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Durham WHS events this week

Join us in Celebrating Durham World Heritage Site’s 30th Anniversary this November!

“What Makes Durham World Heritage Site Great”– 2nd-30th November, WHS Visitor Centre, an exhibition showcasing the 30th anniversary photo postcard competition winning entries.

Heritage at Risk – A public debate, Friday 4th November, 5pm, Prior’s Hall, Durham Cathedral, with colleagues from across the world. Free event. Booking Required.

Lecture by local historian John Grundy – “Saints and stones: the rich and varied joys of Durham” Saturday 5th November, 7pm in the Cathedral.    £5-00, Booking Required.

Family Fun Day – Sunday 6th November. Join us for family events and activities across the World Heritage Site, including:

  • Stonemason demonstrations in the Visitor Centre
  • “Come and Sing” Scratch choir for 7 to 13 year olds and concert in the Cathedral
  • Tours of Palace Green with our Young Heritage Ambassadors
  • Children’s trails and activities in the Cathedral
  • Children’s activities in Palace Green Library

We still have places for our WHS Anniversary Conference “The Stories Within the Stones – Intangible Heritage” 4th to 5th November.  Booking Required.

BOOKING:
For more information and booking, visit thewebsite at Durham World Heritage Site and click on the orange banner, pop into the WHS Visitor Centre on Owengate or contact Jane Gibson.

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Durham World Heritage Site lecture series – 30th Anniversary Celebrations

The next lecture of the Durham World Heritage Site lecture series will be “Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site: 30 Years of Challenges, Responses and Change in a Cultural Landscape” by Sarah Simmonds, who is World Heritage Site Co-ordinator for the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site. A poster is attached here giving a quick overview of the lecture.

This lecture will be on Monday 21st March, 6pm, in Room PG20 of the Pemberton Building, Palace Green Library, Durham. The lecture is free of charge, but as places are limited, booking is necessary.

Sarah is one of the two coordinators who make up the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site Coordination Unit. Before working in World Heritage Site management in the UK she worked abroad in development and education as a specialist in capacity building for the UN in East Timor and Afghanistan and before this with VSO in Indonesia. Sarah has worked for almost a decade as a World Heritage Site coordinator developing a special interest in partnership working, participatory management planning, community engagement, landscape scale strategies and planning policy. She has a Masters degree in Cultural Heritage from the Institute of Archaeology at UCL.  Her dissertation focussed on the issues and ethics related to the engagement of international agencies with local cultural projects in Ethiopia. Her most recent challenge has been writing the first joint World Heritage Site Management Plan for Stonehenge and Avebury which was published in 2015.  She has been  a member of the ICOMOS-UK Executive Committee since 2014.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception at the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre.

Please reserve your place by writing to the organiser at raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk or contact the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre using the contact details below. (If possible please would you let me know if you intend to attend the drinks reception too, for catering purposes).

I am looking forward to seeing you at the lecture.

Kind regards,

Raffaella Aliprandi
WHSVC Lecture Series Organiser
Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre
7 Owengate
Durham
DH1 3HB
Email: raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk 
Tel: 0191 334 3805

Durham Castle and Cathedral WHS Management Plan

Durham Castle and Cathedral World Heritage Site Management Plan
Public consultation 22nd February to 18th April 2016

I am very pleased to announce that the Durham Castle and Cathedral World Heritage Site Management Plan draft version is now live for public consultation. This is a very important part of the process of ensuring that our new plan is relevant and useful – your comments are important to us.

Please click on this link https://www.durhamworldheritagesite.com/management-plan which will take you to our home page where you can find out all about the different ways you can comment on and contribute to the plan.

If you have any problems accessing our site, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Also, please do feel free to forward this message to any colleagues you feel would be interested in the Management Plan.

Looking forward to hearing from you

Jane Gibson
Durham World Heritage Site Co-ordinator
Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre
7, Owengate,
Durham
DH1 3HB
Email: p.j.gibson@durham.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 3803
Mobile: 07805741211

Teesside Archaeological Society lecture – this week

Morning Everyone,

This is just a reminder that the next Teesside Archaeological Society lecture will take place on Tuesday 23rd Feb 7.30 at Stockton Central Library.

This will be ‘St Cuthbert’s Corpse’ by Dr. David Williams

Writing under the pen name David Willem, David is the author of ‘St Cuthbert’s Corpse – a life after death’. In this talk, David will draw upon research for this book, charting the history of St. Cuthbert’s body through time. His coffin was opened six times in 1300 years and on each occasion someone kept a record of the body and relics as they were found – Anglo-Saxon monks, the first kings of all England, the Normans, Henry VIII’s henchman, a Georgian antiquarian and Victorian scholars – all bringing different preoccupations and concerns to the same body of material.

Anyone can come along and it is only £4.00 for non-members. If you would like to join and you haven’t joined for this year, it is £14.00 for a single membership and £23.00 for a joint! That will cover you this year on fieldwork, all the lectures and the annual bulletin which is now ready for you all!

Looking forward to seeing you all there,
Best wishes,

Dave
TAS Chairman

Durham World Heritage Site Research Strategy Launch Event

The Durham World Heritage Site Research Framework was published January last year.  It aims to promote rigorous, academically informed research to progress our understanding and appreciation of the Cathedral, Castle and their environs.

To view the Strategy click here.

This launch event will provide an opportunity for interested researchers to discuss the priorities for research identified in the Strategy and aims to provide a space for the initial discussions which will lead to future research projects and funding proposals for them.

Please click here to see the programme for a full schedule of the planned activity for the afternoon.

This event will be on Wednesday 24 February 2016 at 1.00pm in the Learning Centre, Palace Green Library, Durham.

If you would like to attend please register your details with Kelly Guy at: admin.imems@durham.ac.uk.

Martin Roberts “The buildings and landscapes of Durham University”

Durham World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Lecture Series 2015

Please see the information below about this event next week:

Wednesday 16th December 2015, 6.30pm

Venue: Room PG20 Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham

MARTIN ROBERTS: “The Buildings and Landscapes of Durham University: Our Shared Heritage”

The foundation of Durham University in 1832 started a process of physical change that the city had not experienced since the Norman Conquest, not only on the historic peninsula but also in the surrounding streets and countryside. Wherever change took place, university architects invariably had to assimilate into their designs the dramatic topography of the city and its central eyecatcher, Durham Cathedral. The lecture will explore the buildings and landscapes that are the inseparable components of Durham University and ask whether these often uplifting and beautiful places could be shared more widely for the enjoyment of even more people.

Martin trained as an architect at Newcastle University, and later specialised in conservation. His professional career lasted 36 years, first with Durham City Council and later as Historic Buildings Inspector for English Heritage in the North East. 

His research has been published in local and national journals on architectural and garden history, he has written various books on Durham City and Durham University and he lectures extensively throughout the region.

He is currently Secretary (and founder) of the North East Vernacular Architecture Group, committee member of the Northumbria Gardens Trust, and member of both the Durham Diocesan Advisory Committee on Churches and Durham Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in London. At the moment he is working

The talk will be followed by a drinks reception in the World Heritage Site Centre.

Please note that places for this lecture are limited.  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 could you circulate this email to whoever you think might be interested.

Kind regards,

Raffaella Aliprandi

Architecture and Conservation Series Organiser
Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre

Email:        raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk

Website:  http://www.durhamworldheritagesite.com/