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UK's iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory nominated as World Heritage Site

Joe Werner

Re: this is not about space or science...

Hm. Well... yes, this is one of the things I immediately thought of: glorify past researches, cut funds for research at the same time. And tell universities what the research has to be about. There used to be independence in teaching and research, but that was long ago... (it seems).

Still: no, I don't like some of the heritage buildings. Actually I really dislike them. However, just 60-70 years or so ago city centres in mainland Europe were destroyed (well, what had survived the war) because the buildings were not modern and place for the car friendly cities was needed. Today we mourn these losses. So: heritage protection is probably a good thing.

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