‘SEA SAGAS OF THE NORTH – TRAVELS
AND TALES AT WARMING WATERS’

Saturday, 24 September 2022. 2pm

BAWDSEY MANOR

Bawdsey, Woodbridge, IP12 3AY

Join us for a Saturday afternoon at the evocative Bawdsey Manor on the edge of the beautiful Suffolk coastline to hear Jules PrettyProfessor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex, and Director of the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement, talk about his latest book about refugees who fled Doggerland when the seas encroached.

The talk will be followed by a guided tour of the gardens laid out by Sir William Cuthbert Quilter and a rare opportunity to view some of the principal rooms in the Manor, including the Billiard Room where Sir Winston Churchill played when he visited RAF Bawdsey during the Second World War.

£25 per person

Light refreshments will be served after the talk.


Previous events in 2022

TENDRING HALL ESTATE

– ITS HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT – A WALKING TOUR OF THE PARKLAND

11th July 2022

Our host, Emily Holden talked about the history of the now lost country house and surviving parkland, Soane’s first country house and a Repton landscape. Robert Townshend lead
us through the programme of restoration of the parkland and its buildings.

The walk also included an opportunity to view the hedgerow restoration scheme, as part of the Stour Valley Farmer Cluster Hedgerow Heroes Project – for which SPS is proud to have sourced the funding.


Net Zero – New build

Wednesday 6 July 2022. A Free Webinar

What the government’s carbon targets are for the UK and what we need to do in practical terms to achieve them with new ways for designing buildings. How we assess the carbon emissions in buildings and what practical steps can be taken to reduce them.

Speakers:

Simon Sturgis AADip RIBA: Co-Author of RICS and RIBA guidance on Whole Life Carbon, Co-Author of Greater London Authority Policy Guidance on WLC, and Special Advisor to the Environmental Audit Select Committee.

Dr Joe Jack Williams MEng MRes EngD: Associate at FCBStudios and lead developer of FCBSCarbon the carbon assessment tool.

Jess Hrivnak: RIBA’s Sustainable Development Advisor.


An evening with Sir Laurie Magnus CBE

“The power of heritage to transform places and improve lives”

Friday 6 May 2022

The evening was hosted by Mr and Mrs Jon Hunt in the beautiful Orangery at Sibton Park.

The SPS Suffolk Heritage Champion Awards were also presented on the evening.

Members enjoyed refreshments beforehand on the veranda in this truly stunning location.


SPS Garden Party and AGM

Our annual garden party was hosted by Mr and Mrs Thomas Seymour at Gothic Farm, Heveningham on Friday 10 June 2022

The party – which incorporated the SPS AGM – was on a beautiful summer evening in one of Suffolk’s loveliest locations.


We are delighted that our sponsor for this event was Reeman Dansie, Auctioneer.


Net Zero – Retrofit and Refurbishment

15 March 2022 . A free webinar

The challenges of retrofitting our traditional building stock.

Speakers:

Morwenna Slade, Historic England – Head of Historic Building Climate Change Adaptation

Alex Whitcroft, London Energy Transformation Initiative – Co-author of the LETI Retrofit Guide

Simon Sturgis – Targeting Zero and SPS Trustee



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