Future frameworks for international collaboration on research and innovation: call for evidence

Professor Sir Adrian Smith has been commissioned by BEIS to provide independent advice on the design of future UK funding schemes for international collaboration, innovation and curiosity-driven blue-skies research. Government welcomes written contributions on a wide of issues relating to potential funding schemes. Please keep your submissions to less than 2500 words if possible. The advice…

Details

Please Contribute To The New AIM Economic Impact Toolkit

Since it launched in 2010 and was revised in 2014, the AIM Economic Impact Toolkit has been downloaded and used by museums across the UK to help them measure the impact they might have on their local economy. Association of Independent Museums [Alliance Member] are asking members and non-members to complete a short survey to help develop…

Details

Historic England – Heritage Crime Prevention & Risk Assessment Guidance: Survey

Historic England has recently commissioned a review and update of its ‘Heritage Crime Prevention Guidance’ and ‘Heritage Crime: Risk Assessment Tool’ to be undertaken by Andy Bliss of Aldwic Research Consultancy Ltd. A former senior police officer and lead for the National Police Chiefs’ Council on Heritage Crime, he has a recent postgraduate degree in…

Details

New best-practice guidance on managing the marine historic environment of Wales.

The Welsh Government have launched a 12-week consultation on new best-practice guidance on the protection and management of the historic environment of Wales. More information can be found on the Welsh Government website. The deadline for responses is 3 June 2019.

Details

Oxford Preservation Trust Awards: Open for Nominations

The Oxford Preservation Trust Awards, now in their 42nd year, want to recognise the best of the old, the new, the large and the small, all making their contribution to Oxford’s character, its streets and green spaces. Anyone can nominate a project. The judges are all people with a range of local knowledge who visit…

Details

HTVF Survey: Developing the Visitor Economy

Historic Towns and Villages Forum [Alliance member] has launched a survey about the quality of our experiences in towns and city centres and is seeking responses concerning the challenges of developing the visitor economy. From their seminars on ‘Supporting Historic High Streets’, they have found that the quality of our ‘experiences’ in town and city centres is…

Details

Heritage Volunteering Survey

The Heritage Volunteering Group has created a survey to explore the scale, nature and impact of heritage volunteering. They have said that over the past ten years there has been little research done into ths area, which has limited our understanding of the impact volunteers have within the heritage sector. The survey covers topics from…

Details

Tailored Review of Historic England

The Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) is conducting a tailored review of Historic England. Tailored reviews are central to the Government’s Public Body Reform Programme. Their purpose is to challenge and seek assurance of the continuing need, efficiency and good governance of public bodies. Every public body is required to undergo a Tailored Review…

Details

Statements of Heritage Significance: Historic England advice note

Historic England have produced an advice note on ways to satisfy the requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework for applicants for heritage-related consents to provide information on heritage significance to help local planning authorities in making decisions on the impact of proposals for change to heritage assets. This is most easily provided in a…

Details

Mineral Extraction and Archaeology

Historic England have produced a publication that provides advice for managing archaeology as part of mineral development in the English planning process. This document will update and replace the version produced in 2008 by the Minerals and Historic Environment Forum (MHEF), Minerals Extraction and Archaeology: A Practice Guide. This consultation will be open until 12 April 2019 and all…

Details