Public Lectures

GROSVENOR MUSEUM LUNCHTIME LECTURES

Autumn Series 2018

Grosvenor Museum, Grosvenor Street, Chester.  Wednesdays, 1.00 - 2.00 pm

£3.00 per lecture (pay at the door) or pay in advance for the full series (£6.00)

Hosted by the University of Chester, Department of History & Archaeology

Wednesday 17 October 2018 - Dr Caroline Pudney

Romans and Reducing Recidivism.  Can Archaeology Change Lives?

Can archaeology help to ‘change lives’? This talk addresses how archaeology can be socially beneficial. Using case studies from South Wales, we will explore how prisonbased outreach projects can offer an innovative trajectory for public archaeology and specifically, the rehabilitation of offenders, highlighting the distinctive methods and challenges faced. Through successful partnerships between heritage and other specialists and as part of wider programmes of support and intervention the potential for future, ‘translational’ public archaeology is demonstrated.

Wednesday 24 October 2018 - Dr Rebecca Andrew

PLEASE NOTE THAT, DUE TO ILLNESS, THIS LECTURE IS CANCELLED. SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.

Change in a Historic Landscape: The Lost Buildings of Port Sunlight

Founded in the 19th century by William Hesketh Lever, to house ‘Sunlight Soap’ factory workers, Port Sunlight is a thriving tourist destination, containing 900 Grade II listed buildings. The village’s identity focuses on its supposedly unchanging nature, despite considerable development throughout its relatively short history.  This talk concentrates on demolished, replaced or re-purposed ‘lost’ buildings over the past 125 years. Challenging common representations of Port Sunlight, it questions the significance for tourists and residents alike.

Wednesday 31 October - Dr Donna Jackson

America at a Turning Point: Trump, the Mid-Term Elections and the Future of the Presidency

In November, Donald Trump will face a major test in the mid-term elections. With one-third of Senate and all House seats up for grabs, this is seen by many as a turning-point for the United States and a referendum on its future direction. We will discuss the importance of these elections, the potential consequences for a nation that is becoming more divided each day, and for a president facing criminal investigation and possible impeachment.