I joined the Heritage Lottery Fund in 1998 and have worked in various roles, including being the first officer to set foot in the HLF Wales office in Cardiff. I am the programme manager for the Skills for the Future and Training Bursaries grants programme and the policy adviser on skills and have been delivering the HLF targeted heritage skills grant initiatives for the last ten years. I have a degree in leisure management and tourism in which I specialised in heritage management and gained work experience in community heritage projects in the Republic of Ireland. I have since gained an MA in Heritage Management. A born and bred Londoner I have an uncanny knowledge of pubs and restaurants around the capital. I have an interest in modernist architecture and design as well a huge variety of sports.
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Yesterday we hosted an engaging live chat about archives , with a host of expert guest who have worked with everything from photos and glass plate negatives, to sound recordings, and even seal blubber stove smoke-stained diaries, maps and letters! It was great to hear about the variety of routes... read more
As part of the HLF South East England Team’s focus on LGBT+ Heritage, we welcome Beth Asbury, the project manager for Out in Oxford , to have a chat with us. The Out In Oxford project, based at the Pitt Rivers Museum, created an LGBT+ Heritage Trail across all of the University of Oxford’s... read more
We have compiled a short handout containing top tips for planning and delivering a project focused on, or involving, community archaeology. It covers: The archaeology project life-cycle Types of activities that can be included Rough guide to costs and support needs Important points to consider... read more
HLF recently spoke to Sado Jirde , Director at the Black South West Network (BSWN), about the HLF-supported There IS Black In The Union Jack project (#ThereISBlackInTheUnionJack). Sado, There IS Black In The Union Jack is a film and history project by BSWN which looks at the relationships between... read more