Durham’s 30th Anniversary conference opens for booking

To mark its 30th year as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durham Castle and Cathedral is set to host a two-day conference in the medieval university town from 4 to 5 November 2016.

Four themes will be explored in depth during the conference:

  • Pilgrimage – past present and future. Moving from the Durham World Heritage Site, through the wider tradition of pilgrimage across England, to the World Heritage Pilgrimage sites of South Asia
  • Art and Artefacts – the hidden collections of Durham’s World Heritage Site and their connections across the region
  • Music -Durham’s influential place in musical world heritage, with speakers exploring the world-famous musical traditions and creations which have emerged from Durham from the Middle Ages to the present day
  • The Built Environment – connecting the tangible to the intangible. Unlocking the stories hidden in the stones of Durham World Heritage Site and exploring new ways to make this heritage accessible

Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova will provide the keynote address on the first day of the conference and will be giving a public lecture on the evening of 4 November.

More details and a booking form can be found here