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Unless stated otherwise, events in this region are organised by the Society’s Cheshire and North Wales Regional Committee.

Regional contact: Col (retd) Tony Davidson email cnw@rgs.org

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The Vikings of Wirral - Professor Stephen Harding

 Monday 20 February 7.30pm–9.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm)
 Lecture (Chester)

This lecture will explain the impact and legacy of the Vikings’ arrival on the Wirral peninsula over 1,100 years ago. Joint event with Society of Thirteen.

Venue: Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD. Please note, capacity is limited, places are not reserved and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis once doors open; please arrive in good time to avoid disappointment. An overflow facility with a live link to the lecture will be available when possible.

Places: £5 (donation) on entry, RGS-IBG members free.


Bombay mix - Gill Miller

 Tuesday 14 March 7.30pm–9.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm)
 Lecture (Chester)

India is changing rapidly and this lecture is an exploration of India's identity and the challenges it faces in becoming one nation. Joint event with University of Chester.

Venue: Best Building, Chester University, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ.

Places: free and open to all.


Russia and Europe: what next? - John Pilkington

 Monday 20 March 7.30pm–9.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm)
 Lecture (Chester)

The pattern of events that go back more than a century to the Great Game, and since the demise of the USSR, has left some countries in a frozen state. Joint event with Society of Thirteen.

Venue: Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD.  Please note, capacity is limited, places are not reserved and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis once doors open; please arrive in good time to avoid disappointment. An overflow facility with a live link to the lecture will be available when possible.

Places: £5 (donation) on entry, RGS-IBG members free.


Rural places - Professor John Shepherd, Birkbeck, University of London, Ian Baker, Small Woods Association, Jeremy Pickles, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

 Wednesday 24 May 10.00am–3.30pm (doors open at 9.30am)
 Seminar (Chester)

The seminar will explore how 'rural' is a spectrum of places (from coast to countryside) rather than a binary (urban versus rural). Joint event with University of Chester and Rural Services Network.

Venue: University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ.

Tickets: free, book in advance. Contact Rural Services Network telephone 01822 851370 email events@sparse.gov.uk


Cheshire's forgotten salt-makers: sea salt production on the Wirral - Anthony Annakin-Smith

 Monday 19 June 7.30pm–9.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm)
 Lecture (Chester)

The lecture describes a little-known story of local salt-making in Tudor times by means of sea-salt boiling, and the progressive local family who made it all happen. Joint event with Society of Thirteen.

Venue: Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD.

Places: £5 (donation) on entry, RGS-IBG members free.

This event will be preceded by the AGM of the Society of Thirteen.


Many waters - Simon Corble

 Saturday 22 July 10.30am–1.00pm
 Guided Discovering Britain trail (Monyash)

Although it now has only one small mere, Monyash means ‘many waters’ and it used to have five, which were of considerable importance to the village. Discover more on this trail down Lathkill Dale.

Meeting place: Village Green, Monyash, DE45.

Places: free, book in advance. Optional pub lunch afterwards at Bulls Head PH. Contact Chris Speight email gschris@cspeight.plus.com

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