Jodrell Bank Observatory added to World Heritage List

Congratulations to Professors Teresa Anderson and Tim O’Brien! They are currently in Baku and will now no doubt be celebrating with their team as JBO has just been inscribed as a World Heritage Site!

The chairperson thanked for the “massive expression of support”, comments made included “impressive nomination”, “inspiration”, “protecting scientific knowledge”.

Full details on UNESCO press release: https://www.unesco.org.uk/news/press-release/jodrell-bank-world-heritage-site-press-release/

“Outstanding universal value”

JAMES BRIDGE, SECRETARY-GENERAL AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND UK NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR UNESCO, SAID:

“Congratulations to Jodrell Bank UNESCO World Heritage Site!

The recognition by UNESCO of the outstanding universal value of Jodrell Bank, a University of Manchester body, symbolises the UK’s and its universities’, engineers’, educators’ and scientists’ role both in contributing to the foundations and cutting edge of science and engineering in the past and a how they, as part of a global community, will build on this legacy in the future”.

(Photos from the live feed showing Prof Anderson thanking UNESCO and all at JBO)

2 thoughts on “Jodrell Bank Observatory added to World Heritage List

  1. Fantastic news I’ve seen jodrell bank telescope nearly everyday for the past 53years. I love it.
    Really pleased to hear this news.

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