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World Heritage UK’s 2024 webinar # 5 – Ironbridge Gorge

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0

£5.00 – £25.00

Number 5 in a series of 7 webinar talks, on the UK’s World Heritage Industrial Heritage SitesThursday 2nd May 2024.

World Heritage Site: Ironbridge Gorge

The Ironbridge Gorge has global significance for its contribution to the advancement of the Industrial Revolution which had its roots in Britain during the 18th Century and lead to some of the most far-reaching changes in human history. The landscape contains extensive evidence and remains of that period when the area was the focus of international attention from artists, engineers and writers. Today the narrative is changing to encompass the impact of one of the ‘birthplaces of global warming’ as the Gorge experiences the challenges of climate change.

Speaker: Marion Blockley, WHS Chair

Marion is an archaeologist and heritage consultant, and has lived and worked in the Gorge for 33 years. She was Director of the Ironbridge Institute and Senior Lecturer in Heritage Management, University of Birmingham. She carried out consultancy on World Heritage Sites across the UK as well as in Myanmar and Jordan and taught Heritage Management to young professionals in Cusco and Madrid.

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 4th April – Cornish Mining with Ainsley Cocks from Cornwall County Council (YouTube recording).
  • 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.


May 2
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
£5.00 – £25.00
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General Admission
Single ticket for Industrial World Heritage Site webinar by Ironbridge Gorge.
£ 5.00
Series Admission
Series ticket for all 7 Industrial World Heritage Site webinars, live and recorded.
£ 25.00