Durham WHS Lecture Series 2018 – World Heritage in the Landscape

After a very successful and challenging 2017 season of lectures on the theme of Heritage at Risk, we are now returning closer to home, to look at the setting in which our World Heritage Site sits. Please join us to find out how the landscape around us forms an integral part of what makes us a World Heritage Site.

Here is a calendar with some provisional dates for the early part of 2018:

Weds 24th January 6pm PG20 Pemberton Rooms
Martin Roberts “Landscapes of Supply: the Medieval Granges of Durham Cathedral Priory”

Weds 28th February, 5.30pm Palace Green Library
IMEMS Annual World Heritage Lecture. Dr Dee Dyas, University of York. “A sense of place? Pilgrimages and the senses, past, present and future.” To book this event, please visit www.dur.ac.uk/imems/events

Thurs 15th March, 6pm PG20 Pemberton Rooms
Chris Woodley-Stewart, Director of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership. “The North Pennines Geopark – Durham’s nearest neighbour in the UNESCO designated sites of the UK”

Tues 1st May, 6pm PG20 Pemberton Rooms
Gemma Lewis, Curator, Durham Castle and Museum of Archaeology. “Power and planning, visual representations of Durham castle through the ages”

Early June.
Jonathan Larwood, Senior Specialist, Geology and Palaeontology, Natural England. “Culturally natural or naturally cultural, exploring the relationship between nature and culture through World Heritage”

Lectures after the summer vacation will be confirmed in Spring 2018

Details of each lecture will be circulated nearer the time.

May I also take this opportunity to circulate a message from Jane Gibson, WHS Coordinator: “We’re very glad you’ve enjoyed our lectures for 2017 and are looking forward to seeing you in 2018. If you enjoy being part of our World Heritage Site and would like to support our partners across the UK World Heritage Sites, why not join WH:UK by visiting https://worldheritageuk.org/about/members/joinup/. World Heritage UK is the only organisation exclusively focused on World Heritage in the UK, and the only one that is led by the Sites themselves, reflecting a community-driven approach that has proven effective at many Sites and which is favoured by UNESCO. Our vision is that “the United Kingdom will have a coherent approach to World Heritage Sites, which will be better known and understood, and supported through sustainable funding so that their Outstanding Universal Values can provide inspiration, learning and enjoyment for society”. Our mission is to “raise the profile and secure the future of UK World Heritage Sites by advocating for support and resources, promoting the Sites values, and facilitating networking, training and sharing of good practice”.

If you would like to know more about the work of WH:UK, please don’t hesitate to contact Jane Gibson, Durham World Heritage Site Co-ordinator. Email: p.j.gibson@durham.ac.uk Website: http://www.durhamwhs.com

Best wishes,

Raffaella Aliprandi

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