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The Future of Heritage – a public debate

Posted on behalf of Torch. Blogged by Corina Lacurezeanu on May 18, 2017.
  • When: Thursday 1 June, 17:30
  • Where: St John’s College – Garden Quad Auditorium
  • Booking required: Please RSVP to

Following a successful series exploring everything from art collections and land management to fundraising and marketing, the Moving, Teaching, Inspiring lectures, running in collaboration with the National Trust, will conclude on the 1st June with a public debate on ‘The Future of Heritage’.

Join a panel of experts as they discuss the opportunities and threats facing heritage today, and debate their own visions of a sector fit for the 21st Century and beyond. Full details are on Torch’s website.


  • Dame Helen Ghosh – Director General, National Trust
  • Carole Souter – Master, St Cross College, University of Oxford (formerly Chief Executive of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund)
  • Sandy Nairne – National Trust Trustee & Former director of the National Portrait Gallery
  • Professor Peter Mandler – Professor of Modern Cultural History, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Dan Hicks – Associate Professor and Curator in Archaeology, University of Oxford
  • John Orna-Ornstein – Director of Museums, Arts Council England (Chair)