Member Council

NHSF's Member Council is the primary subcommittee of NHSF and its role is to initiate and direct the Forum's heritage science activities, notably the activities it undertakes to implement the Strategic Framework for Heritage Science in the UK.

The Member Council was established in 2021 as part of a change in NHSF's governance to create a distinction between the Board of Trustees and the body of members who collectively inform the Forum's activities. Members of the Council are drawn from Forum's membership and the goal is that they should represent the breadth of interests of the heritage science community.

Member Council meeting - 11th October 2021

This meeting received an update from the infrastructure team at AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council) including key findings from the research recently undertaken by three Policy & Engagement Fellows into heritage science research infrastructure.

The meeting received reports from each of NHSF's three working groups on progress towards the goals of the Strategic Framework for Heritage Science in the UK, as well as the topics that the groups plan to address in the 2022-23 membership year. You can see the slides from these presentations below:

Skilled and diverse heritage science community: working group (pdf)

Excellent research: working group (pdf)

Demonstrable social and economic impact: working group (pdf)