History and Heritage

We'll be taking a look back with our series of events on history, heritage and the local area

Exploring Maps and Memory, Bowland North Seminar Room 11

Do you love old maps? Are you interested in historical depictions of Lancashire and Cumbria? If so, please join us for interactive displays on World War I in Lancaster and mapping the local area. Talks at 1pm (Mapping cannons in the Lakes), 2pm (Early Maps of Lancashire) and 3pm (Streets of Mourning: Lancaster in World War I)

When Rock went to College, Bowland North Seminar Room 12

Barry Lucas was responsible for some of the biggest rock bands in the world, from Pink Floyd to Black Sabbath, playing at Lancaster University. Join Barry as he shares his experiences and launches his new book, ‘When Rock went to College’.

Edwardian Postcards, Bowland North Seminar Room 13

Come and explore why postcards were the social media of the early twentieth century.  Fast, cheap and attractive, - there was nothing like them again until today’s digital revolution.

Morecambe Heritage, Bowland North Seminar Room 14

Morecambe Heritage presents a taster of its current exhibition, The Great War Heritage Project, plus a glimpse of other unique aspects of Morecambe’s past.

Beyond the Castle: Talk at 12pm, Bowland North Seminar Room 15 – The ‘Beyond the Castle’ project marks the beginning of an exciting journey of discovery about Lancaster. Find out more from one of the archaeologists taking part.

Visit the Ruskin Library

Find out more about Ruskin, the award-winning Library building or try one of our ‘walk-in’ drawing workshops – all materials and natural objects provided.