Details of meetings to be held in September to December 2021 will be announced soon.

Below are details of a  series of lectures that took place  via zoom from January to March 2021.

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 6:30pm  AGM

WEDNESDAY 10th MARCH 2021 7:00pm  Talk

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

Dr Alison Ray, Canterbury Cathedral Archives


Details of the delayed half-day centenary conference are as follows


Online CHAS Centenary ‘Canterbury in History’ FREE half-day conference

(jointly organised by CHAS and CKHH)

Saturday 13 February 2021 [online using Microsoft Teams Live Event]


The four talks were on different centuries that highlight the role and importance of specific people, places and events in Canterbury’s long and colourful history. Taking different dates relating to ’20, the speakers explored what was happening in Canterbury at the time and how this fitted into the context of local, regional, national and international issues relating to topics such as famine, pilgrimage, religious change, migration and colonisation, and world war. All the speakers have worked on Canterbury and Kent, and between them have an impressive array of publications. This half-day conference celebrated Canterbury Historical and Archaeological Society’s centenary and was organised jointly by the Centre for Kent History and Heritage and Canterbury Historical and Archaeological Society.


For full information and talk abstracts, please see the Meeting Programme.

To read a summary of the talks prepared by Dr Sweetinburgh please click here.

To see a listing of nearly 100 talks provided to CHAS members between 2004 and 2021 please click here.



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

Meetings for 2020/2021


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