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Thursday 23rd - Saturday 25th May 2019
Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University Longport,
Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1PL

2019 marks the 30th anniversary year of Canterbury’s status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Join us for the St Augustine’s Feast Day followed by two days of talks, a wine reception and a light show to celebrate
Canterbury’s inspiring heritage and to consider how we can sustain it for future generations.

St Augustine’s Feast Day Service and Procession from St Martin’s Church to Canterbury Cathedral Chapter House,
5.30-6.45pm on Thursday 23rd May – free, all welcome

Wine reception 6-7pm on Friday 24th Mayfollowed by Light Show at 9pm at St Augustine’s Abbey for the first 80 applicants


Full price for one day attendance £25, unwaged £20 per day.
Discount for booking for two days full price £40, unwaged £30.
CCCU staff and students can attend free but must register online.
Prices include coffees and teas. Lunch is not provided.
Please register for the conference and light show online at or call 01227 782994 or email:

Rebellion in Medieval Europe Conference

at Canterbury Christ Church University

21 – 22 June 2019

more information

This conference will showcase the latest scholarly research on rebellion in medieval Europe, from c.1100 to c.1500.  Academic analysis of popular resistance in the middle ages has focused primarily on the causes and/or life-cycle of individual uprisings such as the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381, while a few studies have identified similarities between revolts at either a ‘national’ or local level. 
However, there has been little comparative analysis of political protest across ‘national’ borders and over time. The ‘Rebellion in Medieval Europe’ conference will therefore host a discussion between scholars working on different periods and ‘nations’/regions, encouraging pan-European comparisons of popular revolts and the identification of common themes and causational factors.
With papers by both emerging and established scholars drawn from across Europe, the US and Africa, several topics that will be explored include the theoretical justification for resistance against the crown , the roles played by differing sections of medieval society including aristocratic women and the peasantry, and how rebellion could on occasion even act as a force for political stability. There will also be two keynote addresses from Professor Björn Weiler of Aberystwyth University and Dr David Grummitt of Canterbury Christ Church University.
Registration is now open for the Rebellion in Medieval Europe Conference at CCCU on 21-22 June. 

Please see:
Ticket: Adult: £80 [for the 2 days but does not include accommodation]
Concessions: £50 [for students, unwaged, retired]
Further details are included in the conference programme.  Contact: Professor Louise Wilkinson