Please note our event scheduled for the 29th of April has been cancelled.

We are actively reviewing our 2020 events programme in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic
and the current restrictions. 

We are also investigating other means of continuing to support the UK’s World Heritage community which don’t require people to physically come together in groups.

We will provide further updates as the situation evolves. In the meantime, do subscribe to our newsletter to ensure you get the most up-to-date information straight to your inbox.

World Heritage UK generally hosts at least three events a year, one of each of the following:

Annual Conference and AGM: This is for the wider membership – voting and associate – and the broader World Heritage community; i.e. anyone with an interest.   We intend this to be a high profile event with the government, national agency and UNESCO involvement, and in doing so will try to address our Strategic Aims of advocacy and promotion, as well as networking.  Each conference will be themed, and speakers will be invited or called for following that theme.  This will normally be a multi-day event set in a World Heritage Site setting.  Anybody is invited to this meeting.

Technical workshops: are for primarily for Site Coordinators and other practitioners.  They are for Networking, CPD, skills share and thematic discussions, and will involve guest speakers. They will also provide opportunities for national agencies to update and consult with Site practitioners, and support or deliver training and information that is part of their obligations in meeting the WH Convention. These one-day meetings will be in accessible city venues around the UK (whether or not they are World Heritage Sites), but will not involve tours or Site visits as standard.  Any members are welcome to attend these meetings, and all Site coordinators are invited, whether or not they are a member.

Networking meeting and Members General Meeting: This will be the second occasion for member representatives to get together each year, hold a required members general meeting, and visit in more detail an aspect of a World Heritage Site and its management.   These meetings will tend to be 24 hrs over two days and will have specific learning outcomes to help colleagues meet CPD needs. Any members (voting or associate) are welcome to attend these meetings.

2020 Spring Meeting ‘Restoration of World Heritage – Repairs and how to fund them’ to be held at the splendid Blenheim Palace near Oxford on 29th April 2020.  EVENT CANCELLED

The 2020 summer workshop will be held in the recently inscribed English Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd July 2020. The venue here will be the Ambleside Campus of the University of Cumbria, where we will be using the Percival Lecture Theatre to consider ‘Marketing World Heritage’. EVENT UNDER REVIEW 

Preparations are already underway for World Heritage UK’s Annual Conference and AGM which this year will take place in Scotland with the all-too-important theme of ‘World Heritage and Climate Change’. Provisional dates to pencil in you diary at this stage are Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th September 2020. EVENT UNDER REVIEW 


Summary timetable

Meeting type When Location
Networking meeting and Members General Jan – Mar Accessible venue
Networking meeting Summer WH Site venue
Annual Conference and AGM October WH Site venue

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