2020-2021 Season

Due to Covid-19 we have had to cancel all lectures for the first part of the 2020 /2021 i.e. all in 2020 up until the Christmas break.

Below is the provisional programme for the rest of the season. We hope very much that restrictions, or the lack of them, will allow us to go ahead.

All meetings start at 7:30 PM prompt and, unless otherwise stated, are held in the Lecture Theatre, Grosvenor Museum, Grosvenor Street, Chester CH1 2DD (See map) Tel: 01244 972 197

Members admitted free on presentation of Membership card.

Non-members £5.00 each
Students £2.00 each
Children U12 free

January 14th 2021

Humanitarian Vision

Jim Holmespresentation will give a visual insight into the wonderful work done by NGOS specialising in humanitarian work in Afghanistan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Mongolia and many other countries. Jim lives in Chester  and it may be that you have heard one of his many talks.


January 21st 2021

Sicily, the Jewel of the Mediterranean

David Cummings will present an illustrated talk entitled which will explore the many civilisations that have ruled Sicily over the millennia and the aspects of their culture that they have left behind plus, of course, the interesting geography and rich produce grown on the island which is dominated by the highest active volcano in Europe.


January 28th  2021 to be arranged

February 4th 2021 to be arranged

February 11th 2021

The Beauty of the Heavens

Professor Ian Morison will present his portrayal and explanation of some of the amazing phenomena that appear in our sky from time to time, including solar and lunar eclipses, and the auroras. READ MORE


February 18th 

Beguiled by Bridges

Keith Holmes will tell us why he is fascinated by bridges – not necessarily the biggest, or longest, but those with interesting histories and some which are just interesting for whatever reason.



February 25th 2021

Early Neston Collieries – Innovation, Toil and Sabotage

Anthony Annikin – Smith, a local historian reveals an intriguing tale of conflict and dirty tricks from the coal mines of Cheshire.




March 4th  2021

Members evening

Members who have a tale to tell will entertain us.