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Heritage & Identity: What makes you who you are?

5 November 2014

Newcastle, United Kingdom  | Newcastle University, Armstrong Building, King’s Hall


This Debate explores the highly topical issue of heritage and identitywhat makes you who you are – with the help of key speakers Graham Bell Europa Nostra UK Council member and Director of the North of England Civic Trust, Izzy Mohammed from the Library of Birmingham and, from the academic side, Dr Rhiannon Mason, senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle’s International Centre for Cultural Studies.

Now the Scottish referendum is over. This debate will review how heritage contributes to and is used to create identity from a range of different perspectives, European, national and regional, community and individual. The panel will be led by our outstanding Chairman, Dr Loyd Grossman, before the discussion is opened up to the floor.



Loyd Grossman OBE FSA, Chairman, The Heritage Alliance


Graham Bell, Secretary, Europa Nostra UK and Director North of England Civic Trust
Izzy Mohammed, Audience Engagement Coordinator, Library of Birmingham
Rhiannon Mason, Senior Lecturer in Museum, Gallery, and Heritage Studies, ICCHS


This is The Heritage Alliance’s fifth Heritage Debate sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance, and held in partnership with the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies , Newcastle University.


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