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UCL ISH produces video from landmark Burghley Park Workshop 2017

20 July 2017

UCL ISH has produced a video of a landmark workshop hosted at Burghley Park, the site of the world-renowned Burghley Horse Trials.

Burghley video

On May 17, 2017, UCL ISH visited Burghley Park to lead a workshop which is part of a wider ISH project focussing on the links between heritage and sport.

The workshop explored the relationship between the performance of equine athletes and the condition of the ground – of particular importance to heritage sites rich in archaeology that host equestrian sporting events, like Burghley Park.

In this video, leading experts in equine biomechanics, geophysics, heritage, landscape architecture and archaeology talk about the importance of the cross-disciplinary work being led by UCL ISH.

These experts include:

  • May Cassar, Director for the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage
  • Elizabeth Inman, Director of the Burghley Horse Trials
  • Russell Guire, founder of Centaur Biomechanics
  • Neil Linford, Senior Geophysicist at Historic England
  • Emma Robinson, Director of Policy and Campaigns at the Historic Houses Association

Please visit the  UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage Blog to find out more.

For more detail on UCL ISH’s work on sport and heritage, please visit the project’s research page.