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Charles Kingsley: Christian Socialist and Natural Historian

1 April 2019 - 10 December 2019

Chester Cathedral Library
Open by appointment with George Brooke on 01244 351432 or No wheelchair access.
This exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Kingsley (1819-1875). It explores his activities as a social reformer, notably his interests in sanitation and clean water and, as reflected in his famous children’s novel The Water-Babies, his campaign against the use of child chimney sweeps. The exhibition also engages with Kingsley as a natural historian and associate of Charles Darwin. He became a canon of Chester Cathedral in 1869 and established the Chester Society of Natural Science, which led directly to the founding of Chester’s Grosvenor Museum.


1 April 2019
10 December 2019
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