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Ingrid Samuel is Historic Environment Director for the National Trust. She has a doctorate in history from the University of Cambridge. She has held numerous previous roles include Head of Heritage and Architecture at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The National Trust is UK-based a conservation charity. Founded in 1895 and given statutory powers in 1907, it’s motto, ‘For ever, for everyone’ articulates its aim to conserve places of historic interest or natural beauty permanently for the benefit of the nation across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. With over 4 million members, it is the largest membership organisation in the UK, and employs almost six thousand staff and 60,000 volunteers.