Between the Autumn and Spring (usually September 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 £5.00. Students free entry with valid student card (except Newstead lecture).

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Lecture Programme 2021-22

Due to government pandemic restrictions the lecture programme will be presented via Zoom.
Please familiarise yourself with CAS’s Zoom etiquette guide


Wednesday 1st September at 7:30 pm, this lecture was:
“Nighthawking – Is Nighthawking stealing our shared past history?”
Presented by: PC Ashley Tether – Cheshire Rural Crime Team Heritage Lead on Heritage Crime
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Wednesday 6th October  at 7:30 pm, this lecture was:
“Negotiating Viking Age Furnished Burials at or near Ecclesiastical Sites in the Irish Sea Area”
Presented by: Dr Danica Ramsey-Brimberg, University of Liverpool
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This lecture was recorded and is available to view towards the bottom of this page


Wednesday 3rd November at 7:30 pm, this lecture was:
“In the Footsteps of Trebellius Maximus”
Presented by: Dr Caroline Pudney, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Chester
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This lecture was recorded and is available to view towards the bottom of this page


Wednesday 1st December at 7:30 pm, this lecture will be:
“Recent research on the early medieval monastery of Lindisfarne (Holy Island)”
Presented by: Dr David Petts, Associate Professor, Durham University
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Wednesday 5th January at 7:30 pm, this lecture was:
“The first conservationists? Land management and environmental impacts in the 10th millennium BC”
Presented by: Dr Barry Taylor, Senior Lecturer, University of Chester

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Non-members can purchase a ticket at a cost of £5 here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/chester-archaeological-society


Wednesday 2nd February at 7:30 pm, this lecture was:
“Excavations at Grosvenor Park, Chester”
Presented by: Julie Edwards, Senior Archaeologists, CWaC and Dan Garner, Research Associate and Visiting Lecturer, University of Chester
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Wednesday 2nd March at 7:30 pm, this lecture was:
“The Human Remains Project”
Presented by: Dr Ruth Nugent , UKRI Future Leader’s Fellow: The Human Remains Project, University of Liverpool
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Wednesday 6th April at 7:30 pm, this lecture will be:
“The Northgate Development: the Archaeological Response”
Presented by: Mark Leah, Development Management Archaeologist and Team Leader, Mark Leah
Development Management Archaeologist and Team Leader, CWaC
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Where possible lectures and short talks will be recorded and made available
Recorded lectures will initially be made available in the Members’ Area
Two weeks later the recordings will be available on this page for non members