Heritage Open Days to take place at WUC

August 2021

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Writtle University College (WUC) has announced plans to host two Heritage Open Days in September 2021.

Established in 1984, this country-wide festival takes place each September. Events allow access to pre-agreed buildings or estates that are not usually available to the public. Many participants also offer talks and tours about local heritage. All events are free, though pre-booking may be required.

In 2021, Heritage Open Days' theme will be 'Edible England'. Writtle University College has created two events to celebrate the institution's long history of land-based courses and beautiful countryside campus.

On Friday 10th September, Senior Lecturer Sandra Nicholson will trace the development of the estate and changes to the landscape over WUC's 128 year history.

On Saturday 11th September, practicing artist and WUC Course Manager Sam Humphreys will lead a walk through the grounds of WUC, visiting the secluded gardens and animals that are tended to by the staff and students throughout the year, with a chance to draw at each stopping point.

For more information, visit https://www.chelmsfordhod.co.uk/.