Annual Conference

The 2021 Annual Conference

The planned location for the Conference, Hope University, Liverpool, has cancelled all events until at least the end of August, which of course includes our conference.

In place of the physical event the Conference will be a series of virtual events delivered via Zoom. The current outline programme is:

  • In August the Merseyside Industrial Heritage Society will present two half-day sessions of talks covering topics including:
    • The Industrial Heritage of Merseyside
    • Wirral’s Industrial Heritage
    • Recent Excavations at Princes Dock
    • The Construction of Albert Dock
  • On September 18, a one-day seminar on the theme ‘The impact of Covid-19 on the industrial heritage sector’ with major speakers from the sector, and contributions from our Affiliated Societies and the Young Members Board
  • On September 25, our AGM at 2.30pm followed at 3.30pm by the Rolt Memorial Lecture delivered by Cassie Newland of Bath Spa University

Full details and links for registration will be published in due course and will be available here.

All the events will be free and open to all except the AGM, which is open to AIA members only. The events will be recorded and recordings will be made available afterwards subject to copyright consents.

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Patrick Nott fund – Free student places at Conference

If you are a student the Patrick Nott fund allows us to offer you a FREE place at the Friday Seminar and the weekend of the Conference, but excluding study visits. Your free place will include coffee, lunch and tea on each day. However, the cost of dinner and accommodation, plus any study visits, remains up to you.

How to claim a free place:

  • Download and print out Page 1 and Page 2 of the booking form (above)
  • Complete the forms and next to where it says “Personal Details” on Page 1 add the words “FREE STUDENT PLACE” and enclose with your form a photocopy of your current student card.
  • Post it to Stephen Miles, Rose Cottage, Lower Durston, Taunton, Somerset TA3 5AH.

The Tour Notes and Gazetteers for earlier Conferences are available through the Past Conferences page.