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
Claire Bradshaw, Morecambe Bay Partnership
Dr Alan Crosby (Chair)
Carolyn Dalton, Lancaster City Museums
Phil Duckworth, Winstanley Sixth Form College
Debbie Garritty, Duchy of Lancaster
Jenni Lister

(b) internal membership:

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

Christine Parker, Lancaster University

Contact Us

By Post

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

By Phone

+44 (0)1524 593770

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

RHC Director:
Professor Fiona Edmonds

Academic Co-ordinator:
Dr Sam Riches

Ann-Marie Michel

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