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Event: Heritage and Identity: What makes you who you are?

Heritage & Identity: What makes you who you are?

Date: Wednesday 5th November 2014
Time: 6.00-9.30pm (Registration 6.00, Debate: 6.30-8.30; Reception 8.00-9.30pm)
Venue: King’s Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU
Download the draft debate flyer and programme  

This Debate explores the highly topical issue of heritage and identity – what makes you who you are – with the help of key speakers Graham Bell Europa Nostra UK Council member and Director of the North of England Civic Trust, Izzy Mohammed from the Library of Birmingham and, from the academic side, Dr Rhiannon Mason, senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle’s International Centre for Cultural Studies.

Now the Scottish referendum is over. This debate will review how heritage contributes to and is used to create identity from a range of different perspectives, European, national and regional, community and individual. The panel will be led by our outstanding Chairman, Dr Loyd Grossman, before the discussion is opened up to the floor.


  • Dr Loyd Grossman OBE FSA, Chairman, The Heritage Alliance


  • Graham Bell, Secretary, Europa Nostra UK and Director North of England Civic Trust  
  • Izzy Mohammed, Audience Engagement Coordinator, Library of Birmingham
  • Dr Rhiannon Mason, Senior Lecturer in Museum, Gallery, and Heritage Studies, ICCHS

 Places are limited to 130. Registration is now open. Please register for this free event by emailing by 29 October. Tickets will be by acknowledgement email.

 This is The Heritage Alliance’s fifth Heritage Debate sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance, and held in partnership with the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies , Newcastle University.


Ecclesiastical Insurance

Heritage Debates our made possible through the kind sponsorship of Ecclesiastical Insurance.