Is law strong enough to protect historic sites?

The University of Buckingham.The Radcliffe Centre,Church Street. 090708M-A043 ENGPNL00120110606153253
The University of Buckingham.The Radcliffe Centre,Church Street. 090708M-A043 ENGPNL00120110606153253

Should criminal measures be introduced to prevent metal detectorists from searching for treasure, causing irreparable harm to sites of archaeological interest?

The piecemeal and limited protection of our cultural heritage in the UK is the subject of a University of Buckingham lecture at the Radcliffe Centre at 6.30pm on Tuesday, November 4.

Professor of law, Judith Bray, will consider whether the law is robust enough to ensure that finds of historical interest are protected.

The lecture is open to the public and admission is free, with drinks and nibbles served afterwards.