This proposal aims to communicate recent European scientific research on the protection of cultural heritage and its contribution to a sustainable society by the delivery of a 2-week Advanced Study Course to an audience of young researchers. The course will be presented by a team of scientists, cultural heritage practitioners and policy-makers, emphasising the interdisciplinary nature of research in this area and its relevance to societal issues. The speakers are experts in their fields or end-users of research and most are either currently or have been involved in EC-funded research projects. The source material for the course will be drawn mainly from EC projects that have recently been completed or are currently in progress. There will be 16 speakers from 10 European countries and places for 40 European students. The course will be hosted by UCL and is planned to take place in the spring of 2003.