2020-2021 Season

Due to the continuing Covid-19 situation we have had to cancel all lectures for the entire 2020 /2021 season, including the sessions we had planned for the New Year.

We hope to schedule as new season starting in October 2021 and expect to publish details in the summer of 2021.

Below are the details of some of the talks we had scheduled. We hope to include these talks in a future season. They give a good indication of the wide range of interesting topics the Society covers.

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

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.


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.


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


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.



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.