Unravelling the mysteries of Stonehenge

22 11 2013

5th December 2013. You can watch it live online at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lhl/streamed

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If you’re hooked on Stonehenge and its landscape this may be just the thing for you. On Thursday 5 December between 1.15pm – 1.55pm Professor Mike Parker Pearson of UCL Institute of Archaeology will be giving a free public lecture as part of UCL’s  Lunch Hour Lecture series .

 The lectures are free and open to everyone on a first-come first-served basis and don’t have to be  pre-booked (you’ll find details of the venue and the lecture below). But don’t despair if you can’t make it to London, you can watch it live online at www.ucl.ac.uk/lhl/streamed or after the event on UCL’s YouTube channel www.youtube.com/UCLLHL 

LectureUnravelling the mysteries of Stonehenge

Stonehenge is one of the great mysteries of archaeology. Since 2003 there has been a major programme of research into this enigmatic monument, revealing entirely new findings about its date, its purpose and its context within its surrounding landscape. This lecture will…

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The case for making Stonehenge bigger

22 11 2013

The Heritage Journal

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Now that millions of pounds worth of new infrastructure is in place at Stonehenge is it time to consider if the way it is used should be expanded? It’s going to remain a mass tick-box for the world’s tourists of course, plus it will host Solstice and Equinox gatherings, but is that it? Shouldn’t it now be used for a whole range of events and interactions?

We’ve previously suggested some new ways Stonehenge could be used. However, as Sarah May has pointed out there’s always a tension at heritage assets between the need for conservation and the perceptions and aspirations of the many groups that see them as theirs: There is a process by which buildings, places and objects come to take this more distant role permanently. They are extracted from the lived landscape. No longer available for the kind of rough and tumble interactions they may have…

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