November 15, 2011 10.11 am This story is over 147 months old

Lincoln professor joins county heritage trust

Heritage boost: The University of Lincoln will get involved with Heritage Trust for Lincolnshire to promote the county.

A University of Lincoln professor has been appointed as board member and trustee for the Heritage Trust for Lincolnshire.

Professor David Sleight, Dean of the Faculty of Media, Humanities & Performance, will join the trust to raise the profile of Lincolnshire’s heritage.

The Heritage Trust was established over 20 years ago to protect, preserve, promote and present the heritage of the county for the benefit of local people and visitors.

Professor Sleight said he is delighted to have been invited to help:

“The trust is a major force in the county for the preservation and growing access to heritage, and its work ranges impressively from archaeological services, essential in a county so rich in history, to education and public events.

“The trust, for example, has masterminded the Wolds Walking Festival which has become in just seven years the second largest walking festival in the UK.”

David Start, Director of Heritage Lincolnshire, added: “David has been elected to continue the valuable relationship between the county’s leading third sector heritage organisation and the University of Lincoln.

“This link offers opportunities for involving students on work placements and research in the heritage and archaeology sectors, and there is also real potential for partnership working on heritage projects.”

Source: University of Lincoln