February 6, 2023 Published by Alex McCoskrie

How can World Heritage be more representative, accessible, and sustainable? Join The Permanent Delegation of the UK to UNESCO panel conversation looking at nine current UK stories, on Wednesday 8th February 2023, 10.30am to 5.30pm CET, online.

Using case studies from across the UK’s World Heritage Sites, panellists will consider how current activities and projects in the UK can support Director-General Audrey Azoulay’s action plan to make World Heritage more representative, accessible, and sustainable.


11:00: Keynote speech by the Rt Hon Lord Parkinson, UK Minister for Culture.

11:30- 12:45: Representative

Gracehill: Comparative analysis for Moravian Church settlements, with Barry Gamble, World Heritage Consultant

St Helena: Tentative List process and Arches instance, with Helena Bennett, Director, St Helena National Trust

Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales: Participatory processes, links with community and language, with Roland Evans, Assistant Head of Economy and Community, Gwynedd Council

14:00-15:15: Accessible

Jodrell Bank Observatory: The Blue Dot Festival, with Teresa Anderson, Director, Jodrell Bank Centre of Engagement

Blaenavon Industrial Landscape: World Heritage Youth Ambassadors, with Ashleigh Taylor, Director of Programs, World Heritage Youth Ambassadors

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Hadrian’s Wall Wallcap project, with Rob Collins, Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University

15:15-17:00: Sustainable

Stonehenge: Chalkland restoration, with Nick Simms, Senior Project Manager, National Trust

– From Orkney to Africa: Climate Vulnerability Indices, speaker TBC

– Urban development pressures in World Heritage Sites, with Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive, Historic England

Free. Book your ticket here.