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AIA Annual Conference 2021

August 7 - September 25

Our Annual Conference is to be a virtual event accessible via Zoom to run over a number of weekends in August and September in place of the usual physical conference.

All sessions are open to everyone (except the AGM which is open to AIA members only). Attendance at all sessions is free.

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August 7th

10:30 – The Merseyside Industrial Heritage Society presents two talks:

  • “The Industrial Heritage of Merseyside” by Maurice Handley
  • “Wirral’s Industrial Heritage” by Rob Jones

September 4th

10:30 – The Merseyside Industrial Heritage Society presents two talks:

  • “Recent Excavations at Princes Dock” by Mark Adams
  • “The Restoration of Albert Dock” by Anthony Clarke

September 18thA one day seminar on the theme: “The impact of Covid-19 on the industrial heritage sector”


  • Shane Gould speaking about the impact in England
  • Mike Nevell speaking about the view from the perspective of the IHSO
  • Two further speakers


  • Zoe Arthurs (Young Members Board) will talk about her research on the topic for her Masters degree
  • Panel session with Q & A from the (virtual) floor

September 25th

14:00 – Overseas visits

14:15 – Future conferences

14:30 – Annual General Meeting ( For AIA members only )

15:30 – Rolt Memorial Lecture ( For everyone ) “The Tools of Empire? Decolonising Imperial Telegraphy” by Cassie Newland of Bath Spa University

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August 7
September 25
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