Fri, 17 Jun


The Grosvenor Museum

'Firm' Foundations - Lecture

A lunchtime lecture introducing some key aspects of Chester’s natural heritage: its geology and physical landscape - including the local rusty red bedrock and the course of the Dee. Plus how these aspects have influenced the city’s origins and development. Free event.

'Firm' Foundations - Lecture

Time & Location

17 Jun, 12:15 – 13:30

The Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor St, Cheshire, Chester CH1 2DD, UK

About the event

This illustrated lecture is intended for a lay audience and will go back 250 million years as well as cover the impact of the last ice age. Discover how the area’s physical geography was an important factor in the Roman’s selecting the site for the fortress of Deva, some 2000 years ago, and how it has influenced Chester’s subsequent history.

Please note: this lecture is not intended for children, although suitable for older teenagers; booking of this free event is not necessary; the lecture theatre will be open 30 minutes before the lecture start time of 12:15; and we request that you are seated at least 5 minutes before this and observe any current Covid regulations or guidance.

The lecture is being given by Paul Hyde, former Heritage Interpretation Officer for the city and member of Chester Civic Trust. Paul is also giving two lectures on Saturday 18 June: Chester’s 3 Rs, about three things that help to make the city distinctive; and 20th Century Chester.

Chester’s 3 Rs is the title of a walk being led by Paul on Sunday 19 June and Monday 20 June. Also, on these days he will lead another walk, Heading South! down Lower Bridge Street to the Roman quarry in Edgar’s Field Park.

Please see the calendar of events for full details of all Paul’s events.  Also note: while all his events are free, advanced booking of the walks is necessary; and none of the events are intended for children, although are suitable for older teenagers.

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