Political policies and archaeology: an event by The Archaeology Forum - 7 October 2013

An Event by The Archaeology Forum Monday, 7 October 2013, 2.15-5.00pm

The event is intended to inform delegates of the policies of the principal political parties contesting the next Westminster election on archaeology and other aspects of heritage. The programme for the afternoon is

  • 2.15 - 2.20 Welcome from Jan Wills, Chair of the Institute for Archaeologists and John Lewis, Chief Executive of the Society of Antiquaries of London

  • 2.20 - 2.35 Introduction to speakers - Jan Wills, Chair

  • 2.35 - 2.50 Jenny Jones, Green Party

  • 2.50 - 3.05 Representative from the Scottish National Party

  • 3.05 - 3.20 Lord Redesdale, Liberal Democrats

  • 3.20 - 3.35 Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries speaking on behalf of government policy

  • 3.35 - 3.45 Peter Hinton, The Archaeology Forum discussant

  • 3.45 - 4.20 Question time panel: the speakers from each party will be joined by Lord Stevenson, Labour Party

  • 4.20 - 4.30 Closing remarks

  • 4.30 - 5.00 Tea

The seminar will be followed by the IfA Annual General Meeting which is a separate event. All are welcome but only IfA members are eligible to vote.

Spaces for the seminar are limited. RSVP to Jola [at] sal.org.uk.

The Archaeology Forum is a grouping of non-central government organisations with an interest in archaeology. These organisations work together for the purposes of advocacy and policy. Its members are

• The Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers UK
• The Council for British Archaeology
• The Institute of Conservation
• The Institute for Archaeologists
• The National Trust
• The National Trust for Scotland
• The Nautical Archaeological Society
• Rescue: the British Archaeological Trust