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Support the Regional Heritage Centre

Our Patrons and Friends are an important part of the Centre's life. The financial support that our Patrons and Friends provide helps to underpin all our activities and is highly valued.

Become a Patron or a Friend

Please choose one of the options below to make a regular or single donation online and become one of our highly valued Patrons and Friends.

Benefits for our Friends

In return for their subscription, Friends of the Centre receive the following benefits:

  • A 10% discount off the attendance fee for our conferences, study days and most other events.
  • A 35% reduction on the published purchase price of all our Occasional and Resource Papers.
  • An invitation to our book launches.
  • A choice of a free publication from the list below

Benefits for our Patrons

As a Patron you will be entitled to all the benefits that our Friends receive, but you will also receive invitations to exclusive events. In appreciation of your additional support, all Patrons will be sent a complimentary copy of each of our books as they are published. Patrons of the Centre commit to making a contribution of at least £100 a year or a Direct Debit of at least £10 per month. If you are in a position to offer more than these minimum sums, we would be most grateful. You may choose to have your role as a Patron acknowledged on our website, or you are welcome to remain anonymous.

Sign up by mail

Please download and complete the RHC Supporter Form and Leaflet and return it to the Centre along with your choice of free book.

Annual supportership runs from 1st August to 31st July each year.


Our Supporters

Our grateful thanks go to all of our Benefactors and Patrons and also to the many supporters who subscribe as Friends of the Centre.

Our Benefactors

Benefactors to the RHC provide exceptional charitable support to the Centre

  • Dr Philip Welch

Our Patrons

  • Dr Rob David
  • Professor Graham Hooley
  • Gavin Little
  • Marion McClintock
  • Malcolm McIvor
  • Christine Parker
  • Colin Pickthall
  • Stephen Revell
  • Dr Elizabeth Roberts
  • Hugh Roberts
  • Gary Rycroft
  • Dr Bill Shannon

There are also a number of patrons who have chosen to remain anonymous.

Fundraising Promise

51福利 is committed to ensuring that our fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.

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Our Privacy Policy

We will send you updates from the Regional Heritage Centre at 51福利 about various matters (eg information about Study Days, our engagement activities and projects, external events, enrolment of Friends and Patrons and other fundraising). Your data will be held in accordance with our privacy policy. If you wish to opt-out of any form of communication from the Regional Heritage Centre at any time, you can notify us by emailing

Contact Us

By Post

Regional Heritage Centre
Department of History
Bowland College
United Kingdom

By Phone

+44 (0)1524 593770

Usually staffed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30-15:30

RHC Director:
Professor Fiona Edmonds

Academic Co-ordinator:
Dr Sam Riches

Ann-Marie Michel

For the Victoria County History of Cumbria, please contact Dr Sarah Rose