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Heritage Debate: Is heritage good for your health?

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The Adelphi Suite, The Waldorf Hilton

Aldwych

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WC2B 4DD

United Kingdom

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Heritage Debate 2nd October 2017: Is heritage good for your health?

Registration from 6.00pm

Debate + Q&A 6.30 – 8pm

Reception 8pm – 9.30pm

Please join us for an evening of lively debate followed by drinks and a buffet reception in the Waldorf's beautiful Palm Court.

Book before the 22nd of September to receive the reduced early booking rate above.

Panel:

  • Professor Helen Chatterjee, Professor of Biology at UCL Biosciences and Head of Research and Teaching, UCL Culture.
  • Daniel Fujiwara, Director, Simetrica Consulting
  • Ian Lush, Chief Executive, Imperial Health Charity
  • Richard Osgood, Senior Archaeologist, Defence Infrastructure Organisation.
  • Emma Hanson, Head of Strategic Commissioning Adult Community Support, Kent County Council

We like to think heritage is good for people’s wellbeing and health, and evidence is starting to be available to back this up including the latest Heritage & Society report from Heritage Counts. Heritage participation can improve mental & physical health, and the historic environment can provide an attractive backdrop to physical activity (as shown by the increase in Parkrun-type events). This debate will not so much challenge these statements, as ask how the heritage sector can better build bridges with the world of public health. What claims can realistically be made for the health benefits of heritage, and where does heritage best intersect with the public health needs of the nation?

Debaters will present some of the theory and evidence associated with health and wellbeing and the historic environment, and will hear about initiatives and research being conducted across the sector as well as from wider, related sectors for whom health and wellbeing is a growth agenda, alongside a couple of case studies.

We will touch on how well (or poorly) the sector performs in this space and how heritage stacks up against other sectors, notably museums and the natural environment, including the similarities in benefits, and performance in delivering outcomes.

Participants will hopefully leave with a sense of what we know and what we don’t know about the sector’s claims of contribution to a positive health agenda, how a more progressive approach to health and wellbeing could strengthen the sector’s public engagement and provide access to new audiences, and how we might develop better sectoral and organisational responses to evidence gathering and advocacy based on this growing area of societal and political focus.

This event is generously sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance Group - but to cover all of our costs, we are charging a registration fee for the first time.

This fee has been reduced for early booking and will increase after the 22nd of September to £10 for members, £12 for students and £20 for non members.

This event is generously sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance Group

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The Adelphi Suite, The Waldorf Hilton

Aldwych

London

WC2B 4DD

United Kingdom

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