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OPERATION NIGHTINGALE Symposium
Sat 16 April 2016, 09:30 – 16:30 BST
Operation Nightingale Symposium A Unique Approach to Archaeology and Well-Being
MARNE AND BEYOND: ACHIEVEMENT AND LEGACY
A One-day Symposium at the Business School York St John University
Saturday 16 April 2016
This symposium will explore the potential of Operation Nightingale through the experience at Marne, its achievements and its legacy.
The Operation Nightingale Project is conducted in order to develop and enhance the composite physical and social capabilities of Tri-Service injured military personnel through the delivery of a diverse outreach programme utilizing heritage and archaeology practice.
The schedule currently includes notable keynote speakers:
§ Professor Carenza Lewis - Archaeologist, Lecturer and Television Presenter, (Channel Four’s Time Team),
§ Alan Finnegan (University of Chester),
§ Philip Abramson (Defence Infrastructure Organisation),
§ Major Del Tickner (5th Regt. Royal Artillery),
§ Sgt Diarmaid Walshe (Royal Army Medical Corps),
§ and Dr Steve Sherlock (Archaeological Clerk of Works - A1 Road Widening Scheme).
The symposium is a free event presented in collaboration with the Defence Archaeology Group (DAG) and Heritage and Arts Visitor Research Collaborative (HAVRC) based in York St John Business School. Founded by Professor Steve Watson in 2014, HAVRC seeks to advance scholarship in heritage as a social and cultural practice and to make an impact in the wider community by making and sharing knowledge that is of practical value. This event will also be an opportunity to celebrate the work and legacy of the late Professor Steve Watson who was heavily involved in this project and event.