Between the Autumn and Spring (usually October to May) we organise a programme of monthly lectures on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons; these are held in the Lecture Theatre of the Grosvenor Museum unless otherwise stated. Our lectures cover a wide range of topics and are given by speakers who are experts in their field. In addition, conferences are occasionally organised in partnership with other organisations. Admission to lectures is free to members of the Society. Visitors are welcome on payment of an admission fee, normally £4.00. Students free entry with valid student card (except Newstead lecture)

Lecture Programme 2017-18

Please take your seats at least five minutes before a lecture is scheduled to start so that meetings can begin on time.

Wednesday 4thOctober 2017 at 7:30pm
Medieval Tiles and the Cistercians
Cllr Janet Axworthy (Chairman, Chester Archaeological Society)

Wednesday 8thNovember 2017 at 7:30pm
Battle of Burnswark: Roman assault and archaeological intrigue
Dr John Reid (Chairman, The Trimontium Trust)

Saturday 9thDecember 2017 at 2:30pm
Hadrian’s Wall: J.C. Bruce, Henry Richardson and the creation of the modern view of Hadrian’s Wall
Prof David Breeze (Author and former Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Scotland)

Saturday 13thJanuary 2018 at 2:30pm
Life and Death in 17th Century London.
Michael Henderson (Museum of London Archaeology & Crossrail project)

Wednesday 7thFebruary 2018 at 7:30pm
Newstead Memorial Lecture
POSTPONED bad weather in Orkney has prevented the presenter travelling to Chester.
Once a new date is confirmed original reservations will stand providing you reconfirm when requested to do so 

The Ness of Brodgar – the true heart of Neolithic society?
Nick Card (Director of the Ness of Brodgar Project, University of Highlands and Islands)
Entrance by reservation only. Members need to ring Alan Williams 07746473322 or email
After 1st January 2018 visitor reservations will be accepted with £5 entrance donation

Saturday 10thMarch 2018 at 2:30pm
The Roman Rural Settlement Project
Prof Michael Fulford (University of Reading)

Wednesday 11thApril 2018 at 7:30pm
AGM followed by:
Commanding Britannia’s Western Frontier: The Roman fortresses of Deva Victrix and Isca Silurum
Dr Caroline Pudney (University of Chester)

Saturday 12thMay 2018 at 2:30pm
Settling Down, moving on and coming back – prehistoric discoveries at Llanfaethlu, Anglesey
Catherine Rees (C R Archaeology)