New Heritage Officer for Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

We are delighted to announce that Hannah Niblett has joined the team here at Jodrell Bank as our new Heritage Officer. Hannah will be helping to deliver our First Light at Jodrell Bank project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and developing ways of preserving and interpreting Jodrell Bank’s inspirational heritage.

Hannah is a heritage engagement specialist who comes to us from the University of Manchester Library Special Collections, where she managed social history archives and developed public, community and academic engagement programmes. She has also worked with the University’s institutional and scientific object collections, has recently completed an MA in Museum Studies, and has a research interest in academic heritage.

Hannah has said ‘Although the history of radio astronomy is a new area for me, the Jodrell Bank philosophy that science is part of our shared culture is something I strongly believe in, and I’m massively excited to be joining the team as we embark on delivering the First Light project. I’m especially looking forward to working with our audiences and communities to collect and interpret the shared history of Jodrell Bank’   

Head of Engagement, Julia Riley says “As we wait to hear about our case for UNESCO World Heritage Site status, and embark on our ambitious new First Light Project, this is an exciting time for the Discovery Centre. We have lots of work to do over the next few years and we’re thrilled to have such a well-qualified, experienced, and motivated new member of our team. Hannah will be a great asset”

You can find out more about First Light at Jodrell Bank here.