Who We Are

The Regional Heritage Centre was established in 2014. It encompasses the Centre for North-West Regional Studies, which was founded in 1973, and the Victoria County History for Cumbria.

Our aim is to foster engagement between Lancaster University and the regional community in the field of cultural heritage. We have an Advisory Board comprised of representatives of heritage bodies around the North West, as well as a Steering Group which takes its membership from the History Department and elsewhere in the University.

Advisory Board

(a) external membership:

Susan Benson, Cumbria Archives Service
Susannah Bleakley, Morecambe Bay Partnership
Dr Alan Crosby (Chair)
Carolyn Dalton, Lancaster City Museums
Phil Duckworth, Winstanley Sixth Form College
Debbie Garritty, Duchy of Lancaster
Tiffany Hunt
Jenni Lister
Dr Bill Shannon, Cumbria County History Trust

(b) internal membership:

Dr Fiona Edmonds, Regional Heritage Centre
Ann-Marie Michel, Regional Heritage Centre
Professor Ian Gregory, Head of Department, History
Dr Sam Riches, Regional Heritage Centre
Dr Sarah Rose, Regional Heritage Centre

Contact Us

By Post

Regional Heritage Centre
Department of History
Bowland College
Lancaster University
Lancaster
LA1 4YT
United Kingdom

By Phone

+44 (0)1524 593770

Usually staffed on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30-15:30

RHC Director:
Dr Fiona Edmonds

Academic Co-ordinator: 
Dr Sam Riches

Administrator
Ann-Marie Michel

For the Victoria County History of Cumbria, please contact Dr Sarah Rose