UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


Ecclesiastical Insurance funds student scholarships at ISH

6 March 2019


The UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage has received a donation of £60,000 from Ecclesiastical Insurance for student scholarships for the Master of Science programme in Sustainable Heritage.

One student per year will benefit from the UCL Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary over the next three years.

Professor May Cassar, Director of the UCL Institute of Sustainable Heritage, said: “I am delighted that Ecclesiastical Insurance has chosen to donate to the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage, the Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary. We have had a relationship with Ecclesiastical since 2004 and many students have benefited from the bursary with a world class education in sustainable heritage. We are very grateful for their generosity and commitment to the next generation of heritage professionals”.

The Sustainable Heritage programme focuses on management and sustainability of cultural heritage worldwide. It includes the cross-disciplinary study of current conservation policies, projects, methodologies and practice in the context of historic buildings, collections, site and landscapes.

Paul Bloxham, Niche Director of Heritage, said: “Preserving and protecting our heritage for future generations is a core purpose of Ecclesiastical Insurance, and we are both honoured and pleased with our sponsorship of this programme and  our long association with UCL'. 

Applications are now open for the Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary. High-calibre candidates are invited to apply.  The bursary will cover course fees and subsistence depending on the status of the applicant. The MSc in Sustainable Heritage offered by the UCL Institute of Sustainable Heritage uses an MBA-style block teaching model, allowing time and space for reflection and study. Teaching takes place in business-like small groups, and students are encouraged to show initiative in their studies.


For further information contact:

BSEER Student enquires email 


To apply for the Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary for MSc in Sustainable Heritage please find more information here: 


About the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage delivers sustainable solutions to real world problems concerning cultural heritage, working with external partners on ground-breaking, cross-disciplinary research and innovative teaching for future heritage leaders. We are part of The Bartlett: UCL’s global faculty of the built environment.



About Ecclesiastical

Ecclesiastical is owned by a registered charity, Allchurches Trust. Ecclesiastical is a unique financial services organisation with its main operations and headquarters in the UK, Ecclesiastical also operates in Australia, Canada and Ireland. Ecclesiastical is a specialist insurer of charities, the education and faith sectors, heritage buildings and fine art. Ecclesiastical was founded in 1887 to provide insurance for the Anglican Church, the company now offers a wide range of commercial insurances, as well as home insurance, selling through brokers and directly. Ecclesiastical also offers a range of ethically screened investment funds through its award-winning investment management business, Ecclesiastical Investment Management. Ecclesiastical is one of UK’s Top Company Donors to Charity according to the 2013/2014 UK Guide to Company Giving. Ecclesiastical’s Group vision, launched in January 2014, states that the Group intends to give £50m to charity between 2014-2016. To date the company has donated or committed to donate a total of £23.5m towards the £50m goal.