Learning Tour for University Lecturers and Professors
Date: Wednesday 16th October 2019
Cost: Free of Charge!
Suitable for: Lecturers, professors and university staff exploring new opportunities and themes for research linked to this amazing site.
On the Learning Tour you will:
- Find out why the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site was inscribed by UNESCO.
- Discover the wide range of research areas and themes you could investigate along this 15 mile site linked to our research framework.
- Discover a wide range of potential detailed research and dissertation topics.
- Make links and contacts with partner organisations to support and share your research findings.
- Travel by minibus with expert guides visiting a range of museums, sites and venues to be inspired to research and contribute to our knowledge about this site.
- Find out about the world’s first factories, their associated features and the rich history, heritage, characters and engineering that makes this are unique.
How to Book:
Places are limited. To reserve your place:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Telephone: Derbyshire Environmental Studies Service on 01629 533439
Please provide your name and University, contact email and phone number and any specific mobility issues so we can ensure you have a successful and enjoyable day.
The day will be led by Georgina Greaves from Derbyshire Environmental Studies Service and Adrian Farmer, Heritage Co-ordinator for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site who have a wealth of experience in engaging people with this site. You’ll go away with plenty of ideas and opportunities for detailed research and dissertation topics about this Great Place.
Visits and free entry to the following venues will also be included:
- Derbyshire Record Office
- Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills
- Cromford Mills
- Cromford Village and workers houses
- High Peak Junction Railway Workshops
- Milford and the workers houses
- Strutt’s North Mill, Belper
- Long Row and the Clusters, Belper
9.30am at Matlock Railway Station OR
9.40am at Derbyshire Record Office, New Street, Maltock
4.35pm at Belper Railway Station OR
5pm returning by minibus to Matlock and the Derbyshire Record Office
What to bring:
- Packed lunch (hot drinks and a place to eat lunch will be provided)
- Warm and waterproof jackets
- Flat sturdy shoes or boots
- Notebook, pencil, camera if you wish
This opportunity is being offered free of charge thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England funded Great Place Scheme. Running until the end of 2020 the Scheme is a programme of activity which is the next step in engaging people with the uniqueness of our Great Place: the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.