Historic Towns Trust Historical Map and Atlas of Chester – Public Consultation

Chester Town Hall Northgate Street, Chester

Come and tell us what aspects of Chester's past should be presented to the public! Together the Historic Towns Trust (HTT), the University of Chester, and Chester Archaeological Society are producing an Historical Map of Chester and working towards an Historical Atlas of Chester. Peruse the draft Historical Map and tell us which sites we

Migration Stories North West – Touring Exhibition

Chester Town Hall Northgate Street, Chester

Migration Stories North West (2021-24) is a National Lottery Heritage Fund project mapping histories of migration in and out of the North West of England from the Roman period to the present day. The project is led by five North West partners and supported by historians and heritage organisations from around the region and beyond.

The Emperor’s new clothes: voices from the margins

Chester Town Hall Northgate Street, Chester

Within all elements of society there are voices that are prioritised because of their size. With a focus on the loudest and the largest it is possible to miss the voices from the margins with their myriad of new ideas and ways of thinking. Although this extends to all areas of society, in this talk

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We look but do we really see? … exploring and understanding local landscapes

Chester Town Hall Northgate Street, Chester

Have you ever stopped to consider or ask questions about where you live, work, or places you like to visit (a house, building, village, town, forest)? Often we rarely notice something that is right in front of us as we go about our daily lives: the lion on top of a Chester car park, the

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Forgotten But Not Lost. How a great medical pioneer, once lost from the collective public memory, was rediscovered

Chester Town Hall Northgate Street, Chester

This talk will explore the great story of a remarkable woman. Janet Vaughan lived from 1899 to 1993. One of the few women to qualify as a doctor in 1925, within 10 years she published a classic book on the anaemias and was teaching in the British Postgraduate Medical School at Hammersmith. She was seventh

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Connecting Ideas: Shaping the Future City

Chester Town Hall Northgate Street, Chester

This panel discussion will provide a platform for discussion about the ways we can shape the city of Chester for the future. The event will bring together a range of experts in sustainability, transport and politics to connect and develop ideas on strategies to ensure a prosperous, healthier, greener and fairer future for all of

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Migration Stories North West – Touring Exhibition

Chester Town Hall Northgate Street, Chester

Migration Stories North West (2021-24) is a National Lottery Heritage Fund project mapping histories of migration in and out of the North West of England from the Roman period to the present day. The project is led by five North West partners and supported by historians and heritage organisations from around the region and beyond.

Event Series Touching Success

Floella Benjamin: Facing Adversity With A Smile

Chester Town Hall Northgate Street, Chester

In this free public talk, Floella will tell of her childhood journey to England as a ten year old girl, a story which she wrote as a best selling book ‘Coming to England’. She will go on to talk about her transition from trainee bank clerk to actress. Occasionally Floella will use song to describes this

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George Cuitt (1779-1854): Chester’s Greatest Regency Artist

Chester Town Hall Northgate Street, Chester

George Cuitt resided in Chester from 1804 to 1821. Here he launched his remarkable career as artist and etcher being called “one of the finest, in his chosen line the very finest, of our native etchers.” His published plates were judged to “have no equal in Britain and no superior in the similar school of any

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Minted: Making Money and Meaning The Coins in West Cheshire Museums’ collection

Chester Town Hall Northgate Street, Chester

West Cheshire Museums’ care for an amazing money collection containing coins, jettons and paper money. It not only charts the history of people’s interaction with wealth, but documents political issues, cultural attachments and even fashion. This lecture examines how money was made, how it was used by those who created it, and what it meant

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The Idea of Happiness-And How to Achieve It

Chester Town Hall Northgate Street, Chester

It was the American Declaration of Independence that introduced the idea of "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness" as unalienable rights.  4th July 1776 is the date when the modern idea of a right to happiness was born – and this talk by Gyles Brandreth will explore the idea of happiness as it has developed across

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