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South West Fed statement: events postponed due to Covid-19 advice

Due to advice this week from the UK Government about Covid-19, the South West Fed has taken the difficult decision to postpone our Spring Forum and our 2020 Conference & AGM. However, they are not cancelled.

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Bristol Mingle trip to English Heritage stores

Bristol Culture and Heritage Mingle is an informal meet-up in Bristol that is run by the South West Fed. In December English Heritage gave the Bristol Culture and Heritage Mingle a very warm welcome to their stores.

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Call for papers: 'Interpreting, curating and combatting the climate emergency' (South West Fed Conference, 9 & 10 July 2020) - DEADLINE EXTENDED

The South West Fed requests proposals for the fifth two-day conference to be held at Bath Spa University. The conference theme for 2020 is 'Interpreting, curating and combatting the climate emergency’. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 24 JANUARY 2020...

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National Trust partners with Alzheimer’s Society to make all of its historic and countryside sites dementia-friendly

The National Trust and Alzheimer's Society have announced this week an ambitious three-year project to unlock some of the nation’s best loved history and heritage for millions of people affected by dementia.

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The Heritage Alliance launches report on heritage and the creative industries

The Inspiring Creativity, Heritage and the Creative industries report makes recommendations for building on the collaborative effort of the creative industries and heritage sectors to continue their fruitful partnership.

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Conference blog: Eight thoughts on developing a work experience programme to raise aspirations amongst young people.

This blog post from Laura Service is the latest in a series of posts that share learning from the recent South West Fed Conference. This post is inspired by the presentation given by Jackie Winchester and Deshni Pyndiah.

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Notification of South West Fed 2019 AGM and update on our recent vote

The 2019 South West Fed AGM takes place in the Roland Levinsky Building at the University of Plymouth on Thursday 4 July at 4.15pm.

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Museums offered photographs documenting life working at Moreland and C&J Clark in the 60s and 70s

Shane Edgar is offering museums and heritage organisations in the South West a collection of photographs suitable for research and digitisation.

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University of Exeter launches Student Business Partnership scheme for 2019

The scheme brings together the best of South West businesses with talented and motivated interns. It enables University students to work for a business, dedicated to solving just a business challenges.

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Aerospace Bristol and Fleet Air Arm Museum team up for Concorde's 50th anniversary

To celebrate the anniversary, Aerospace Bristol and the Fleet Air Arm Museum organised a nostalgic journey with classic buses and cars...

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