UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


UCL ISH Alumni becomes Estates Director at English Heritage

27 July 2017

Former Sustainable Heritage MSc student (2004-06) and course guest lecturer Rob Woodside has been appointed as Estates Director at English Heritage.

Rob Woodside

Rob Woodside came to UCL ISH having spent 11 years working as an archaeologist in the National Trust. He then moved onto work in commercial consultancy with Atkins Heritage during which time he specialised in World Heritage Site management and spent time on secondment as Cultural Heritage Strategy Lead for the South Downs National Park Authority. He returned to the National Trust in 2012 as Assistant Director of Conservation, where he leads a multi-disciplinary team of in-house consultants delivering major capital projects, including the £20m conservation project at Knole, the £5m re-roofing of the Vyne and the post-fire restoration of Clandon Park. He is a guest lecturer on the ISH MSc course and a specialist assessor to the British Council Cultural Protection Fund.  

Speaking about the MSc Rob said:

The MSc gave me a fantastic boost in my career and I know many others have benefited as well. I knew I wanted to diversify and broaden my interest in other areas of heritage, and found the MSc incredibly stretching. It also gave me the opportunity to work with students from around the world, so it gave me insight into how others approach heritage conservation. I’m excited to be able to lead for conservation in English Heritage and hope to be able to further my links with the UCL ISH’.