14th November 2011, 10:15am
Heritage trust boosted by appointment of University of Lincoln professor
Professor David Sleight Professor David Sleight, Dean of the Faculty of Media, Humanities & Performance at the University of Lincoln, has been appointed as board member and trustee for the Heritage Trust for Lincolnshire.

The Heritage Trust was established over twenty years ago to protect, preserve, promote and present the rich heritage of the county for the benefit of local people and visitors.

Professor Sleight said: "I am delighted to have been invited to help. The Trust is a major force in the county for the preservation and growing access to heritage, and its work ranges impressively from archaeological services, essential in a county so rich in history, to education and public events.

“The Trust, for example, has masterminded the Wolds Walking Festival which has become in just seven years the second largest walking festival in the UK!"  

Director of Heritage Lincolnshire David Start added: "David has been elected to the Board of Trustees of Heritage Lincolnshire to continue the valuable relationship between the county’s leading third sector heritage organisation and the University of Lincoln.

“This link offers opportunities for involving students on work placements and research in the heritage and archaeology sectors, and there is also real potential for partnership working on heritage projects."

For further information about Heritage Lincolnshire please contact David dsleight@lincoln.ac.uk or access the websites www.lincsheritage.org and www.woldswalkingfestival.co.uk

Notes for editors

Professor Sleight studied Photography, Film and Television Production at Salisbury College and from there gained a place on the prestigious BBC Film Trainee scheme at Ealing Studios.

Working first on sound, then film, then video-tape and finally non-linear computer editing systems, he worked on a wide range of broadcast programming from drama series such as Miss Marple and Bergerac, through to documentary and factual programming.

He moved to media education at the University of Lincoln in 2000 and is committed to the development of a creative industry sector in Lincolnshire.

Prof Sleight, who was born and raised in Lincoln, has always taken a keen interest in the county’s heritage and in particular its portrayal in various media.
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