Interpreting: Nuclear Imaginaries and Mediators
9-13 September 2019
Monday, 9 September 2019
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
A walk through Thurso’s “atomic estates,” Pennyland to the West of the river and Mount Vernon to the East of the river, guided by Linda Ross and James Gunn.
Bus trip to Dunnet Head and Mary Ann’s cottage, a traditional croft museum, with a stop at Dunnet Bay distillery, departing from the Pentland hotel.
Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Guided tour of the Dounreay site by James Gunn, meeting with the members of Dounreay Stakeholder Group.
Presentation of the reactor decommissioning process by Raymond Hill (Senior Project Manager DFR operations) and Ron Hibbert (Senior Project Manager, Reactor Breeder Operations).
Workshop at Dounreay: Interpreting nuclear cultural heritage: narratives, stories, disciplines, audiences.
Speakers: Phil Cartwright (Dounreay, Head of Reactor Operations), Jonathan Hogg (Liverpool), Anna Storm (Linkoping), Linda Ross (Highlands and Islands), Sam Alberti (National Museum of Scotland).
Thursday, 12 September 2019
Guided tour and presentation of the NDA archives Nucleus in Wick by Chris Sinclair
Workshop at Nucleus: The categorisation and institutionalisation of nuclear cultural heritage: Current challenges for the shaping of atomic collections in the museum and the archives.
Presentation of the documentation and archiving strategy: Martin Robb (National Programme Manager Information Governance).
Speakers: Frank Dittmann (Deutsches Museum), Robert Bud and Oliver Carpenter (Science Museum), Philip Greatorex and Will Bell (Sellafield), Sandra Kemp (Lancaster).
Workshop in Thurso: Group work: draft a position paper on nuclear cultural heritage
Friday 13th September 2019
List of participants
Samuel Alberti, Keeper of Science and Technology, the National Museum of Scotland
Will Bell, Information and Records Manager, Sellafield
Robert Bud, Emeritus, Science Museum London
Ele Carpenter, Reader in Curating, Goldsmiths
Oliver Carpenter, Curator of Infrastructure and Built Environment, Science Museum London
Phil Cartwright, Head of Reactor Operations, Dounreay Site Ltd.
Wayne Cocroft, manages the Historic Places Investigation East team, and chairs the internal Military and First World War Network, Historic England,
Frank Dittman, Deutsches Museum, Curator of Energy Technology, Power Engineering and Automation, Deutsches Museum, Germany
David Flear, Dounreay Stakeholder Group
Philip Greatorex, Knowledge and Information Manager, Sellafield
James Gunn, Heritage Officer, Dounreay Site Ltd
Ron Hibbert, Senior Project Manager, Reactor Breeder Operations, Dounreay Site Ltd
Raymond Hill, Senior Project Manager DFR operations, Dounreay Site Ltd
Jonathan Hogg, Senior Lecturer in Twentieth Century History, University of Liverpool
Sandra Kemp, Professor and Director of the Ruskin-Library, Museum and Research Centre, Lancaster University
Susan Molyneux-Hodgson, Professor of Sociology, Exeter University
Egle Rindzeviciute, Associate Professor of Criminology and Sociology, Kingston University London
Martin Robb, National Programme Manager Information Governance, NDA
Linda Ross, PhD, University of the Highlands and Islands
Roger Saxon, Chairman, Dounreay Stakeholder Group
Anna Storm, Professor of Technology and Social Change, Linkoping University, Sweden
Aditi Verma, Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics, Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD, France
At Nucleus archives: Chris Sinclair, Site Manager, and Gordon Reid, Head Archivist.
Caithness Horizons Museum sadly remains closed. The director: Joanne Howdle.