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March 2017

Charles Darwin

14th March 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

After our usual short Annual General Meeting, Dr Simon la Frenais will be giving us a talk covering Darwin's early life, the voyage of the Beagle and what happened when he came back.  

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April 2017

Cheshire before the Romans

11th April 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

This month Elizabeth Royles from the Grosvenor Museum in Chester will be telling us about pre-Roman Cheshire.

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May 2017

Kill or cure!

9th May 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Pauline Lloyd will be telling us about healthcare in Manchester from Georgian times, Manchester's first infirmary being founded in 1752, to the present day.  Discover the medic with the mummy, the maternity home in a pub, a nursing heroine, the doctor who penned a thesaurus and John Dalton's opinion of medical students!

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June 2017

The history of the chemical industry in Runcorn and Widnes

13th June 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Dr Diana Leitch MBE telling us all about the chemical industry in Runcorn and Widnes with additional references to Northwich.

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July 2017

The Knutsford Hoard

11th July 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Vanessa Oakden, the Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Liaison Office for Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside will be telling us about the Knutsford Hoard.

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September 2017

Not on Solid Ground

12th September 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Colin Edmondson, an amateur historian, researcher and writer, will be taking a look at the effect of salt mining at Marston and Northwich.  

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October 2017

A Cheshire Diary from 1919 – 1930

10th October 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

The talk this month is given by Edward Hilditch whose grandfather lived in Cheshire and kept a diary.  He lived at Elworth, Sandbach and worked at Fodens.  The talk this evening covers a period of relative prosperity when Edward's grandfather gained promotion at work and was able to buy a few luxuries.

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November 2017

It’s About Time

14th November 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

This month Professor Ian Morison, who has worked at Jodrell Bank since 1965, will be talking about how the passage of time has been measured over the centuries and the problems of synchronising clocks one with another (will train timetables be mentioned perhaps?).  He will also explain how Pulsars provide the most accurate clocks in the universe and how astronomers have been able to calculate when our universe began.

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December 2017

Our Christmas Event

1st December 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This is to be a surprise - and it is something completely different! More details to be revealed in due course, so please ignore the dates and times shown at the moment.

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January 2018

DNA and the Vikings

January 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University Primary Academy Weaverham, Weaverham, Northwich Road Cheshire CW8 3BD United Kingdom + Google Map

At one time the Wirral was a mini-state with its own language - the old Viking language called Old Norse.  Eleven hundred years ago when the Viking settlers arrived in the Wirral they would have seen cranes on a sandbank.  "Tran" is their word for a crane and "mere" is a sandbank - hence Tranmere.  Were your ancestors really Vikings?  Professor Stephen Harding, Professor of Applied Biology at the University of Nottingham, will reveal the DNA connecting us with the…

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