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Civic Voice – VIRTUAL – ‘In Conversation’ with Duncan Wilson, CEO of Historic England

9 July - 12:30 - 13:00


The latest in a series of Civic Voice ‘In Conversations’ with the civic movement, this webinar will explore the impact of the current coronavirus pandemic on the historic environment.

Hosted by Kevin Trickett MBE, President of Wakefield Civic Society and Chair of the Yorkshire and Humber Association of Civic Societies, Kevin will be talking with Duncan Wilson, CEO of Historic England. Join Kevin and Duncan in this webinar to hear their thoughts on how the historic environment may emerge from the current crisis.

Participants must register for the event here. The webinar will be held via Zoom and the meeting password will be sent to participants prior to the meeting.

Speaker biographies

Duncan became Chief Executive of the newly formed Historic England in May 2015. Duncan joined Historic England from the Alexandra Park and Palace Trust where he was Chief Executive from 2011 to 2015. From 2002 Duncan was Chief Executive of the Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, and before that Director of the Somerset House Trust.

Duncan’s first job as a chartered accountant in 1987 was as Senior Management Accountant at English Heritage. Before accountancy he worked as a professional archaeologist in Oxford and Herefordshire, following post graduate research in European Archaeology.

Kevin Trickett MBE

Kevin is a native of Wakefield and has lived in and around the city all his life. After a 40-year career in the Civil Service, he now devotes much of his time to charity work, writing, public speaking, and travel. He writes and speaks about some of his favourite subjects including architecture, heritage, philosophy, travel and Art Deco. His blog can be found on his website https://itbroadensthemind.com/. Kevin is well versed in the activities of the civic movement, having been a trustee of Wakefield Civic Society since 1990. He was elected as the Society’s President in March 2002 and continues to hold that position today. He is also a trustee of the Yorkshire and Humber Association of Civic Societies (YHACS) and was elected as its Chair in January 2011, a role which he also continues to fulfil.

In the 2018 New Year’s Honours List, Kevin was awarded an MBE for services to the community in Wakefield.

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