Monday 24th November, 5.30 p.m.
VENUE: Room PG21, Pemberton Bulding, Palace Green, Durham.

“Putting the Castle Back in Newcastle”

Urban Design and Conservation Team Manager, Newcastle City Council

This talk will tell the story of the how the Old Newcastle Project is reconnecting the Black Gate- the former medieval gatehouse- to Newcastle’s surviving Norman Keep and so once again re-establishing a recognisable Newcastle Castle. This is a story of restoration and interpretation and discovery, combining historical interest and architectural conservation.

Ian Ayris is the Urban Design and Conservation Team Manager at Newcastle City Council. He leads a team within the planning system specialising in architectural conservation, urban design, historic buildings, archaeology, industrial archaeology, monument management, heritage development, policy formulation and development management. He also co-ordinates the provision of historic building, archaeology and industrial archaeology advice and assistance to the Tyne and Wear Unitary Local Authorities. He was a member of English Heritage Industrial Archaeology Panel since from 2002 to 2014 and a member of English Heritage Advisory Committee ( EHAC ) from 2007 to 2013. Ian is a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne and the Association for Industrial Archaeology and has a number of publications to his name on both industrial heritage and the history of Newcastle.

The talk will be followed by a drinks reception in the World Heritage Site Centre.
Please confirm your attendance by writing to Raffaella Aliprandi at ra.aliprandi@gmail.com

Would you also let Raffaella know whether or not you will be attending the reception afterwards, for catering purposes.

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