The Future of Heritage

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Public Debate

Join our panel of experts as they discuss the opportunities and threats facing heritage today, and debate their own visions of a sector fit for the 21st century and beyond.


Dame Helen Ghosh – Director General, National Trust

Carole Souter – Master, St Cross College, University of Oxford (formerly Chief Executive of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund)

Sandy Nairne – National Trust Trustee & Former director of the National Portrait Gallery

Professor Peter Mandler – Professor of Modern Cultural History, University of Cambridge

Dr. Dan Hicks - Associate Professor and Curator in Archaeology, Univresity of Oxford

John Orna-Ornstein – Director of Museums, Arts Council England (Chair)

MOVING, TEACHING, INSPIRING: The National Trust & University of Oxford in the 21st Century

A Lecture Series

Over the past three years the Humanities Division at Oxford has developed an exciting relationship with the National Trust, culminating in the Trusted Source Knowledge Transfer Partnership.

Celebrating our collaboration, this interdisciplinary lecture series will explore and interrogate the many challenges and opportunities facing the higher education and heritage sectors in the 21st century, and highlight the many points of connection between our two institutions from a number of perspectives; from caring for collections and landscapes, to gaining support through brand and marketing.

This event is FREE and open to all, but reservation is required – please email Alice Purkiss to reserve.