Conservation Bulletin

'Conservation Bulletin' is English Heritage’s magazine for everyone seriously interested in understanding, presenting and caring for England’s rich and diverse historic environment. 

Conservation Bulletin is a free publication available from English Heritage.

Published twice a year, Conservation Bulletin' is circulated free of charge to more than 15,000 conservation specialists, planners, opinion-formers and decision-makers throughout the UK and abroad.

Its purpose is to communicate the latest professional thinking alongside practical case studies gathered from across the public, private and voluntary sectors. Each issue focuses on a topical theme – from historic places of worship, via the heritage of the 20th century to the popular presentation of the past and the impacts of climate change.  It also includes a regular roundup of the latest news and publication stories from across English Heritage and the English Heritage Archive.

Latest issue

  • Conservation Bulletin 73
    Conservation Bulletin 73
    Publication Date: 01 Nov 2014
    The new National Curriculum wants children to be better connected to the past – which means we need to help teachers and heritage specialists to work together to unlock the stories of historic places.
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Recent back issues

  • Conservation Bulletin 72
    Conservation Bulletin 72
    Publication Date: 01 May 2014
    Housing. Demand for new homes far outstrips supply. So how do we use traditional housing, historic building conversions and sensitively designed new homes to meet that demand while conserving and enhancing our heritage?
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  • Conservation Bulletin 71
    Conservation Bulletin 71
    Publication Date: 01 Nov 2013
    The remains of the First World War are all around us, but we do not always know how to see them - or how to connect with the millions of personal stories with which they are inextricably linked.
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  • Conservation Bulletin 70
    Conservation Bulletin 70
    Publication Date: 24 May 2013
    Heritage Crime. Crime can instantly and devastatingly damage England’s priceless cultural heritage. Its loss is felt by the owner, the communities who use, enjoy and learn from the place and the future generations whose inheritance it should have been.
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  • Conservation Bulletin 69
    Conservation Bulletin 69
    Publication Date: 01 Nov 2012
    Building Materials. The character of England’s historic buildings owes everything to the traditional materials of which they were made. But when those materials decay, how should we repair and replace them?
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  • Conservation Bulletin 68
    Conservation Bulletin 68
    Publication Date: 01 Jun 2012
    Sporting Heritage. Nothing binds people like their shared legacy of sport. But the needs of modern audiences and players are constantly changing. How, then, do we sustain sporting memories for the future?
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  • Conservation Bulletin 67
    Conservation Bulletin 67
    Publication Date: 19 Oct 2011
    Saving the Age of Industry. In a globalised world it is all too easy to forget that England was the cradle of modern industry. Monuments to our extraordinary industrial past are all around us – but they are fragile and we neglect them at our peril.
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  • Conservation Bulletin 66
    Conservation Bulletin 66
    Publication Date: 01 Jun 2011
    The Heritage of Death. In an uncertain world people value their past, especially memories of the men and women gone before. Churchyards, tombstones and war memorials are the under-appreciated part of our heritage that keeps the memories alive.
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  • Conservation Bulletin 65
    Conservation Bulletin 65
    Publication Date: 15 Dec 2010
    Inherited infrastructure. Historic infrastructure is the heritage we rarely think about, but its legacy is everywhere. As well as adding value to our lives today it has the potential to teach us vital lessons for the future.
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  • Conservation Bulletin 64
    Conservation Bulletin 64
    Publication Date: 01 Jul 2010
    Marketing the Past. Visiting historic places has never been more popular and the range of attractions has never been broader. What’s more, the heritage industry is working hard to keep pace with changing public demands.
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  • Conservation Bulletin 63
    Conservation Bulletin 63
    Publication Date: 10 Mar 2010
    People Engaging with Places. The historic environment is also the place where people live. If local communities know about and value the history of their neighbourhood they are much more likely to care about its future.
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  • Conservation Bulletin 62
    Conservation Bulletin 62
    Publication Date: 01 Sep 2009
    Conservation Areas. For 40 years conservation areas have helped to preserve the special character of places - not only at the heart of our historic cities and market towns but in their suburbs and surrounding villages.
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  • Conservation Bulletin 61
    Conservation Bulletin 61
    Publication Date: 01 Jun 2009
    Places of worship. Historic places of worship are among the best-loved and most potent of our cultural landmarks. But they need loving care and creative management if they are not to become lifeless monuments.
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