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Cheshire and North Wales

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

Regional Chair: Dr Diane Spivey email cnw@rgs.org 

Coming up


Shackleton’s Endurance: discovering our shared Antarctic heritage

  • Friday 8 April - Saturday 11 June
  • Exhibition (Manchester)

The first UK tour venue of the Society’s Enduring Eye exhibition, showcasing the newly digitised images of Frank Hurley and exploring ‘local hero’ connections with the expedition through talks, educational workshops, film screenings and joint Collections displays. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Venue: Manchester Central Library, St Peters Square, Manchester, M2 5PD.

Related events taking place at Manchester Central Library:

Tour of Enduring Eye exhibition with Alasdair MacLeod

  • Wednesday 25 May 2.00pm–4.00pm
  • Exhibition guided tour (Manchester)

A guided tour of the exhibition, including original Collections items lent by the Society and the special exhibition content ‘Shackleton’s Endurance: discovering our shared Antarctic Heritage’, which explores local links between the expedition and Manchester.

Places: free, please book in advance online.

South: A film record of Shackleton’s Endurance expedition

  • Wednesday 25 May 5.30pm–7.45pm
  • Film screening (Manchester)

An introduction to the life and work of Frank Hurley by Alasdair MacLeod, Head of Enterprise and Resources, RGS-IBG, followed by a screening of Frank Hurley’s silent film ‘South’ with a live accompaniment by musician and performer John Sweeney.

Places: free, please book in advance online.


Salt, subsidence and science in the industrial heart of Cheshire - Dr Nigel Cassidy, Keele University

  • Saturday 21 May 10.30am–3.30pm
  • Field visit (Northwich)

This guided visit around Lion Salt Works will be followed by a lecture and Q&A on the geology of the local salt geography and the science behind subsidence. Joint event with North Staffordshire Group of the Geologists' Association.

Meeting place: Lion Salt Works, Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, CW9 6ES.

Places: £10 (optional cafe lunch extra). Contact Diane Spivey telephone 07708 427332 email dianespivey@btconnect.com


Time and tide - Dr Diane Spivey

  • Sunday 12 June 10.30am–3.00pm
  • Guided walk (Flint)

A linear three-mile walk along a section of the Wales Coast Path to discover how the estuary landscape has evolved over time with the influence of natural and human processes. Return by public bus.

Meeting place: Flint Castle car park, Castle Road, Flint, CH6 5PH. Places: £5. Contact Diane Spivey telephone 07708 427332 email dianespivey@btconnect.com

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