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The Day of the Dead - CPD & Social

25 January 2024 at 04:00 PM - 08:30 PM / South West England / South East England / Conference / Awards and Social

25 January 2024 at 04:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Savills (UK) Ltd, Wessex House, Priors Walk, East Borough, Wimborne, United Kingdom, BH21 1PB
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This event is now full, please contact [email protected] to enquire about places.

This event is open to all members and non members. You do not need to be a Young Planner to attend, but note that the content has been adjusted to those new in career.

Join the Dorset Young Planners on Thursday 25th January for their next event, 'The Day of the Dead' which will explore a range of case studies and practice relating to archaeological finds in Dorset and elsewhere. This event will be held in Savills, Wimborne Office - Wessex House, Priors Walk, Wimborne BH21 1PB.

Come along for three fascinating talks from Steve Wallis, Senior Archaeologist at Dorset Council, James Weir, Associate Director at tor&co and Bianca San Martin, Project Manger and Abigal Bryant, Chief Commercial Officer from Wessex Archaeology

Steve will be focusing on 'The Pit of Doom and other burials', which will include a talk around the executed Vikings from the Weymouth Relief Road and how this fits in with local archaeology, and changing attitudes to the excavation of human remains.

James' talk is titled 'From cemetery to open-air sitting room’: St George’s Gardens, Bloomsbury, which explores the history of the well loved gardens in Bloomsbury which were once burial grounds for nearby churches.

Bianca and Abby talk is entitled Top tips if you don’t want the historic environment to be the death of your scheme. They will share their top ‘historic environment’ tips for those starting their career in town planning. They will explore a series of recent projects to chart archaeological opportunities and pitfalls and will share some fascinating heritage along the way.

The event will start with arrivals from 4pm, with talks commencing at 4.30pm. We will then be providing pizza and a chance to network following the talks, before closing up around 8-8.30pm.

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