Celebrate the wizard in Durham

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FORMER Astronomer Royal Sir Arnold Wolfendale will give Durham County Local History Society’s November talk.

The event marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Wright at Byers Green.

Known as the Wizard of Durham, Wright is credited with the first accurate description of the Milky Way.

The talk takes place at St Giles’ Parish Hall, Gilesgate, at 2pm, on November 19. It is free and open to non-members.