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2nd annual CITiZAN Conference: Turn The Tide II

Brunel's ss Great Britain, Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Rd, Bristol BS1 6TY

Time: 9:30am-5.30pm
Price: £10.00

Discover the hidden secrets of our past, scattered along our coastlines with CITiZAN as the 2nd annual conference comes to Bristol on Saturday 8 October. Commandeering Brunel's ss Great Britain for a day, ‘Turn the Tide’ highlights coastal archaeology from around the southwest and across the English Channel and give attendees the chance to explore Brunel’s iconic ship at no extra cost.

The conference will include talks from a variety of speakers including active CITiZAN volunteers and preeminent coastal and intertidal archaeology scholars. In addition to the lectures, there will be display stalls for local groups, lunch and refreshments included.

Speakers include: 

Professor Martin Bell (Reading University) ‘Footsteps through time: Intertidal Archaeology in the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel’

Peter Murphy (Chichester & District Archaeology Society) ‘The archaeology of an eroding beach: Medmerry, West Sussex’

Marie-Yvane Daire (CNRS - Universite de Rennes 1) ‘Coastal monitoring in France - Alert Project’

Gustav Milne (CITiZAN) ‘The Other Brunel Girl: foreshore survey and the SS Great Eastern’

Charlie Johns (Cornwall Archaeological Unit/Isles of Scilly Community Archaeology Group) ‘Coastal Monitoring in the Isles of Scilly’

James Gossip (Cornwall Archaeological Unit/Meneage Archaeology Group) ‘Community Archaeology on The Lizard - Recording Coastal Sites on Britain’s Most Southerly Point’

Gary Marshall (National Trust) ‘Shifting Shores: threats and responses to archaeological loss on the Isle of Wight’

Dr Michael Grant (Coastal and Offshore Archaeological Research Services) Realising our coastal heritage - the rapid coastal zone assessment survey’

Alex Bellisario & Lauren Tidbury (CITiZAN) ‘Our south-western shores: the coast with the most’

Tickets will cost £10.00 (including lunch, refreshments and of course, admission to the ss Great Britain) and are available to book via Eventbrite.

The CITiZAN conference is generously supported by marine contractors Boskalis Westminster.