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Also this archaeological week…

Lots of things happening that CBA North Followers might want to be involved in – as well as the regular archaeological events – this week alone.

PEREGRINI PROJECT
Tomorrow there are a pair of events for the Peregrini project as “An introduction to methods of archaeological practice” from 11am to 3pm at the Belford Community Club, West Street, NE70 7QE and there will also be a guided walk of the Green Shiel site on Lindisfarne led by Dr Rob Young, one of the excavators of the site. For details of both these events and to a book a place you should email Marc Johnstone at lindisfarne@archaeologicalpractice.co.uk as soon as possible.

TILLVAS TALK
On Wednesday is the TILLVAS talk on “Whaling in the North-East” by Dr Tony Barrow.

ARCH AND ARCH RECEPTION AND EXHIBITION
On Thursday there is a reception for members of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland, and those of the St Mary-le-Bow Trust, when the opening is carried out of a new exhibition at the Durham Museum and Heritage Centre, St Mary-le-Bow, which showcases the history and work of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland, including information and finds from their excavations at Hornby Castle, near Catterick, in North Yorkshire. All ‘Arch and Arch’ Society members and members of the St Mary-le-Bow Trust are invited to the opening on Thursday 5 May at 7.00pm.

TYNEDALE ARCHAEOLOGY WORKSHOPS AND SURVEY
Tynedale Archaeology have sent us their poster for an event this Saturday.
02.05.2016 - Tynedale Archaeology LiDAR workshop 07.05.2016

Their further events include May fieldwork and a June workshop as below.

02.05.2016 - Tynedale Archaeology activities
If you would like to get involved please contact them direct.

AND ONE FOR NEXT WEEK AS WELL… A DURHAM WORLD HERITAGE SITE LECTURE
The next lecture in this series will be on Monday, 9 May, at 6pm, in Room PG20, Pemberton Building, Palace Green Library, Durham, but you will need to book this week to attend. This will be by Anna Brennand, Chief Executive at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, who will be speaking on “Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site: the Challenges of the Last 30 Years and the Opportunities for the Future”. The poster for the lecture is attached here.

This lecture discusses the challenges faced by the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site and explain the opportunities these present for protecting its outstanding universal value, as the Site celebrates its 30 years designation – which, of course, Durham does this year as well.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception at the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre. The lecture is free of charge. However, as places are limited, booking is necessary. Please reserve your place by writing to the organiser at raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk or contact the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre on 0191 334 3805.

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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 Architecture and Conservation Series: October 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 October.
I very much hope you will be able to attend.
 
World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series 2015
 
October Lecture
                                                                                                                 
Wednesday 21st October 2015, 6.30pm
Venue: Room PG20 Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham
 
 
DAVID DE HAAN
“The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site”

Among the first group of designations in Britain were Durham and the Ironbridge Gorge, the latter being the first industrial site in a country that set in train the Industrial Revolution which heralded the modern world. David de Haan, one of the retired Directors at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, will look at the World Heritage Site, what was there and how the area was restored. The lecture will present the history, the decline and dereliction that preceded the restoration, and the interpretation and conservation that made possible the WHS nomination. It will also look at the management issues and the visitor profile so that parallels can be drawn.
David is a museum professional with 45 years’ experience, including 8 years at the Science Museum in London and 34 at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, where he still works as a volunteer. He managed the Ironbridge Institute’s Heritage Management programme from 1998 and the Museums Management programme from 2001 until his retirement in 2012. He was also responsible for the restoration, interpretation and management of many of the museum sites in Ironbridge. A past Fellow of the Museums Association, past Council Member of the Newcomen Society, and Honorary Secretary of the Association for Industrial Archaeology, David is an acknowledged expert on the Iron Bridge, the 1851 Exhibition and the Art of the Industrial Revolution.
 
The talk will be followed by a drinks reception in the World Heritage Site Visitor 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
Architecture and Conservation Series Organiser

 

 

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

World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series April Lecture

World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series 2015: April Lecture

Friday 17th April 2015, 6.00pm

Venue: Room PG21 Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham

 SANDRA ROBERTSON

BA Hons. Town and Country Planning

MA Urban Conservation

“Sustainability: is the planning term a convenience too far or a useful tool in an increasingly managed world?”

The lecture is aimed at stimulating discussion from the audience about an admittedly controversial subject. The offer to speak personally was made in response to feedback comments of some of last year’s student attendees of the lectures who requested more practitioner and planning decision making perspectives.  The presentation draws on types of scenarios reflecting recent and current challenges and real or perceived opinions on ‘sustainability’. It will highlight sometimes conflicting expectations and some of the differing perspectives and legal obligations of those who interact and play a part in influencing the character and experience of our living, working and changing Durham WHS.
With a natural interest in human geography and environmental design and a strong link with the urban landscape of her native North East, Sandra has held Consultant or Senior Planning Officer positions for most of her career, largely dealing with planning applications at Tyne and Wear Development Corporation, Gateshead MBC, Tynedale District Council and Durham County Council. Between 2009 and 2014 Sandra held specialist management roles culminating in Heritage, Landscape and Design Team Leader in the Planning and Assets service. She has stepped down from that fulltime role now and is in a time limited part time singular role for specific projects. Since 2005 Sandra has also run a Sole Practitioner Consultancy, where she has worked on specific commissions and problematic cases, such as the Cockermouth Conservation Area Appraisal, the “Heritage at Risk” development challenges for Axwell Hall andcommunity led high street regeneration in Gateshead, and the funding application and planning permission for expansion for Hartlepool Hospice.

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 atraffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk.  Would you also let me know whether or not you will be attending the reception afterwards, for catering purposes.

The following lecture in the series will take place on Friday 19th June 2015, 6.00pm.

More details will follow near the time.

Please don’t forget to circulate this email to whoever you think might be interested.