IfA Conference 2009 – provisional MAG session outline; MAG election; Question in Parliament on the loss of archaeological jobs; MAD about Swash; NMR Shipwreck talk; IfA Recession planning

IfA Conference 2009 – provisional MAG session outline




09:30-12:45,  8 April 2009


Organiser: Mark Dunkley, IfA Maritime Affairs Group

Sponsors: English Heritage


Regulatory change and Scotland’s marine environment

Philip Robertson, Historic Scotland


Delivery of the Marine and Coastal Access Bill

Simon Crabbe, Defra


View from the West: Devolution and the Marine and Coastal Access Bill

Deanna Groom, RCAHMW


Reform of Heritage Protection in England

Mark Dunkley, English Heritage


Proposed responsibilities for the Receiver of Wreck

Alison Kentuck, Maritime & Coastguard Agency


Regulation beyond the 12 mile territorial sea

Sarah Dromgoole, University of Nottingham



MAG election

A committee election will be held at the MAG AGM at the IfA Conference. One committee post is up for grabs. Jesse Ransley, the retiring committee member, will be seeking re-election. If you wish to stand against her for the post, then please let the acting secretary Graham Scott know by the end of March.


The MAG Committee wish to apologise to the membership for the late notice given of this election, caused by an administrative oversight. If you wish to object to the election taking place at the AGM on the grounds of late notice then please contact Graham Scott as soon as possible.


Question in Parliament on the loss of archaeological jobs

The Earl of Glasgow has asked the UK Government about what steps it is taking to secure the future of professional archaeology in Britain and to mitigate the effect of the current contraction in the construction industry. To read the reply go to the parliamentary web site.


MAD about Swash

Bournemouth University is holding a Maritime Archaeological Day (MAD) on the Swash Channel Wreck site on 2nd May 2009 from 10am. This free day long event is open to the public and will involve a program of talks on the University premises and the opportunity to view some of the artefacts recovered from the site and to talk directly with archaeologists and students involved in the project. Contact Paola Palma for further information.


NMR Shipwreck talk

EH’s Serena Cant will deliver a talk on shipwrecks at an access event for deaf and hard of hearing visitors at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich on 29 March. Her talk will be preceeded by a talk on Captain Cook and the event starts at 14:00. Everyone is welcome.


IfA Recession planning

The IfA have put in place a recession plan.


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