back to article Top of the radio charts: Jodrell Bank goes for UNESCO World Heritage status

Jodrell Bank is going forward for nomination as a World Heritage Site early in 2018. As featured in Geek’s Guide to Britain, Jodrell Bank is home to the Lovell Telescope, the third largest steerable radio telescope in the world, and "probably the only Grade 1 listed structure that’s on wheel," according to the site. The …

No-brainer

The Lovell Telescope is such an obvious candidate for recognition as a World Heritage Site I'm just amazed it didn't happen decades ago. "Show of hands? Right, unanimous. Approved. Next candidate?"

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Doctor Who

Unless I mistaken, it's where the Fourth Doctor met his demise.

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Re: Doctor Who

It was his end, but the moment had been prepared for.

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"Unless I mistaken, it's where the Fourth Doctor met his demise."

You are mistaken.

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And they say public-owned banks are a bad idea.

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Quasers?

I think it's Quasars.

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Happy

Re: Quasers?

I fink yer rite

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Re: Quasers?

A quaser is a cross between a quasar and a Quaver

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Re: Quasers?

"A quaser is a cross between a quasar and a Quaver"

So a crunchy snack with an energy output equivalent to millions of stars?

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Quasers

Weren't they banned during the war on fat?

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Coat

Re: Quasers?

Set Quasers on stub, Mr Spork!

Star Trek :Dyslexia

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Quaser or Quasar? As long as they're not Quagaars...

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"Weren't they banned during the war on fat?"

Not banned……. never banned. Just taxed more.

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UNESCO World Heritage (minus USA)

"United Nations" indeed. The USA seems to be intent on being 'exceptional' for all the wrong reasons. It is pulling out of UNESCO, if you haven't seen the news...

But I agree the Jodrell metal beauty should be preserved and respected.

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Re: UNESCO World Heritage (minus USA)

The way Trump is going, the whole of the USA will be a heritage site.

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Re: UNESCO World Heritage (minus USA)

Smouldering crater more like.

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Re: UNESCO World Heritage (minus USA)

USA 'heritage' ?

Harold: What I'm looking for is someone who can contribute to what England has given to the world: culture, sophistication, genius. A little bit more than an 'ot dog, know what I mean?

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Re: UNESCO World Heritage (minus USA)

The way Trump is going, the whole of the USA will be a heritage site.

Right. Because Trump = USA, in exactly the same way that May = UK.

Now is it just me, or is much of Europe eager to punish the UK for its Brexit "sin"? Anyone care to weigh in on whether or not part of that punishment will take the form of UNESCO snubbing Jodrell Bank? I'd bet on it. The pettiness of bureaucrats seems to be a universal constant.

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Re: UNESCO World Heritage (minus USA)

@AC

It's just you.

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Re: UNESCO World Heritage (minus USA)

The way Trump is going, the whole of the USA will be a heritage site.

ESC = Education, Science and Culture. Trump doesn't do science, and culture isn't a word often associated with the US. Education is still a strong point in some places, but is it enough?

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960,000,000GB of data per day

Well that's another exabyte storage house planned then. Maybe they should go directly to Yottabyte ?

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Re: 960,000,000GB of data per day

Maybe they should go directly to Yottabyte ?

Good data there you have. Important insights it will bring.

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"You're gonna need a bigger hard drive."

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Re: 960,000,000GB of data per day

More like "Important insights bring it will."

The first phrase ("good data...") also makes me think of: "Nice data you have there. Shame if something should happen to it..."

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Set quasers to stun.

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what is Unesco?

Never heard of it before until it popped in the news as being a group of has beens pushing politics. Pretty sure whatever it is, it has no status.

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Re: what is Unesco?

I have to assume you don't know Wikipedia.org either.

As for status, they have as much as countries give them and according to some Americans too much.

A list of World Heritage sites in the USA you find here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_Heritage_Sites_in_the_United_States

As far as I can remember some Americans have opposed some of the new sites added to the list because it prevents them from exploiting them economically. In case Obama is in some way involved I have a feeling I can guess who is behind this change. and why, but I would need an American to add the numbers. An example of the status they have, is for instance. that say McDonald's is not allowed to hang their name on the Statue of Liberty.

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Re: what is Unesco?

Well if you like tacos ...

UNESCO designates Tucson as World City of Gastronomy

along with your pint.

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Re: what is Unesco?

An example of the status they have, is for instance. that say McDonald's is not allowed to hang their name on the Statue of Liberty.

Well - they can. But they'd be in danger of losing world heritage status for the Statue of Liberty.

So what they're effectively arguing that they don't want the status because they may lose it if they exploit it?

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"An example of the status they have, is for instance. that say McDonald's is not allowed to hang their name on the Statue of Liberty."

... and the BBC won't be able to film Doctor Who at Jodrell Bank ?

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... and the BBC won't be able to film Doctor Who at Jodrell Bank ?

Isn't Doctor Who a world heritage site ?

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Her husband works in Jodrell Bank, he's home late in the morning

Had he been a lawyer, he wouldn't work for pennies

Prefab Sprout, Technique (Swoon, 1984)

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Famous

Yeah yeah, quasars, billion year old radio transmissions....meh!

It's really famous 'cause it was on the telly in Dr Who!

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Went there once

Terrific.

Well worth a visit.

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