The life of Riley:

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Description of Activity

Talks and discussion inspired by the late Professor Ray Riley as a seminal figure at the University & City of Portsmouth.

Ray published widely on the geography of defence, industrial archaeology, dockyard technology, First World War women dockyard workers, Portsmouth urban history and heritage, and how socio-economic factors influenced perceptions of heritage. Speakers will present some of his wide interests and research – showing how his research and teaching created an enduring legacy.
Period9 Sept 2023
Event typeConference
LocationPortsmouth, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • geography of defence
  • industrial archaeology
  • Portsmouth urban history
  • women dockyard workers
  • perceptions of heritage
  • T. E. Owen
  • Portsmouth mapping