Richard Oxley receives the inaugural Neil May Award

In recognition of his contributions to sustainable building, Richard Oxley was presented with an award in honour of the late Neil May MBE. Richard said that he was humbled to be the first recipient of this award in memory of a man whose tireless work and passion inspired so many.

Presenting the award at the 2024 ASBP Healthy Building conference, Simon Corbey explained how Richard Oxley had been one of Neil’s ‘musketeers’, amplifying the healthy building practices that Neil was keen for the built environment to embrace. 

Richard Oxley BSc DipBldgCons MRICS IHBC, founded Oxley Conservation in 1997, and, in addition to his work as a historic building consultant, he is involved with research and teaching.  

The Neil May Award and Memorial Lectures are a testament to someone whose legacy lives on. Neil was instrumental in the development of many progressive initiatives including SDF organisations ASBP, Good Homes Alliance, and Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance as well as the UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings at UCL. 

The third Neil May Memorial Lecture takes place online on 21 March 2024 and is entitled Mould, Damp and Health Inequalities It embraces one of Neil’s passions, social equality in housing, and focuses on the untenable health hazards caused by damp and mould. The 2024 Neil May Memorial webinar is hosted by ASBP, UKCMB and UKIEG, with support from the Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) organisations.

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