#CHWeekUoP21 Rural Heritage for Civic Engagement and Education

CHWeekUoP21 Rural Heritage for Civic Engagement and Education

  • 21 September 2021
  • 09:30 - 16:00
  • University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building, Ground Floor, Learning Space, Portsmouth, PO5 4BG
  • FREE
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#CHWeekUoP21 - This one-day workshop aims to showcase the role of rural heritage in engaging local communities and informing education

Join UoP first Culture and Heritage Week, 20-24th September 2021.

Supported by the Democratic Citizenship Theme of the University of Portsmouth and all the stakeholders of its Culture and Heritage Hub, the first UoP Culture and Heritage Week will take place on 20-24th September 2021 and resonate with the UK Heritage Open Days 2021.

Our #CHWeekUoP21 will bring to life amazing scholarship for the people of Portsmouth, a Port city with a unique culture and heritage. In a civic partnership for a meaningful society, together we want to enrich the community through preservation, conservation, interpretation, and education to understand our present and build a common future.

“Whilst Culture and Heritage are at the heart of a modern democratic society, we aim to celebrate the world class research conducted by UoP Scholars in partnership with local, national and global actors.” -- Prof. Leïla Choukroune DC Theme Director

This event will also be streamed online via Zoom.

Event Description

A Cross-disciplinary research team at the University of Portsmouth cordially invites you to attend the one-day “Rural Heritage for Civic Engagement and Education” workshop to celebrate local rural heritage. The workshop aims to showcase the role of rural heritage in engaging local communities and informing education. The day will share the local heritage organisations/museums points of view but also showcase the team cross-disciplinary work on using advanced tools and methods to maximise the impact of rural heritage in both community engagement and education.

This event is in person but will also be streamed online via zoom.


9.30 -10.00: Welcome participants

10.00-10.15: Introduction of the day

10.15 – 12.00: Local organisations and research team presentations

12.00 -1.00: Lunch Break

1.00 – 2.00 Demonstration and showcasing session for the work

2.00 -3.30: Round table discussion “Rural Heritage Challenges and Future Objectives”

3.30 – 4.00 Final Observations and closing remarks

Date: 21 September 2021 | Tuesday

Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Location: University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building, Ground Floor, Learning Space

All the events throughout Culture and Heritage Week will be live streamed on Youtube here.

Accessibility and special requirements

We will endeavour to provide particular access requirements on request. If you have any access requirements, e.g wheelchair access and hearing loops, please get in touch in advance of the event.

How to get here

Find out how to get here by checking our maps and directions.


Parking in Portsmouth is extremely limited, we encourage you to use the train, bus, cycle routes, or the city’s Park ‘n’ Ride facility.

Covid Safety

The University has implemented Covid measures across campus. All staff and visitors need to observe and follow Covid guidance inside and around buildings.

To minimise paper handouts, please bring your own equipment wherever possible to take note.

Whilst social distancing is no longer required, please keep to smaller groups and spread out wherever possible when networking with other delegates.

The University will no longer mandate the use of face masks inside buildings. However, you are welcome to wear a face mask to our event if you wish (please supply your own).

Please do not attend the event and cancel your booking if you experience one of the following:

  • if you're feeling unwell with any of the Covid-19 symptoms
  • if someone in your household is self-isolating due to Covid-19, is awaiting Covid test results or is displaying Covid -19 symptoms
  • if you've been contacted by the Track and Trace system and asked to self-isolate.

If you develop Covid -19 symptoms whilst at an event, please leave the venue as soon as possible and advise a member of the event team.

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