Monthly Archives: September 2015

Durham World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series: September Lecture

Please see the message below regarding the next World Heritage Architecture and Conservation Series Lecture:

Dear all,                                                                                             
 
Please find below the details of our Architecture and Conservation Series lecture for September.
I very much hope you will be able to attend.
 
World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series 2015
 
September Lecture
                                                                                                                 
Monday 14th September 2015, 6.30pm
Venue: Room PG20 Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham
 
 
 
CAROLINE HARDIE
“Breathing New Life Into Old Buildings: Sustainable
Solutions for Significant Places”
 
Heritage assets including historic buildings have their own intrinsic value or significance, and understanding that significance is crucial to informing their reuse, adaption or extension to meet 21st century needs. This talk will highlight examples where significance has delivered the unexpected, confirmed designs or inspired new ones. It will show how it can help to breathe new life into old buildings and their wider environs.

Caroline Hardie is a local heritage consultant with Archaeo-Environment, which she founded in 2003. She provides high quality planning advice on all aspects of the historic environment and prepares Conservation Management Plans, Statements of Significance, Heritage Assessments and Conservation Area Appraisals throughout the UK. She has also worked on historic landscape characterisation, ancient monuments protection and the current Lake District National Park bid for World Heritage Status. Prior to her work in the private sector she was the Head of Conservation and the County Archaeologist for Northumberland County Council. She is a Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.
 
 
The talk will be followed by a drinks reception in the World Heritage Site Centre.
 
Please book your place by writing to Raffaella Aliprandi at raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk.
Would you also let me know whether or not you will be attending the reception afterwards, for catering purposes. 
  
 
Please don’t forget to circulate this email to whoever you think might be interested. 
I am looking forward to seeing you at the lecture.
 
 
Kind regards, 
 
Raffaella Aliprandi
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TillVAS: James IV Memorial Lecture

TillVAS: James IV Memorial Lecture

The “James IV Memorial Lecture” entitled “The King in the North – the life and times of Oswald of Northumbria” will be held at 2.30pm in Etal Village Hall on Sunday 11th October.

The speaker will be Max Adams, author of the book of that title.
This is a ticketed event, £5 each, and can be obtained from Maureen Charlton, East Flodden Cottage, Milfield,, NE71 6JF on receipt of a cheque (payable to TillVAS) and a SAE.

Durham World Heritage Site Lecture Series 2015: Calendar

World Heritage Site Lecture Series 2015: Calendar

Please find attached the  calendar poster  for the World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series lectures for the remainder of 2015.

Further details for each lecture will be circulated near the time

Any queries can be sent to: raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk

Community Archaeology Exhibition Space Opportunity

Community archaeology exhibition space – Durham

Please read the message below from Gemma Lewis, Deputy Curator (Castle and Archaeology) at Durham University.  If you would like to discuss this with Gemma her contact details are at the end of the message.

Gemma writes:

Many of you may or may not know that the Museum of Archaeology in Durham City has re-opened at Palace Green Library. The exhibition uses objects from Museum of Archaeology, alongside objects from across Durham University and other regional museums to explore the last 10,000 years of Durham. More details online www.dur.ac.uk/archaeology.museum/whatson/exhibitions/gallery/
http://www.dur.ac.uk/archaeology.museum/whatson/exhibitions/gallery/

What is also included in the gallery is a community archaeology space
which showcases the work of local archaeology and history groups from
across the region. The aim is to raise the profile of the work that is
going on across the region and to keep the gallery up to date and
changing with regionally developments. What can be offered to groups
ranges from one or two cases within the gallery right the way through
to including information and objects within the main exhibition.

If this is something that your group (or a group you know) might be
interested please get in touch. We still have a number of slots
available at the end of 2015 and from May 2016.

Best Wishes

Gemma

Gemma Lewis
Deputy Curator (Castle and Archaeology)
University Library
Palace Green
Durham DH1 3RN

Email: gemma.lewis@durham.ac.uk<mailto:
gemma.lewis@durham.ac.uk>
Palace Green Tel: 0191 33 41214
University College Tel: 0191 33 44139

 

CITiZAN Event at the Old Low Light, North Shields

CITiZAN Event at Old Low Light,  7th September

CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network) will be at the Old Low Light, North Shields, to talk about the project and the plans they have in the North-East in regards to training and outreach.  This illustrated talk starts at 6.30pm.

For details of the event http://www.citizan.org.uk/events/2015/Sep/07/illustrated-talk-old-low-light/

Information about the CITiZAN organsiation can be accessed at http://www.citizan.org.uk/

 

 

 

TillVAS Lecture: 2nd September

Till Valley Archaeological Society

The next TillVAS lecture will be held on Wednesday 2nd September.

The speaker will be Roger Jermy:

“The Limestone Industry on Holy Island”.
7.30 pm in Crookham Village Hall.

All Welcome – Members free of charge, Visitors £4.

Also, please note that the The “James IV Memorial Lecture” entitled “The King in the North – the life and times of Oswald of Northumbria” will be held at 2.30pm in Etal Village Hall on Sunday 11th October.

The speaker will be Max Adams, author of the book of that title.
This is a ticketed event, £5 each, and can be obtained from Maureen Charlton, East Flodden Cottage, Milfield, NE71 6JF on receipt of a cheque (payable to TillVAS) and a SAE.