An Introduction to the Industrial World Heritage Sites of England and Wales

Ref: C3847023

The course will introduce the concept of World Heritage Sites, the problems and advantages around this status, and give a brief overview of the 30 British sites of which 10 are industrial. The course will then go on to review key industrial WHS sites in England and Wales including Ironbridge, the Derwent Valley textile mills, the Lake District and the recently inscribed Welsh slate landscapes.

Course aim

This course will look at the concept of UNESCO World Heritage status and the industrial World Heritage Sites in England and Wales.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • State what the initials WHS and OUV stand for.
  • Describe two positives and two negatives for WHS status.
  • List four English and/or Welsh WHS sites.
  • Outline three types of historical data included within a WHS.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

The tutor will provide key course resources although students may like to browse the UNESCO World Heritage Site webpages here: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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An Introduction to the Industrial World Heritage Sites of England and Wales

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This course is only available as part of this programme.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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