George has had some experience of practical conservation work on ironmongery and wanting to consolidate that experience he enrolled onto the Foundation Degree in Historic Building Conservation in 2018, a Kingston University qualification taught at the Building Crafts College. Alongside his academic work, George also enrolled onto a woodworking course at the college and, using the skills he acquired during his degree, he undertook a practical piece of work for his second-year project. This project saw him investigating the technical make up and practical use of the medieval window shutter. He produced a clear, concise and easy to digest report on his findings, which included detailed research and evidence of practical use of the medieval shutter that he produced. During his two years of undertaking his foundation degree, George has developed his understanding of conservation and its practical application and hopes to use the skills he has learnt to teach others in the future.