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Provisional date for our 2018 One Day Conference in Canterbury:
Saturday 12 May 2018

Kent History Federation
Meetings for Affiliated Societies

Next meeting:

Friday 1 September 2017,
2 to 4pm
County Hall, Maidstone

More details including next agenda and
the last meeting's minutes and reports may be found here when available

Kent Heritage Services

New exhibition celebrating the history of the Kent seaside in stories and archive film.

Bawleys, Barbels and Owlers: Life along the Kent Coast

produced in collaboration with Screen Archive South East,

At the Kent History and Library Centre
from 5 August to 28 October.

We plan a complementary series of talks to run alongside this. Speakers booked so far include Paul Bennett (Canterbury Archaeological Trust) on the Dover Bronze Age Boat, Gill Draper (British Association for Local History) on ‘Pirates of the South-East -Real Lives c.1300-1600’ and Paul Cullen (Survey of Kent Place-Names and Exon Domesday Project) on the place names of coastal areas. Full details will be published on the Kent History and Library Centre talks and exhibitions page http://bit.ly/2qQn8WS and below

more information

The Dover Bronze Age Boat

A talk by Paul Bennett MBE,
Director of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust

Kent History and Library Centre
James Whatman Way, Maidstone ME14 1LQ
Wednesday, 2 August 2017 at 6:30pm
Admission fee: £5
www.kent.gov.uk/archives

more information

Envisioning the Canterbury Cathedral Crypt Creatures Project: Public Lecture

‘Anselm and the Formation of Canterbury Cathedral Crypt’

Given by Professor Sandy Heslop (UEA)

Friday 8 September,

Old Sessions House, Og46 at 6.30 pm

further details

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

Hop growing in Britain – past, present and future

Given by Tony Redsell OBE,
retired Chairman of the British Hop Association

Wednesday 27 September,

Old Sessions House, Og46 at 7pm
Sixth Nightingale Memorial Lecture

Drinks reception from 6.30pm
Canterbury Christ Church University
Organised jointly with the Agricultural Museum, Brook
Register interest but booking not necessary.

further details

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

Garden History Study Day: from Monastic to Tradescant Gardens

Saturday 7 October, at 10.15

Canterbury Christ Church University, Old Sessions House,

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.

further details

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

ADVANCE NOTICE:

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 will be available from 2 October 2017.

further details

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