Please join us on the 2 October for an evening of lively debate followed by drinks and a buffet reception in the Waldorf’s beautiful Palm Court -generously sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance.
Book before tomorrow [Friday the 22nd of September] to receive the reduced early booking rates of £8 for members, £12 for students and £16 for non members. Tickets will then increase to £10 for members, £12 for students and £20 for non members.
Chair: Dr Ben Cowell, Deputy Chair of the Heritage Alliance and Director General of the Historic Houses Association
- Professor Helen Chatterjee, Professor of Biology at UCL Biosciences and Head of Research and Teaching, UCL Culture.
- Daniel Fujiwara, Director, Simetrica Consulting
- Ian Lush, Chief Executive, Imperial Health Charity
- Richard Osgood, Senior Archaeologist, Defence Infrastructure Organisation.
- Emma Hanson, Head of Strategic Commissioning Adult Community Support, Kent County Council
We like to think heritage is good for people’s wellbeing and health, and evidence is starting to be available to back this up. Heritage participation can improve mental and physical 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 better 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.