Photo of LHSF attendees for Caterina Scott's talk on Second World War memory institutions.

Brilliant Insight Given Into Lincolnshire’s Second World War Memory Institutions

Talk event summary

Once again the Lincolnshire Heritage Student Forum (LHSF) were treated to an insightful talk on Thursday 25 April, this time given by Caterina Scott BA Hons, MA, Museum Curator and Trustee at Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre. The talk was a hybrid event, and was attended by students and academics from Lincoln and Bishop Grosseteste universities. We also had the absolute pleasure of meeting Caterina’s mum Marjorie, who came to support her daughter.


Caterina is currently studying for her PhD, and this was an opportunity for her to share some of her research, in which she delved into the former use and current status of some of the lesser known RAF Bomber Command airfield sites, such as RAF Wickenby and RAF North Killingholme (North Lincolnshire). Caterina also discussed Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre, and the talk touched on some important points around the pros and cons of museum accreditation, for which this Second World War memory institution is currently applying.


We were very lucky to have Caterina’s permission to record the session, and this can now be viewed in full here:

You can download the slides as a PDF here: Setting Up Lincolnshire’s Second World War Memory Institutions – Influence and Affect – Slides.

These talks have been run in a collaboration between the University of Lincoln, Bishop Grosseteste University, and the Lincolnshire Heritage Forum. Our thanks go to Erik Grigg for introducing the talk, and for organising the room for us to host the event at Bishop Grosseteste University.

Thank you also to all those who came and joined us online.

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