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John Pearce Memorial Lecture

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New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark Road

Lanark

ML11 9DB

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New Lanark Trust will be hosting a special anniversary conference marking three important milestones in the World Heritage Site’s history.

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*** Regrettably, due to a number of circumstances out with our control, we have had to take the decision to postpone the New Lanark 2021: A Living Legacy conference.

As an organisation we are devastated that we have had to make this decision and understand that you will be hugely disappointed too. However this is not a cancellation, merely a postponement, and we are pleased to announce that the conference will now take place from Tuesday 1st – Thursday 3rd March 2022, following the existing programme. We hope that you will still be able to participate as planned, either in person or virtually.

The John Pearce Memorial Lecture will still be running online on Tuesday 12th October 2021 at 19:30 - 21:00. Booking for these tickets can be done through this Eventbrite page. ***

New Lanark Trust will be hosting a special anniversary conference marking three important milestones in the World Heritage Site’s history.

These milestones are:

• The 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Owen, the site’s most famous advocate;

• The 20th anniversary of UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription,

• The completion of the restoration of the former millworkers’ housing in the village.

Join us virtually or in-person from 12th-14th October 2021 to celebrate New Lanark's remarkable journey, from Robert Owen to World Heritage and beyond: legacies of social reform and heritage-led regeneration. We are working in line with Scottish, and UK government guidelines on COVID-19, and will regularly review these options. The conference will provide opportunities for research academics, heritage professionals, students and subject enthusiasts to interact, share research, and debate.

New Lanark was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 2001 as a result of its Outstanding Universal Value: an exceptional example of a purpose-built 18th century mill village which became famous due to the enlightened management and social reforms of Robert Owen. Following the closure of the Mills in 1968, the site has undergone nearly five decades of ongoing restoration and conservation. The most recent restoration phase of this work- the Townscape Heritage and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme programme- is due to end in 2021, bringing the physical restoration of the site full circle.

New Lanark Trust is the Registered Scottish Charity responsible for the management of New Lanark World Heritage Site. The Trusts values are authentic, responsible, industrious and ambitious. We:

• Conserve New Lanark’s heritage, site and environs

• Contribute socially and economically to the area

• Evolve to stay relevant to our people and the world

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New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark Road

Lanark

ML11 9DB

United Kingdom

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