CHAS is pleased to announce a series of lectures via zoom that will take place in January to March 2021.

Further information about how to join these meetings will be sent to CHAS members nearer the time but details of the titles and speakers are as follows


Details of forthcoming  meetings via zoom:

WEDNESDAY 13th JANUARY 2021 7:00pm

“Experience in dissent in 17th century Kent”

Dr Rebecca Warren, University of Kent


WEDNESDAY 10th FEBRUARY 2021 7:00pm

“Dost Thou Know Dover?: Locating Dover in the Early Modern Imagination"

Dr Claire Bartram, Canterbury Christchurch University


SATURDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2021  6:00pm

The Frank Jenkins Memorial Lecture: the Annual Review of the work of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust:  

Dr Alison HIcks, Director of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust

(This lecture hosted by the Friends of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust)


WEDNESDAY 10th MARCH 2021 7:00pm

"Piety and preservation: the workings of the medieval library"

Dr Alison Ray, Canterbury Cathedral Archives



CHAS Is also pleased to announce details of the delayed half-day centenary conference.

Saturday, 13th February 10:00am to 1:00pm

CHAS Centenary “Canterbury in History” half-day conference

(jointly organised by CHAS and CKHH)


This will be delivered online by Microsoft Teams from CCCU. It will be free but booking will be required; further details to follow.



9.45-10.00 People log in

10.00-1010 Welcome

10.10-11.25 Medieval & Tudor:

“Famine and Feast: changing fortunes in 1320 and 1420” - Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh (CCCU)

“Canterbury in 1520: turbulence, transition and tents” – Dr Stuart Palmer (Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge)

11.25-11.35 Break

11.35-12.50 Stuart & Modern

“Robert Cushman and the Mayflower 1620: saints or sinners? A revisionist interpretation of the Mayflower legacy”- Dr Lorraine Flisher (CCCU)

“Goodbye to all that?: Canterbury in 1920” – Dr David Budgen (CCCU)

12.50-13.00 Concluding remarks


CHAS wishes to acknowledge all the work Dr Sweetinburgh  has done in organising this conference.



Meetings for 2020/2021


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