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World Heritage UK’s 2024 webinar # 4 – Cornish Mining

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0

£5.00 – £25.00

Number 4 in a series of 7 webinar talks, on the UK’s World Heritage Industrial Heritage SitesThursday 4th April 2024.

World Heritage Site: The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site

The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site (‘Cornish Mining’) is a series of ten areas comprising the distinctive patterns of buildings, monuments and sites which together form the coherent series of distinctive cultural landscapes created by the industrialisation of hard-rock mining in the period 1700 to 1914.

Speaker: Ainsley Cocks from Cornwall County Council

Ainsley is the Research and Information Officer with the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site team, hosted by Cornwall Council. Born and raised in Cornwall, Ainsley has a background in industrial archaeology and mining heritage and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Heritage Management (University of Exeter/Camborne School of Mines).

He commenced work on the Nomination for World Heritage status in 2001 and since inscription in 2006, has managed research and information gathering to inform UNESCO Periodic Reporting requirements, education and conservation projects, and the various enquiries made by partner local authorities, heritage and other agencies, and the public.

7 to 8pm, on Zoom. Zoom details usually sent out latest the day before the webinar.

Each webinar is recorded and uploaded to WHUK’s private YouTube channel. All ticket holders will be sent a link to the video, to revisit or catch up if the live talk was missed.

More details on this webinar to follow.

  • Thu 11th January – The Slate Landscape of NW Wales with David Gwyn (YouTube recording).
  • Thu 8th February – Forth Bridge with Mark Watson, Historic Environment Scotland and Karen Stewart, Fife Council (YouTube recording).
  • Thu 7th March – Derwent Valley Mills WHS with Adrian Farmer from Derbyshire County Council (YouTube recording).
  • Thu 2nd May – Ironbridge Gorge with WHS Chair Marion Blockley
  • Thu 6th June – Saltaire with Sheena Campbell, Saltaire World Heritage Officer and Maggie Smith, Saltaire Collection
  • Thu 4th July – Reflecting on the UK’s Industrial World Heritage Sites with Ironbridge’s Brandi Hall-Crossgrove and Prof. Ian Wray from the Heseltine Institute, Liverpool University

Individual webinars cost £5 or buy all seven for £25.

Ticket sales for single tickets closes 3pm the day before the webinar.

Images Ainsley Cocks and Barry Gamble


April 4
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
£5.00 – £25.00
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