CCCU, Centre for Kent History and Heritage events: Autumn 2017/April 2018

Friday 8 September, Old Sessions House, Og46 at 6.30 pm

Envisioning the Canterbury Cathedral Crypt Creatures Project: Public Lecture

‘Anselm and the Formation of Canterbury Cathedral Crypt
Given by Professor Sandy Heslop (UEA)

For further details see flier – Heslop Poster Sept 2017

Wednesday 27 September, Old Sessions House, Og46 at 7.00 pm

Sixth Nightingale Memorial Lecture

‘Hop growing in Britain – past, present and future’
Given by Tony Redsell OBE, retired Chairman of the British Hop Association

Drinks reception from 6.30 pm
Organised jointly with the Agricultural Museum, Brook

For further details, see flier – Nightingale 2017

 Saturday 7 October, Old Sessions House, from 10.15 am

‘Garden History Study Day: from Monastic to Tradescant Gardens’

One-day conference

Using a combination of lectures, workshops and guided tours on the medieval monastic sites of St Augustine’s Abbey and Christ Church Priory, and the later gardens of John Tradescant for Lady Wootton, participants will explore garden history with experts such as Jayne Wackett, Mat Baldwin, Karen Brayshaw and Jennifer Potter.

For further details, see flier – Garden History Day Oct 2017


Friday 6 April – Sunday 8 April 2018, Old Sessions House [main venue]

Medieval Canterbury Weekend

A varied selection of lectures on topics from ‘Bad King John’ to the types of operations conducted by medieval surgeons, with much in-between such as who was reading Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in Henry IV’s London. Moreover there will be guided tours on offer, such as Paul Bennett’s how to read a medieval church at spectacular St Mildred’s parish church and seeing ancient documents in Canterbury Cathedral Archives.

Details about the Weekend and booking information are available from

For all Centre events as an alternative to the website: phone 01227 782994 or email

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