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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/





Saturnalia, Corbridge Roman Town 20/12/14

Corbridge Roman Town.

 Our Curator, Frances McIntosh will be talking on Sat 20 December about the Roman winter Festival, Saturnalia.

 Please feel free to forward this on to interested students or staff. Here is the link for more info: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/content/events/Saturnalia

 Booking in advance is required by calling: 0370 333 1181

Poster Poster

‘Your Heritage Needs You’ (9th December in Newcastle).

‘Your Heritage Needs You’ (9th December in Newcastle).

Find a poster here – YOUR HERITAGE NEEDS YOU Invite

We specifically want to target local voluntary and community groups across the North East, including community partnerships, local development trusts and umbrella organisations representing community and voluntary interests.


 The overall aim of this event is to increase awareness of Heritage at Risk amongst community and voluntary groups in the North East and the support and advice that is available.  Specific objectives within this overall aim include:

 Increased knowledge about what the heritage at risk programme is

  • More understanding amongst local community groups about how they can support heritage at risk in their local area
  • Better awareness of what funding support is available from organisations like English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Greater familiarity of what fundraising support is available from organisations like the Heritage Alliance – e.g. funding workshops, project mentoring, webinars and consultancy support
  • Increased confidence and knowledge about who to contact for help and advice

  Event format

 The event will comprise:

 Talking heads

  • Funding surgery (local EH and HLF contacts and Heritage Alliance)
  • Free copies of latest Heritage at Risk publications and support materials
  • Afternoon tea and networking

English Heritage Aerial Photography Workshop 20/9/2014

A day workshop in Thornton le Street by English Heritage with a mix of theory
and practice. Booking is required.

English Heritage will give the first of a series of workshops on archaeological techniques at Thornton le Street Village Hall between Thirsk and Northallerton on Saturday 20
September from 10.00am to 3.00pm with a one hour lunch break.

The series is intended to stimulate research into the archaeology of the county and provide researchers with the skills necessary to work to a professional standard. It will be conducted by Dave MacLeod, Operational Manager, and Dave Knight, Investigator, of the Aerial Investigation and Mapping Section based at York.

Aerial survey is the single most important tool for the discovery of archaeology sites in
England and plays an important role in many aspects of the National Heritage Protection Plan directed by English Heritage. It is a broad term used to describe the various activities related to the recording of sites and landscapes from the air. This includes the taking of new photographs, along with interpretation and mapping using both new and archive photographs. It is one element of the broader field of remote sensing that provides information about the ground surface and sub-surface without needing direct contact.

Each year hundreds of previously unknown sites are discovered through the Aerial Reconnaissance programme and specialist staff identify even more through the analysis of features visible on existing photographs. Major projects are coordinated through the English Heritage National Mapping Programme. Individual sites are investigated to help understand
important new discoveries and to help with their management. A number of national and local archives are available.

The workshop will be a mix of theory and practice. Numbers will be limited so places must be
booked in advance for each workshop which will cost £20 per person.
Payment should be in favour of English Heritage and posted to John Sheehan at 4 Arden Mews, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 1EN.

Lunch is not provided. An additional charge of £2 will be made on the day to
cover accommodation and refreshment costs.

Enquiries to John Sheehan by telephone 01609 771878, or email  jgsheehan@btinternet.com (mailto: jgsheehan@btinternet.com) .