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I am a Research Associate on the Diversity theme of the Heritage Futures project at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. I have a background in heritage consultancy with Atkins, and am the author of Assessment of Heritage at Risk from Environmental Threat, a major Historic England policy project, and Images of Change: an archaeology of England’s contemporary landscape, also for Historic England (English Heritage). My consultancy work on the recent past has also included extensive strategy work for the heritage of the nuclear industry in Britain. My DPhil, An Archaeology of Thatcherism, is on transitional commercial landscapes post-deindustrialisation in England. I am the current Chair of the Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory (CHAT) standing committee. I am also a steering committee member of Historic England’s Pride of Place project on LGBTQ heritage; and am reviews editor for the Journal of Contemporary Archaeology.



Afterlives Salon


This salon to accompany the current Octagon exhibition Cabinets of Consequence will explore how heritage and other related forms of conservation practices (including nuclear waste management) make futures.  How do we use material culture to stitch futures from pasts? What do we conserve? What do we get rid of? What do we allow to change? This Salon will be staged as a series of conversations across various themes currently being explored within the Heritage Futures research programme,Event held at Haldane Room, Wilkins Building , Gower Street WC1

Rodney Harrison
Cornelius Holtorf
Caitlin DeSilvey
Sefryn Penrose
Sarah May
Jennie Morgan
Nadia Bartolini
Antony Lyons
Kyle Lee Crossett


Nuclear Waste Management
Deep Space Messaging
World Heritage Site Management
Natural Heritage Management
Built Heritage Management
Cultural Diversity