Student Prize

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The Essay Prize formerly known as the Stanley Smith Prize is awarded annually for the best student essay on subjects related to construction history. Construction History is understood in its broadest sense to include studies of the economic history of building construction, histories of the building trades, studies of vernacular architecture from the point of view of its construction, studies of the construction of single buildings, etc, etc. The topic can be on any country or any period and submissions are welcome from students from all countries at any stage of their education, including those who have recently graduated.

The winner receives a book token and if appropriate the chance to have the essay published in Construction History.

Essays should be submitted by the student’s tutor or department and universities and colleges should apply to the Secretary for details:

Applications are encouraged from the authors of suitable works. Please read our application guidelines.

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Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of the society will take place on Saturday 21 March at Queens’ College Cambridge at 11.30 as part of the annual conference. All members of the society are welcome to come to the meeting free of charge and it will be followed by the annual lecture. This year’s annual lecture is by Professor Linda Clarke. Title: Valuing Construction Labour. If you wish to attend but are not coming to the conference please contact the secretary.

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