Shipwrecks and Global 'Worming'
Starts: March 1 - 7:30pm
Ends: March 1 - 8:30pm
Paola Palma, our Learning and Engagement Officer at St Barbe, will share her knowledge of the British coast and the shipwrecks that pepper it, most of which are of historical or archaeological value.
With the changes in the environment and cuts to research funds, the management of these sites is becoming increasingly difficult. The environment is changing fast to the detriment of the preservation of the past for the enjoyment of future generations. What are the scientific threats posed to the underwater cultural heritage? What can archaeologists do to establish priorities and avoid the permanent loss of potentially fundamental historical data?
This talk aims to explain what has scientifically being achieved so far and what, if anything, is left to do.
Friends of St Barbe Talks are held on the first Friday of each month. Members are free, Guest are welcome £5 per person.
Held at the Baptist Church, opposite St Barbe on New Street.
Doors open at 7pm with the talk starting at 7.30pm – lasting roughly an hour