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Friends and Patrons of the Regional Heritage Centre

Friends and Patrons of the Regional Heritage Centre are an important part of the Centre's life. The financial support that our Patrons and Friends provide helps to underpin all our activities, and the interest that all our supporters
show in our work is hugely valued.

In return for their subscription, Friends of the Centre receive the following benefits:

  • A 10% discount off the attendance fee for our conferences, study days and most other events.
  • A 35% reduction on the published purchase price of all our Occasional and Resource Papers. Our books are available to purchase through our website or at our events.
  • An invitation to our book launches.
  • A choice of a free publication from the list below.

Patrons of the Centre commit to making a contribution of at least £100 a year* or a Direct Debit of at least £10
per calendar month. If you are in a position to offer more than these minimum sums, we would be most grateful. You may choose to have your role as a Patron acknowledged on our website, or you are welcome to remain anonymous. As a Patron you will be entitled to all the benefits that our Friends receive, but you will also receive invitations to exclusive events. In appreciation of your additional support, all Patrons will be sent a complimentary copy of each of our books as they are published.

*Annual membership runs from 1st August to 31st July each year.

How to apply to become a Patron or a Friend

To apply to become a Patron or Friend of the Centre please download and complete the relevant application form and return it to the Centre along with your choice of free book.


We will send you updates from the Regional Heritage Centre at Lancaster University about various matters (e.g. information about Study Days, our engagement activities and projects, external events, enrolment of Friends and Patrons and other fundraising). Your data will be held in accordance with our privacy policy ( If you wish to opt-out of any form of communication from the Regional Heritage Centre at any time, you can notify us by emailing

Online Donations

You can also make a one-off donation to the Centre for any amount, using the online store. To do so, click here.

Our Benefactors

Benefactors provide exceptional charitable support to the Centre

  • Dr Philip Welch

Our Patrons

  • Maggie Clowes and R. Ian Campbell
  • Dr Rob David
  • Professor Graham Hooley
  • Sir John Kerr
  • Gavin Little
  • Marion McClintock
  • Malcolm McIvor
  • Christine Parker
  • Colin Pickthall
  • James T. Relph
  • Stephen Revell
  • Dr Elizabeth Roberts
  • Hugh Roberts
  • Dr Bill Shannon
  • Mrs Anne Shotter
  • Professor David Shotter
  • John Weaver

There are also a number of patrons who have chosen to remain anonymous.

Our grateful thanks go to all of our Benefactors and Patrons, and also to the many supporters who subscribe as Friends of the Centre.


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