Iron with coralie acheson
This episode was recorded at Cherry Red’s Cafe Bar in Birmingham. In it, Anna talks to local archaeologist Coralie Acheson about the material which makes the region the birthplace of the industrial revolution, iron. Coralie talks about the nearby Ironbridge Gorge and her research into its heritage. Special thanks to Sarah Cosgriff, Jon Wood and the Birmingham Sci Comm socials team for hosting the event and to Martin Khechara for sound and lighting support on the night.
Coralie Acheson is an archaeologist and heritage tourism researcher studying how tourists encounter and engage with the heritage of the industrial revolution. Her day job as a heritage consultant is all about how to manage the old stuff that’s all around us through the planning system. When not doing that she’s been researching tourism in Ironbridge Gorge, where for the last few years she’s been spending a lot of time standing about on the first bridge in the world to be made of iron.
Follow Coralie on Twitter.