Portsmouth Heritage Week Community Heritage

  • 14 September 2022
  • 12:00 - 14:00
  • University of Portsmouth, Room 1.09, Eldon Building - West Wing, Middle Street, Portsmouth, PO5 4BW
  • FREE
Book Now
Celebrate Heritage Week 2022 with our series of talks showcasing the latest in heritage research from the University of Portsmouth

Theme: Community Heritage

Today, Dr Bryony Whitmarsh and Dr Rob Inkpen will be exploring community identity and heritage in Portsmouth.


12:00 - Light Buffet Lunch

12:30 - Talk on Community Heritage by Dr Bryony Whitmarsh and Dr Rob Inkpen

13:30 - Q& A with the speakers

Date: Wednesday14 September

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Location: Room 1.09, Eldon Building, West Entrance via Middle Street

If you have any questions about this event, please contact ris@port.ac.uk

About the Speakers

Dr Bryony Whitmarsh is the Associate Dean of Global Engagement, working across the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Bryony joined the University following a career in museums, bringing with her a wide range of experience including curation, learning in museums and a background in ancient history. Bryony taught in the University’s School of Architecture from 2008 to 2017, focussing on the historiography of architecture and interior design (with a particular emphasis on a global history of architecture), material culture, and museology.

Click here to view Bryony's research profile.

Dr Rob Inkpen is a Reader in Physical Geography, within the School of the Environment, Geography & Geosciences. He is also the theme lead for Geoconservation and Heritage Science in the Centre for Applied Geosciences.

Rob’s research interests include mapping and monitoring decay forms and processes on heritage structures, and experimental and field analysis of decay processes.

Click here to view Rob's research profile.


Heritage Week 2022 is an opportunity for academics and the wider public to discover the latest in heritage research from the University of Portsmouth.

This year, the week is built around the key themes of Valuing Heritage, Conservation Science, Community Heritage, Oral Histories, and Heritage Digital, drawn from the expertise available at Portsmouth.

Each day we will be exploring a different theme and looking at how our research and expertise can be of benefit to the community of Portsmouth and beyond.

All sessions will be delivered both in person and virtually, via Zoom. You can view the full programme of events on our Eventbrite Collection Page.

Don’t forget to book for our closing event; a roundtable discussion on the Future of Heritage in Portsmouth, involving academics and representatives from the Portsmouth community!


The University of Portsmouth Heritage Hub supports the development of interdisciplinary links across the University, to encourage and develop heritage-based activities.

The Heritage Hub will provide greater visibility, focus, and structure to the University’s role in forging heritage networks, projects, and interdisciplinary capacity within the University and throughout the community.

The Heritage Hub will establish a supportive infrastructure to nurture its members and cascade opportunities to them. It will also act as a forum to enable pubic engagement in Portsmouth.


If you have any questions about this event, please contact ris@port.ac.uk

Accessibility and special requirements

We will endeavour to provide particular access requirements on request. If you have any access requirements, e.g wheelchair access and hearing loops, please get in touch in advance of the event.

How to get here

Find out how to get here by checking our maps and directions.


Parking in Portsmouth is extremely limited, we encourage you to use the train, bus, cycle routes, or the city’s Park ‘n’ Ride facility.

Covid Safety

We are following the current University and government guidance for Covid.

As a courtesy to others, please do not attend the event and cancel your booking if you test positive for Covid-19. You may exchange your in-person ticket for a digital one and join the event via Zoom.

Reserve your place