The RSA presents Heritage Question Time in Manchester

The RSA presents Heritage Question Time in Manchester

This event takes place on: Nov 12 at 18.00 - 19.30 in Stage One

RSA_core_logo_RGB_nostrapliThe RSA presents:
Heritage Question Time in Oldham and Greater Manchester
RSA Public Services and Communities

Thursday, 12 November 2015 from 18:00 to 19:30 (GMT)
The Sharp Project, Thorp Road
Manchester, United Kingdom

In November 2015, the RSA and HLF will co-host a series of Heritage Question Time events, including one in Oldham and Greater Manchester. These will be panel debates, with questions directly from a public audience. The recently launched Heritage Index – alongside the themes, ideas and issues emerging from our workshops and interviews, should provide a stimulating challenge.

Building on a working definition of heritage as ‘Anything inherited from the past that helps us, collectively or individually, to understand the present, and create a (better) future’, the panel events will consider new and meaningful ways of connecting people to local heritage, and the role of heritage in building distinct, meaningful and sustainable futures.

What is the role for heritage and local identity in devolution, the opportunity for Greater Manchester and the development of the Northern Powerhouse? How does the region’s rich heritage in industry, scientific discovery and innovation provide a distinct national and global image and reputation (ahead of Manchester’s tenure as European Science City 2016)? Going forward, will local identities – in Oldham and other towns and neighbourhoods across GM – thrive, survive or subside?

Join us to discuss these questions with local political leaders, community groups, RSA Fellows and researchers, and your fellow local citizens.

• Matthew Taylor (Chair) Chief Executive, The RSA
• Sir Richard Leese, Leader, Manchester City Council
• Sally MacDonald, Director, MoSi
• Claire Turner, Chief Executive, Manchester Histories
• Bill Lovat, Regional Director, Regenda Housing Group
• Sara Hilton, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund, North West

The event is free, but you must register to attend.

You can also follow us on Twitter using #heritageQT

The Sharp Project
Thorp Road
M40 5BJ
United Kingdom