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 …

  1. Robert Sneddon

    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?"

  2. Roj Blake Silver badge

    Doctor Who

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

    1. graeme leggett

      Re: Doctor Who

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

    2. Hey Nonny Nonny Mouse

      Re: Doctor Who

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

      You are mistaken.

  3. breakfast

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

  4. DLSmith

    Quasers?

    I think it's Quasars.

    1. Will Godfrey Silver badge
      Happy

      Re: Quasers?

      I fink yer rite

    2. Roj Blake Silver badge

      Re: Quasers?

      A quaser is a cross between a quasar and a Quaver

      1. Anonymous Blowhard

        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?

        1. Trigonoceps occipitalis

          Re: Quasers?

          Quasers

          Weren't they banned during the war on fat?

          1. MachDiamond Silver badge

            Re: Quasers?

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

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

    3. hplasm Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: Quasers?

      Set Quasers on stub, Mr Spork!

      Star Trek :Dyslexia

      1. Woza
        Joke

        Re: Quasers?

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

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    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.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: UNESCO World Heritage (minus USA)

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

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: UNESCO World Heritage (minus USA)

        Smouldering crater more like.

        1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

          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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      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        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.

        1. Cynical Observer

          Re: UNESCO World Heritage (minus USA)

          @AC

          It's just you.

      3. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        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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  6. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    960,000,000GB of data per day

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

    1. AndrueC Silver badge
      Joke

      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.

      1. My other car is an IAV Stryker
        Trollface

        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..."

    2. CustardGannet

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

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

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Set quasers to stun.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    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.

    1. Lars Silver badge
      Happy

      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.

      1. I3N
        Pint

        Re: what is Unesco?

        Well if you like tacos ...

        UNESCO designates Tucson as World City of Gastronomy

        along with your pint.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        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?

      3. Colin Wilson 2

        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."

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

        1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

          Re: what is Unesco?

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

          Isn't Doctor Who a world heritage site ?

  9. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken Silver badge

    12345/12345... 12345/12345

    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)

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Famous

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

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

  11. Winkypop Silver badge
    Thumb Up

    Went there once

    Terrific.

    Well worth a visit.

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