Save the date! World Heritage UK 2018 conference, 8/9 October,Tower of London

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World Heritage UK 2018 conference, ‘Setting the Scene for World Heritage’

UNESCO World Heritage Sites are the historic wonders of the world and the jewels in the crown of any nation. The United Kingdom is blessed with 31 of them and each year, World Heritage UK celebrates these gems with a conference. The theme for this year’s event will be ‘Setting the Scene for World Heritage’, to take place at the Tower of London UNESCO World Heritage Site on the 8th and 9th October 2018.

Many of our World Heritage Sites are facing management issues, not only from within their boundaries, but from external pressures beyond, which can be hard to control. Here, delegates will look at the setting in which a World Heritage Site exists, issues with buffer zones and examining how best to deal with Outstanding Universal Value in the margins.

The conference will be delivered in association with Historic Royal Palaces and we expect to continue the success of previous years with an exciting programme of speakers and side events – perhaps a boat trip on the River Thames or a behind-the-scenes tour at the Tower of London. More detail and registration arrangements to follow – this just to get the 8th and 9th October dates in your diary.