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Event: Heritage & Government: towards a more coherent policy

Heritage & Government: towards a more coherent policy

Date: Tuesday 14 July 2015
Time: 6:00-9:30pm (Registration 6:00, Debate: 6:30-8:30; Reception 8:30-9:30)
Venue: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental & African Studies, London University WC1H 0XG (Russell Square Tube)

Dr Loyd Grossman CBE FSA, Chairman, The Heritage Alliance

Sir Laurie Magnus, Chairman Historic England
Conrad Bird, Director, GREAT Britain Campaign
Professor Sara Selwood, Editor, Cultural Trends

This sixth Heritage Alliance Heritage Debate will explore the changing role the state has played and could play in protecting and promoting our heritage, an outstanding asset for the UK at home and abroad.

Over the past five years, the heritage sector has built up a solid basis of research and analysis on which Government, businesses, owners and communities can base their investment and management decisions. The benefits to government, communities and individuals are well-documented but caring for our heritage becomes ever more challenging with responsibilities split across public, commercial, private and community interests. Who picks up the tab for the ‘common good’ and how can Government support owners and others to take on more responsibility for our heritage is the urgent question at the beginning of this new administration.

After the Debate, the audience may be invited to support the Alliance’s call for a Government statement on the value of our heritage to provide a shared vision and sense of belonging for all parts of society.

Download the draft debate programme [PDF]  
Download the debate speaker profiles [PDF]  

This event is free but registration is essential

This sixth Heritage Alliance Heritage Debate is generously sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance