RSA MCICH and Borders Network 31 May - RSA

RSA Fellows' MCICH and Borders Network Event

Fellowship events


Trinity Centre, Melrose

  • Heritage
  • Fellowship

Come along to this RSA Fellows' MCICH and Borders Networks event to discuss festivals: their social, cultural, heritage, and economic significance.

Join us at this debate about cultural and heritage festivals. During Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, the RSA Fellows’ Borders and MCICH Networks are invited to meet with Professor Ullrich Kockel FRSA (CoHere Project and Heriot-Watt University). He will be joined by Dr Norin Arshed FRSA (Heriot Watt University) and Dr Juliette Wilson (Strathclyde University) regarding their recent research on festivals, with emphasis on results from particular festivals.

The aim is to spark lively debate. Cultural and heritage festivals involve diverse challenges for organisers and communities, but bring out creative strengths as well as both social and economic value for communities. They enhance lives and allow for multicultural and intergenerational activity.

Tea and coffee will be served on arrival from 5.45pm. Any questions, please contact Network Lead Ann Packard FRSA[email protected].

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: [email protected].

Location: Trinity Centre, 20 High Cross Avenue, Melrose, TD6 9SU

About the speakers:

Professor Ullrich Kockel FRSA, Heriot-Watt University

Professor Ullrich Kockel is currently Professor of Cultural Ecology and Sustainability at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and Visiting Professor of Social Anthropology at Vytautas Magnus University Kaunas, Lithuania. 

Dr Juliette Wilson, Strathclyde University

Dr Juliette Wilson is currently Deputy Director of the Undergraduate Programme and a Lecturer in the Department of Marketing and a member of the Undergraduate Management Group at Strathclyde University.

Dr Norin Arshed FRSA, Heriot-Watt University

Dr Norin Arshed joined the Department of Business Management at Heriot-Watt University in March 2013 as an Academic Fellow. 

Access: The Trinity Centre is wheelchair accessible but does not have a hearing loop. Parking is in adjacent streets such as Ormiston Terrace. The Trinity Centre, adjacent the Episcopal Church and opposite the RC Church, is served by several buses (with a stop at its gateway). The local bus timetables should be checked online.

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