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Archaeology University of Chester
June 11, 2020

Award-winning Chester Archaeologists Shed New Light on Ancient Artefacts

In collaboration with the Universities of York and Newcastle, the University of Chester recently undertook an excavation of the internationally-renowned Star Carr site.

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David Harry
Posted by Dr David Harry , Deputy Head of Department; Lecturer in History
January 10, 2019

Chester: A City Where You Can Taste the Past

Study is an essential part of the university experience, but, let’s be honest, so is socialising. Students at the University of Chester can make friends and relax in some of the most historic and storied buildings in the country.

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Peter Gaunt
Posted by Prof Peter Gaunt , Professor of History
December 13, 2018

An Expert Explains… The Myth that Cromwell Abolished Christmas

It is a common myth that Cromwell abolished Christmas, but it is based on a misunderstanding. It was the devoutly religious and parliamentarian party, working through the elected parliament, which during the 1640s clamped down on the celebration of Christmas and other saints' days.

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Caroline Pudney
Posted by Dr Caroline Pudney , Senior Lecturer in Archaeology; Programme Leader BA Archaeology
October 11, 2018

Want something a little different from your degree experience? Consider Archaeology!

Archaeology is such a diverse discipline (it’s not all about digging!), and it combines a variety of practical and theoretical elements, allowing you to explore a number of career options.

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Jack Mason
Posted by Jack Mason , HE Adviser
November 20, 2017

History at Chester - Daddy, What Did YOU Do in the Great War?

As far as the British government was concerned, the answer to this question was simple: men of military age should volunteer for the army and then fight – normally in the trenches of the Western Front – to defend their homes, family and country. As this well-known poster implied, the First World War was certainly not the time for a healthy young man to be sitting at home in a comfortable armchair; his place was instead at the front.

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Posted by Vicky Griffiths , HE Adviser
February 28, 2017

Making Archaeology Skills Dead Relevant

As a student studying Archaeology at the University of Chester, you’ll have many opportunities to put theory in to practice to prepare yourself for your future career. To give you an idea of what you can expect, we spoke to Professor of Archaeology, Howard Williams, who discussed the fantastic opportunities available for students at the University of Chester.

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Posted by Vicky Griffiths , HE Adviser
February 23, 2017

History at Chester: Let the Past be your Future

With a rich historical past extending back nearly two millennia, there’s no better place to study History than the historical city of Chester. 

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