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The Changing Nature of World Heritage Designed Landscapes

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Free – £5.00

World Heritage UK welcomes you to a guest lecture on ‘The Changing Nature of World Heritage Designed Landscapes’, by Dr David Jacques, with a Q&A session chaired by World Heritage UK Trustee, Stephen Ratcliffe, Director of Sustainable Development at the Lake District National Park Authority.

Dr David Jacques was Inspector of Historic Parks and Gardens at English Heritage and at other times ran MA courses at the University of York and the Architectural Association on landscape conservation. As a consultant he was involved in the restorations of the Privy Garden at Hampton Court and the Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle. His most recent books are Gardens of Court and Country: English Design 1630-1730 (2017) and Landscape Appraisal: Theories since the Cultural Turn (2019). He served on the ICOMOS-UK Historic Gardens Committee since 1984, being chairman 1993-8, and was a member of the International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes 1991-2000 and again from 2014. He was an organiser for the Capability Brown conference at Bath in 2016, and has assisted Wirral Council pro bono in the preparation of its draft nomination document for Birkenhead Park. He has carried out several Expert Missions for the ICOMOS World Heritage Centre, and was on the World Heritage Panel 2020-1.

Stephen Ratcliffe is Director of Sustainable Development for the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA); and was instrumental in the establishment of the Lake District National Park Partnership (LDNPP).  He chairs the English Lake District World Heritage Site Steering Group and has overseen the development of the Partnership Plan (the statutory Management Plan for the LDNP and English Lake District WHS); a first for any National Park in the UK.  He considers his acceptance of the WHS inscription for the English Lake District at the 41st World Heritage Committee, Krakow, to be one of his most humbling and proudest moments in his career.  Steve is also a trustee of World Heritage UK. When away from work Steve enjoys relaxing with his family at his home in Witherslack, within the southern part of the National Park, and getting involved with his local rural parish community.
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May 12
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free – £5.00
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