries associated with the laying of foundation stones and other aspects of building rituals.



Our Previous Zoom meetings


Friday 16 April

Gary Butler - the Do's and Don'ts of Repairing Floors (as in Newsletter)


Friday 14 May

Philip Aitkens - The Development of the Peasant Farmhouse in High Suffolk 1300-1550 (with a suggestion that people might like to read Dave Stenning's 2003 paper in VA on Small Aisled Halls in Essex beforehand if they have access)


Saturday 12 June

Online Day School


Friday 23 July

Edward Martin - Great Bricett


Our YouTube videos of our meetings, where the presenter has agreed, can be found here.

Day School


Our day school was held on Zoom on Saturday 12 June from 10am to 4pm.
Here is the synopsis of the day.

Using Zoom


Zoom is relatively easy to use. If you have not used Zoom before, it is advisable to download the app by clicking here and then clicking on download.  This will open a box saying ‘You have chosen to open Zoominstaller.exe’.  Click open file to install.  If nothing happens, check to see if the zoom file is in your download folder. The app works better than the internet version.
It would also be helpful if you check that you have the latest version of Zoom. If you already have the Zoom desktop client installed, you can check for updates by signing into your Zoom desktop client, clicking your profile initials/picture then click check for Updates.