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Researchers at the University of Chester are teaming up with local partners to run two free events as part of the Being Human festival, the UK’s national festival of the humanities, this November (2022).

Join us to find out more about breakthroughs of national importance in the history of Chester’s Browns family and in our relationships with our clothes!

More than a Shop: How the Browns family shaped modern Chester

Saturday 12 November 2022, running hourly between 11am-3pm
Cheshire Record Office, Duke Street, Chester CH1 1RL

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An Archive of Stitches - The Living Histories, Geographies, and Biographies

Saturday 19 November 2022, 11am-3pm
The Contemporary Art Space Chester (CASC) Gallery, Forum Shopping Centre, Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2BY

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The Being Human festival takes place across the UK from 10-19 November 2022, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, with generous support from Research England, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please visit: