We are pleased to announce that David Starkey has agreed to give a lecture on Magna Carta to CCHT members and visitors at Rheged, nr Penrith, on 11 June 2015. The lecture will be at 7.30pm, and will be priced at £25.  Further details in due course (bookings will be via Rheged)

History Department and School of Law at Lancaster University are jointly hosting the 2015 Iredell Lecture on 6 May.  The topic is ‘Magna Carta and the Victorians’ and the guest speaker is Professor Miles Taylor from York University.

CCHT will be at this year's Campus in the City event on Wednesday 4th March in Lancaster. Organised by the Regional Heritage Centre, the event is designed to showcase the work of heritage organisations in the north west.

On Thursday 26 March the Regional Heritage Centre will be holding a study afternoon at the Friends’ Meeting House in Lancaster, on Recent Work in Rural History in North-West England.

The Regional Heritage Centre at Lancaster University is holding a study day on monastic heritage in North West England on Saturday 1st November.

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The Lorton and Derwent Fells Local History Society has provided the Greenwood county maps of Cumberland and Westmorland on their website. The maps were surveyed in 1821-3 at one inch to the mile.

The latest publication from CWAAS is now available: a collection of essays on North-West England in memory of John Todd.

Barrow Town Hall will be hosting the 'Love Barrow Heritage' event on Tuesday 10th June, 2-6pm. VCH Cumbria and the Regional Heitage Centre at Lancaster University will be represented. So please come along to have a look!

From 17 July to 2 September, there will be an exhibition at Rheged, nr Penrith, featuring work of schools which have participated in 'Memorial', the project led by CCHT and CWAAS, in association with the Lieutenancy of Cumbria, aimed at encouraging primary schools to study their local WWI war mem

On the 2nd May VCH volunteers attended a training event focused on researching the clergy. This event, held at Carlisle Archive Centre, followed the recent launch of the latest task for VCH volunteers, to gather the names of Anglican clergy for each parish.