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Early bird rate for our 2017 Heritage Debate: Is heritage good for your health?

Please join us on 2nd October 2017 for an evening of lively debate followed by drinks and a buffet reception in the Waldorf’s beautiful Palm Court.

Click here to book before the 22nd of September to receive an early booking rate.

We like to think heritage is good for people’s wellbeing and health, and some evidence is starting to be available to back this up. Heritage participation can improve mental health, and the historic environment can provide an attractive backdrop to physical activity (as shown by the increase in Parkrun-type events).  This debate will not so much challenge these statements, as ask how the heritage sector can do better to build bridges with the world of public health. What claims can realistically be made for the health benefits of heritage, and where does heritage best intersect with the public health needs of the nation?

Speakers will be announced shortly.