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ANTONINE WALL COMMUNITY CONFERENCE 2017

The Friends of Kinneil

Sunday, 17 September 2017 from 10:00 to 13:00 (BST)

ANTONINE WALL COMMUNITY CONFERENCE 2017

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Community representatives join Roman experts for a conference about the Antonine Wall - and the wider Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site. At the Hippodrome Cinema, Hope Street, Bo’ness, EH51 0AA. Doors open at 10 a.m. The conference begins at 10.30 a.m. on Sunday, September 17, 2017 and ends at 1 p.m. sharp. The café pod will be open to sell food and drinks. The conference is free to attend, but tickets must be booked in advance. Organised by The Friends of Kinneil in association with Falkirk Council and Falkirk Community Trust.

Speakers will include:

Adrian Mahoney, Vice-Chair of The Friends of Kinneil

Adrian, a trained journalist, is the former portfolio holder for culture and tourism at Falkirk Council. He was a founding member of The Friends of Kinneil and works with Maria Ford, the Friends’ chair, to co-ordinate Big Roman Week.

Dr Rebecca Jones, Head of Archaeology and World Heritage at Historic Environment Scotland.

Rebecca is a graduate of the Universities of Newcastle and Glasgow, and undertook Doctoral research on Roman Scotland. She was part of the team that successfully nominated the Antonine Wall as a World Heritage Site and now has oversight of Scottish World Heritage Sites within Historic Environment Scotland. 

Dr Frances McIntosh, Curator of Roman Collections at English Heritage

Frances has worked for English Heritage for five years, looking after the collections on Hadrian’s Wall. She has recently completed her PhD based on the Clayton Collection, on display at Chesters in Northumberland. She will be talking about English Heritage's work on Hadrian's Wall, including this year's Hadrian's Cavalry exhibitions.

Emma McMullen, Antonine Wall HLF Project Officer, West Dunbartonshire Council

Emma is responsible for pulling together a stage two bid for potential Heritage Lottery Fund/National Lottery funding to develop projects across the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site, including Falkirk District.

Chris O'Connell, Heritage Manager at Scottish Canals

Scottish Canals manage the Forth and Clyde Canal – which runs close to the Antonine Wall. A number of key canal sites – such as the Falkirk Wheel and Auchinstarry Marina at Kilsyth – provide gateways to the Antonine Wall.

Duncan Wise, Visitor Development and Marketing Manager at Northumberland National Park

Substantial sections of Hadrian’s Wall – including key sites – run through Northumberland National Park. The Park recently opened a new visitor centre, The Sill, close to the Wall. Duncan will be speaking about developments across the National Park.

Jim Walker, Archaeologist

Jim was involved in the discovery of the Roman fortlet at Kinneil, Bo’ness. He will be talking about the work to reveal the fortlet at the conference.

The talks will be interspersed with short films about Roman Britain. The programme and conference speakers are subject to late change. See updates at www.facebook.com/kinneil 


CONFERENCE FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Children are welcome to attend, but must be accompanied by an adult.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free parking on-street within Bo'ness or nearby at Seaview Place.

What can I bring into the event?

Bring a friend, but sadly don't bring things to eat in the cinema. A cafe bar will be open selling food and drinks, at very reasonable prices. 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email: info@kinneil.org.uk or call 01506 823714. We'll be happy to help.

Anything else?

Yes, a reception will be held for delegates after the event, as well as a walk to a Roman site at Carriden, Bo'ness, in the afternoon. See listings at www.bigromanweek.org.uk

 

Do you have questions about ANTONINE WALL COMMUNITY CONFERENCE 2017? Contact The Friends of Kinneil

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The Hippodrome
10 Hope Street
EH51 0AA Bo'ness
United Kingdom

Sunday, 17 September 2017 from 10:00 to 13:00 (BST)


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The Friends of Kinneil

The Friends of Kinneil charity has been set up to help promote and develop Kinneil Estate and Foreshore in Bo’ness. Anyone interested can join this Scottish charity. There’s a small charge to cover our administrative costs. In return we’ll invite you to events and help you get involved in work to improve these important parklands. Visit www.kinneil.org.uk/friends for details 

The Friends of Kinneil is registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. Read our entry on OSCR’s website.  Charity Registration Number: SC038368

 

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