Young People and Heritage

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Alice Purkiss, National Trust Partnership Lead, will be co-chairing the 2020 Heritage Alliance 'Heritage Debate' on 'Young People and Heritage: Creating Lifelong Supporters?' on Monday 23rd November, 4-6pm. Tickets are free and can be booked online.


About the Event:

At a time when 16-24 year-olds are the least likely adult age group (up to the age of 75) to visit a heritage venue, now is the time to ensure that the heritage sector is reflecting on its practice and engaging young people as audiences and collaborators.

With generous sponsorship from Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, The Heritage Alliance will be bringing together four panellists from across the sector to discuss, debate and put forward new ideas on the topic.

In addition, we are delighted to have a keynote presentation from English Heritage's Young Producers programme, who form part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund's Kick the Dust supported Shout Out Loud project, which seeks to give 11-25 year olds a voice in heritage.



  • Alison Bowyer, CEO – Kids in Museums
  • Anita Kerwin-Nye, Director of Strategy and Engagement – YHA
  • Grace Connelly, SPAB Education and Training Officer/EUROPA NOSTRA UK Support Officer
  • Ana Persinaru, Youth Engagement Consultant



  • Daniella Briscoe-Peaple, Comms & Policy Officer at The Heritage Alliance
  • Alice Purkiss, National Trust Partnership Lead for Oxford University

Find out more and sign up here

Find out more about the National Trust Partnership here.

Find out more about the TORCH Heritage Programme here.