UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


ISH guest lecture series programme for 2021/22

1 February 2022

UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage is pleased to announce the programme for our upcoming virtual guest lecture series.

Photo shows a temple ruin in Athens, Greece.

The guest lecture series, offered by the ISH Academy, will commence with a lecture from Eirini Gallou, Senior Social Analyst at Historic England, and UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage alumna, discussing Heritage for society: critical questions for research and practice.

On the last Thursday of every month, we will be hosting guest speakers from across the heritage sector and beyond to speak on a range of topics covering all aspects of heritage management, heritage science and heritage policy and practice.

Guest lecture programme

Thursday 28 October 2021
Heritage for society: critical questions for research and practice
Eirini Gallou, Senior Social Analyst at Historic England, and UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage alumna

Thursday 25 November 2021
The spatial morphology of community heritage in local centres - a space syntax perspective
Sam Griffiths, Associate Professor in Spatial Cultures in the Space Syntax Laboratory at The Bartlett School of Architecture

Thursday 12 December 2021
A future for the past – the subtle wonders of refurbishing heritage buildings
Konrad Xuereb, KonceptX architects, UK and Malta

Thursday 24 February 2022
Pride of Place: Recognising Queer Heritage in Buildings and Places
Alison Oram, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London and Professor Emerita at Leeds Beckett University

Thursday 28 April 2022
Looking on the Dark Side: Decay, Preservation and the Making of Knowledge
Dr Mary Brooks, Associate Professor at Durham University

Thursday 26 May 2022
Saving Streamline Moderne: lessons in conservation practice and sustainability
John Fidler, John Fidler Preservation Technology Inc., USA

Thursday 30 June 2022
Pasang Dolma Sherpa, Center for Indigenous Peoples' Research, Nepal

The series is part of ISH Academy, which aims to connect our alumni, students, partners and industry to each other and to us, creating opportunities that will enhance heritage activities.

Every lecture will be free and open to all and will be taking place via Zoom. 

We particularly encourage our staff, students, alumni, external partners and friends of the Institute, as well as colleagues from across BSEER, The Bartlett Faculty and UCL, to join us online for this programme of promising talks. 

Full details of speakers and topics will be released throughout the year.