The RHC at Lancaster University are hosting a speciall study day event - 'Upland Landscapes and World Heritage – insights from the past and prospects for the future' on Friday 12th October 2018. This part of a series of events to mark the relaunch of the Ruskin Library and Research Centre.

On Thursday 8th March sixteen VCH Cumbria volunteers, including some new volunteers, met at the regular drafters' meeting in Penrith. Peter Messenger whose research interests include vernacular architecture and building conservation, in particular, clay buildings, gave a talk exploring aspects of

The next Drafters' meeting will be held between 11am and 1pm on Thursday 2nd November in the Beacon Room at Penrith Methodist Church, Wordsworth Street, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7QY.

On Friday 22nd September James Bowen led a field trip to Troutbeck, with twelve volunteers participating. The group explored various themes of economic, social and religious history as well as points of architectural interest, all of which are relevant to VCH research.

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CCHT will be represented at Lancaster University's forthcoming Community Day event on 6th May at a session devoted to 'Exploring Maps and Memory'. Do you love old maps? Are you interested in historical depictions of Lancashire and Cumbria? If so, then please join us.

The next study day event hosted by the Regional Heritage Centre will take place on Saturday 29 April. The focus will be on  Vikings in the North-West and Irish Sea Region.

In an exhibit marking the 150th anniversary of the Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, John Hodkinson's 'Archaeology of the Mind' compares the 'eye' and 'instinct' which inform his art practice with the archaeologist's 'eye' and 'instinct' - both seeing clues an