National Trust Secretary, Paul Boniface to deliver Heritage Public Lecture

University of Liverpool alumnus and current Secretary of the National Trust, Paul Boniface returns for the University’s Heritage Public Lecture on Wednesday 27 January.

The live, online talk, entitled People & Place – the history, properties and personalities of the National Trust, will chart the history of the charity from the end of the nineteenth century to the current day, explaining its mission and response to the changing conservation challenges and concerns of different generations.

Following the lecture, Paul (BA Hons Political Theory and Institutions, 1985) will be joined by the University’s Heritage Theme Lead and Rathbone Chair of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology, Professor Lin Foxhall and a panel consisting of Laura Pye, Director of National Museums Liverpool; Dr Deborah Mays, Head of Listing Advice at Historic England; Harold Mytum, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Liverpool; and Dr Andrew McClelland, Research Associate at University of Manchester Alliance Business School, for discussion and audience Q&A.

The event is free and all are welcome to attend, with the opportunity to submit questions following the main lecture.

The University of Liverpool’s Heritage Public Lecture 2021 with Paul Boniface, Secretary, National Trust takes place from 1:00pm – 2:15pm on Wednesday 27th January 2021. Booking is required, to find out more please visit