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WHUK – World Heritage UK 2024 Spring Workshop – Industrial Heritage

10 April - 09:30 - 11 April - 17:30

£75 – £125

World Heritage UK 2024 Spring Workshop, at Bangor University, North Wales.

Dates: Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th April 2024

Format: In-person plus broadcast live via YouTube

Theme: Industrial Heritage; the workshop will include broad topics that will be of interest to all World Heritage and heritage professionals


Wednesday 10th April – Opportunities

  • 09.30am – Registration/teas/coffees
  • 10.00am – Welcome from Bangor University and World Heritage UK
  • 10.15am – Keynote: Introduction to and explanation of Industrial Heritage by Prof. Ian Wray, Heseltine Institute, University of Liverpool
  • 10.45am – Industry, Heritage and (city) Regeneration by Katie Wray, Deloitte
  • 11.15am – Regeneration through Sustainable Tourism, with VisitEngland’s Niamh Walsh, Policy and Public Affairs Manager
  • 11.45am – tea/coffee break
  • 12.00pm – Industrial Heritage Festivals with ExtraSchicht, the Ruhr, Germany
  • 12.30pm – Industrial Heritage and STEM with Prof. Teresa Anderson from Jodrell Bank WHS and Manchester University
  • 1.00pm – buffet lunch at Pontio Arts & Innovation Centre, Bangor University
  • 2.00pm – travel to Dinorwig Quarry & Llanberis Slate Museum
  • 2.30pm – site visit at the quarry and museum with Heritage Consultant and Historian Daffyd Gwyn as our tour guide
  • 3.30pm – Presentation from Cadw on Industrial Heritage in Waiting: conserving industrial artefacts without re-use
  • 4.00pm – Slate Museum film
  • 4.20pm – slate cutting demonstration
  • 5.00pm – travel from Llanberis to Blaenau Ffestiniog; a very scenic drive through the Slate Landscape WHS
  • 6.00pm – social event at Cellb Cinema & Arts Centre in Blaenau Ffestiniog (food and live music)
  • 9.00pm – travel to Bangor
  • 10.00pm – arrive Bangor

Thursday 11th April – Challenges

  • 09.30am – teas/coffees
  • 10.00am – Welcome by from Bangor University and WHUK
  • 10.15am – Extractive Industrial Heritage; highlighting the challenges of sustainably managing WH status within active mining/quarrying landscapes, with Friederike Hansell, Coordinator for World Heritage, Ministry of the Interior, Saxony State Government (digital)
  • 10.45am – Industrial Heritage and Local Communities with Blaenavon WHS’ Ashleigh Taylor
  • 11.15am – Communicating and Celebrating Intangible (Industrial) Heritage with DCMS’ Phil Foxwood (digital)
  • 11.45am – tea/coffee break
  • 12.00pm – Industrial Society and Slavery with academic Prof. Pat Hudson from Cardiff University
  • 12.45pm – Q&A/workshop wrap up
  • 13.00pm – buffet lunch at Pontio Arts & Innovation Centre, Bangor University
  • 14.00pm – travel from Bangor to Penrhyn
  • 14.15pm – visit to Penrhyn Castle; National Trust link to slavery/plantations/Penrhyn Quarry etc (please bring your NT Membership card if you’re a member)
  • 15.30pm – travel from Penrhyn Castle to Penrhyn Quarry
  • 16.00pm – Penrhyn/Bethesda Quarry visit; opportunity to see working quarry and how commercial activity works adjacent to heritage conservation
  • 5.00pm – Travel back to Bangor
  • 5.30pm – Arrive Bangor and workshop ends

Tickets will be available on February 5, 2024


10 April - 09:30
11 April - 17:30
£75 – £125
Event Category:


World Heritage UK
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Bangor University
Bangor University
Bangor, LL57 2DG
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