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What do universities need from the heritage sector and visa versa?: Historic Environment Forum (HEF) hosts its September #HeritageChat 

This month’s #HeritageChat, hosted by The Historic Environment Forum (HEF) and guest facilitator @OliverJWCox, discussed the future of this collaboration and asked what do universities need from the heritage sector and visa versa?

Welcome to Exeter! Your Heritage Trail for the start of term

As the new academic year looms, staff within the University of Exeter are preparing for new and returning students to arrive on the Exeter Streatham campus.

The Charles Causley Trust announce the launch of their new online literary blog

The new blog, that is launching on the 18th of October, will publish creative and critical pieces from aspiring authors at the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, with a view to subsequently branching out more widely to local writers in Launceston, the birthplace of Charles Causley, and elsewhere in the south west.

The University of Exeter and Wells Cathedral sign a Memorandum of Understanding

Under a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), The University of Exeter and Wells Cathedral have agreed to co-operate with each other in order to explore and establish a closer relationship that will enable both organisations to develop mutually beneficial work. 

Reopening heritage this summer – What to look out for

Since the easing of Covid-19 restrictions at the end of May, the heritage sector is reopening as museums and historic sites welcome visitors across the UK. 

Digitising the Exeter Book 

The University of Exeter and Exeter Cathedral celebrate another development in their long-standing collaborative relationship with the launch of a new website illustrating and explaining the digital images of the Exeter Book and presenting, for the first time, this treasure of Anglo-Saxon literature in its entirety in high resolution.

Cornwall Museums Partnership (CMP) renews its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Exeter

The collaborative working agreement, which establishes a framework for cooperation between the two heritage organisations, seeks to better understand, map and increase the impact of museums for their communities.

New partnership between the University of Exeter and the National Trust to help protect the natural world

A new, national partnership between the University of Exeter and the National Trust will see the two organisations join forces to help protect the natural world.

Continuing to tackle Heritage issues on Twitter: Historic Environment Forum (HEF) holds its April #HeritageChat on the future of volunteering.

The work of volunteers is integral to heritage practice; however, the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that the majority of volunteer work has been put on hold. This month’s #HeritageChat, hosted by The Historic Environment Forum (HEF) in collaboration with Michelle Cook (@mracook), discussed the future of volunteering and how it can be adapted to meet the new normal.

 The Impact of Women: Uncovering the stories held in the Northcott Theatre Archive

On the 5th May at 18:00, Exeter Northcott Theatre will be hosting their ‘Impact of Women’ event that will explore the stories of women found in the theatre’s archive collection.

Historic Environment Forum (HEF) holds its March #HeritageChat on exploring local places in the heritage sector 

For some time, exploring local heritage sites has not been an option, however, this may be a possibility in the near future.

The Charles Causley Trust calls for expressions of interest for its 2021 Festival of Arts and Literature

The Trust is seeking as diverse a line-up as possible for the festival, which will take place on 23-25 July 2021.

To celebrate World Book Day, take a look at the writers whose work is preserved at The University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is committed to preserving the rich literary history of the South West. 

Tackling Heritage issues on Twitter: Historic Environment Forum holds its monthly one-hour #HeritageChat on funding and fundraising in the heritage sector

Monthly digital conversation covers hot topics for the sector.

Virtual heritage opportunities via The Heritage Alliance: More events to add to your calendar

Keep up to date with all things heritage via digital events. 

Causley Festival of Arts and Literature launches crowdfunding campaign to secure its future

Despite a successful digital event in 2020, the Festival missed out on vital hospitality income and needs support to ensure it goes ahead this year.

South West Heritage Trust launches new Lockdown Lecture series for February and March 

The programme will feature speakers covering topics such as literature and landscape, with a range from the Romans to the Regency period.

South West Fed launches a new website and free membership

University heritage partner makes their digital sessions, news stories and opportunities for networking even more accessible. 

Humanities events to add to your calendar this term

There are lots of Culture and Heritage-oriented events taking place online over the coming weeks.

The Animated Hare Project

University of Exeter Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Sean Doherty discusses the production of the film, The History of the Hare, which is available via BBC arts and culture

Hundreds of new prehistoric, Roman and medieval archaeological sites in Romania identified through aerial reconnaissance

Images produced during the seventeen-year project, led by University of Exeter's Dr Ioana Oltean, are now available on a website.

Take a stroll through time in Europe’s cities: historical trail app as part of Exeter University’s Hidden Cities project brings new locations online

Exeter added to list of cities in the latest version of Professor Fabrizio Nevola's historical trail app

The Dreams of William Golding: Your Local Arena - author biopic features contributions from University of Exeter academics

ACE-funded project celebrates the work of Cornwall-born Golding, featuring interviews with Prof. Tim Kendall and Dr. Phil Wickham

University of Exeter, Dorset Museum and Dorset History Centre mark pioneering research

Experts from the three institutions celebrated their pioneering research, including on the life and work of the novelist and poet Thomas Hardy.

New time-travelling drama podcast takes listeners on a moving and inspiring journey through transgender history

Drama was made by an all-trans/non-binary creative team, collaborating with researchers at the University of Exeter.

Exclusive video interview with Lemn Sissay, judge of the 2020 Charles Causley International Poetry Competition 

Prize-winning writer and broadcaster shares his thoughts in poetry competitions, what makes great poetry and what he's looking for as a judge.

University of Exeter and Charles Causley Trust celebrate current and future collaborations

An online event cements the relationship with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

Technology reunites lost buildings and art of Renaissance Florence for the first time in centuries

A free app, Hidden Florence 3D: San Pier Maggiore, uses AR and GPS to place users inside a reconstructed virtual model of the Church at San Pier Maggiore 

Cornwall Museums Partnership initiates Black Lives Matter Action Plan

Independent charity launches Action Plan to ensure and promote diversity in the museum sector - and invites the public to contribute

Charles Causley Festival of Arts & Literature goes digital

The arts festival in celebration of Cornish author Charles Causley will go ahead this year, on 24-26 July, in an online capacity.

Heritage Strategy Group - Statement on Decolonisation

Acclaimed playwright and University of Exeter experts to collaborate on new production exploring LGBTQ+ loneliness and history

Collaborative project will explore how LGBTQ+ communities have experienced loneliness and isolation in the past and present, including during the coronavirus pandemic.

Dozens of prehistoric, Roman and medieval sites discovered by archaeology volunteers working at home during lockdown

Team led by the University of Exeter Archaeology department unearths new discoveries through analysis of LiDAR images.

Relive Exeter City Football Club's 1990 title win in online exhibition

Football fans can relive the 30th anniversary of Exeter City’s historic 1990 league title win as part of a University of Exeter heritage project.

Newly discovered letters shed new light on Thomas Hardy’s “genuine love match” second marriage

University of Exeter digitisation project uncovers letter revealing Florence Dugdale's joy and happiness at her marriage to Hardy.

Film fans can explore Hollywood icon Vivien Leigh’s South West links thanks to major new study

University of Exeter researcher Dr Lisa Stead is tracing Leigh’s legacy and revealing new insights, to be accessed via a new interactive website.

LGBTQ+ heritage of museum collections to be revealed and celebrated as part of major new project

Specialists at RAMM collaborate with Dr Jana Funke from the University of Exeter and socially engaged artist and writer Natalie McGrath to uncover the musem's LGBTQ+ heritage. 

New study into William Golding’s manuscripts and letters to offer fresh insights into the creation of Lord of the Flies

University of Exeter student awarded paid internship to delve into the archives to explore the genesis of the acclaimed novel.