Graham Fairclough Guest Lecturer In November, the Centre was very pleased to welcome Graham Fairclough to Willowbank. Graham spent the day with our second year students discussing heritage through the lens of a landscape perspective and informing us of recent developments in landscape policies in the UK and Europe. Graham also joined us as our guest later that evening in the Bright Salon as the Willowbank community gathered for the Per Neumeyer Bursary Dinner. Graham is Director of the Landscape Research Group as well as Strategic Research Adviser at Newcastle University, both in the UK. He led the development and implementation of Historic Landscape Characterisation at English Heritage and has worked with the Council of Europe on the European Landscape Convention and the Faro Convention. His activities and research focus mainly on historic landscapes, interdisciplinary landscape studies, as well as heritage and archaeological resource management. Graham is also joint Editor of the British journal 'Landscapes'. Director's Activities November was also the occasion of The Niagara Foundation's annual Living Landmark Dinner where Lisa Prosper was the evening's guest speaker. In December, as part of the Centre's activities under the recently signed MOU with the UNESCO-affiliated Shanghai-based World Heritage Institute for Training and Research in the Asia-Pacific Region (WHITRAP), Lisa and Julian travelled to UNESCO headquarters in Paris to participate in a meeting reflecting on the implementation of the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) two years after its adoption. The HUL Recommendation is a new framework that aims to integrate conservation of the built environment into the wider goals of sustainable urban development.