Conference: Vernacular Architecture Group Spring Conference, Lincoln (29 March – 2 April 2016)


Tuesday March 29th – Saturday April 2nd 2016

The 2016 Spring Conference will be based at The Lincoln Hotel and has been organized by the Building Recording Team of the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology.


Tuesday: Registration from 2pm; Prof. David Stocker will be leading a tour of the Lower City starting at 2.30pm; evening meal at 7pm;
evening lecture at 8.15pm

Wednesday: Stone day: visits to Clipsham Quarry, Helpston Quarry and Stamford; after dinner the launch of ‘Steep, Strait and High’ by Christopher Johnson and Stanley Jones

Thursday: Lincoln’s Uphill timber-framed buildings; Hackthorn Estate and village

Friday: Mud and Stud day: visits to include Thimbleby and Mareham le Fen; an evening talk about Lincolnshire folk traditions and songs by Tom Lane and his group

Evening speakers will include Dr. Steve Parry, British Geological Survey and Alastair MacIntosh, Lincoln City Archaeologist

Conference fees & Accommodation

The accommodation is in The Lincoln Hotel, and consists of shared twin en-suite rooms with the option of occupying a room as a single (including single supplement). The conference evening facilities will be housed within the hotel.

Resident in shared twin room (en-suite) £330/£335 guest

Resident in single room (en-suite) £465/£470 guest

Non-resident [includes lunch and evening meals] £190/£195 guest

Additional handbooks (to be collected at the conference) £5 each

Handbook for those unable to attend (incl. postage) £7.50



The Vernacular Architecture Group is able to offer TWO bursaries to assist a registered student and a professional in the early years of their career to attend the Spring Conference. The Committee is aware that the cost often makes attendance difficult for students who might benefit from the visits, lectures and discussions, and from the opportunity to meet others active in the field. We hope that the recipients will be sufficiently inspired by the conference to wish to join the VAG if they are not already members. There is no upper age limit, and part-time students are also welcome to apply.

This bursary will cover the full cost of the conference fee.

Applicants must normally be students of vernacular architecture or a related discipline. They should send brief details including a resume of academic courses and any special reasons for attending this conference that may help in the selection of an appropriate candidate. Any application from a student must be endorsed by their course tutor, and any other financial support available to the applicant for attending the conference must be declared.

Students who are already members of the Group and propose to attend the conference with or without the support of a bursary should ensure a place on the conference by booking in the normal way. Any student member who has reserved a place at full cost but subsequently obtains a bursary will receive a full refund.

Recipients of bursaries will be asked to write a resume of the conference for the VAG Newsletter.

The closing date for applications to attend the VAG conference is February 1st 2016.

The closing date for applications for a conference bursary is Friday 22 January 2016.

See the attached for further details on how to apply.


2016 Spring conference bursary letter


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