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Year of the Burial Ground Conferences

We have organised two ‘Beautiful Burial Ground’ conferences in March.
These days will bring together experts for a packed itinerary – inspiring attendees to investigate and record in burial grounds and show how records can be used to make management decisions and involve the wider community.

Join us to find out how to create a haven for wildlife, heritage and people.

  • Hear from natural and built heritage specialists
  • Attend workshops of your choice
  • Meet the many organisations who can help
  • Upload your wildlife sightings to our new database
  • Limited places, £15 to include lunch and refreshments
  • Concessionary and travel expenses available if required (please contact us)

We are delighted that Harold Mytum, Professor of Archaeology and author Recording and Analysing Graveyards
and Dr George Peterken, author and national woodlands and meadows expert, will be joining us.

 

Workshop Choices

The afternoon will consist of two workshops, 50 minutes each

First workshop – choice of:

1. Putting Burial Grounds on the Map
Join this workshop to learn how to upload your wildlife sightings to the first ever online biodiversity database for burial grounds.
Liam Taylor, Data Manager, Caring for God’s Acre
Mark Duffell, Arvensis Ecology

2. The Five Steps
This workshop will cover the five steps to planning the management of your site and encouraging others to be involved. Helping you to be proactive rather than responding to problems and overdue tasks. Learn how to produce a plan that is suitable for your site and realistic for your resources.
Harriet Carty, Director, Caring for God’s Acre

3. Investigating and Recording Memorials
This workshop will cover the how you can collect information about the cultural heritage of the burial ground, particularly the monuments. This can help you appreciate, manage and interpret the graveyard, and safeguard it for the future.
Professor Harold Mytum, Liverpool University

 

Second workshop – choice of:

1. Blooming and Beautiful – getting the balance right
Join this workshop to discover how to manage the grassland in burial grounds in a way that encourages wildflowers whilst being sensitive to visitors’ needs.
Plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.
Andrea Gilpin, Caring for God’s Acre

2. Involving the Community
Ideas and top tips for publicising and running events to engage the wider community in your site. George has organised over 100 successful events across the country over the past two years so case studies will be covered in this workshop.
Georgina Sharp, Community Coordinator, Caring for God’s Acre

3. Investigating and Recording Memorials
This workshop will cover the how you can collect information about the cultural heritage of the burial ground, particularly the monuments. This can help you appreciate, manage and interpret the graveyard, and safeguard it for the future.
Professor Harold Mytum, Liverpool University

To book, please fill in the form below or download a conference booking form here to print and post to us. PLEASE NOTE: WORKSHOPS ARE BOOKING UP FAST AND YOU MAY NOT GET YOUR FIRST CHOICE – we will do our best to accommodate you.

BOOKING FORM

Choose Conference

Our workshops are now getting very full. We will try to give you your choice of workshop but we cannot promise!

Please select a number for your preference of the first afternoon workshop where 1 is the workshop you would most like to attend, and 3 is your least favourite choice.

- Investigating and Recording Memorials

- Putting Burial Grounds on the Map

- The Five Steps

And now please select a number for your preference of the second afternoon workshop where 1 is the workshop you would most like to attend, and 3 is your least favourite choice.

- Investigating and Recording Memorials

- Involving the Community

- Blooming and Beautiful - getting the balance right

To pay the conference fee of £15 via card click here (opens in a new window)

If you would like to request financial assistance, please contact us on 01588 673 041 or email anna@cfga.org.uk

Questions? call us on 01588 673041, or email anna@cfga.org.uk.

Conference Locations

Thursday 12th March 10 – 4.30pm
National Museum Cardiff
Cathays Park,
Cardiff CF10 3NP

Thursday 26th March 10 – 4.30pm
The Circle
33 Rockingham Lane,
Sheffield S1 4FW

Booking BY POST
You can download a conference booking form here if you prefer not to book online Microsoft Word version. PDF Conference Booking form 
Conference Poster
If you would like to download and circulate our conference poster (PDF) via social media, you can do so here (English Language version).

BBG conference poster

Welsh Language Conference Poster can be downloaded here