The World Heritage Status of Roman Bath
Wed 22 March 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
This is the first in a series of six talks about the UNESCO World Heritage status of the city of Bath. To see the whole series click here.
The Roman remains were only one of six Outstanding Universal Values (OUVs) which qualified the city to be Inscribed on the World List in 1987. Looked at objectively, it is also probably the hardest to justify. This is not to say that the inscription is undeserved. This lecture will attempt to explain what it is about these Roman remains that make them of “cultural and / or natural significance which is so exceptional as to transcend national boundaries and to be of common importance for present and future generations of all humanity’, the UNESCO definition.”
Peter Davenport, BA, MPhil, MifA, FSA