CHAS Is very pleased to announce the dates and venues of an exciting range to talks for 2023/24. Further details of each of the lectures and speakers will be provided to CHAS members later.
The first talk (September 2023) & last 3 talks (March – May 2024) will be held in person at St Paul’s Church (CT1 1NH). For additional information on this new venue please click here.
Non-CHAS members are very welcome to attend any in-person talk for a one-off fee of £3.
The five meetings from October 2023 to February 2024 will be held via zoom. All talks start at 7.00 pm (AGM at 6:30pm).
WEDNESDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2023 (in person)
Music-Making in Eighteenth Century Canterbury
Dr Stephen Foster, Senior Lay Clerk, Canterbury Cathedral
WEDNESDAY 11th OCTOBER 2023 via zoom
The William Urry Memorial Lecture. Medieval Medicine
Toni Mount MA, Author
WEDNESDAY 8th NOVEMBER 2023 via zoom
Reawakening the Maison Dieu (Dover)
Martin Crowther, Community Engagement Officer
WEDNESDAY 13th DECEMBER 2023 via zoom
Smuggling in Romney Marsh
Sue Duckworth, Canterbury City and Cathedral Guide
WEDNESDAY 10th JANUARY 2024 via zoom
The Story of the St Lawrence Cricket Ground
Jonathan Rice, Author, Chairman Kent Cricket Heritage Trust
WEDNESDAY 14th FEBRUARY 2024 via zoom
Lossenham Project: Landscape & Archaeology in the Weald
Dr Andrew Richardson FSA, Director Isle Heritage CIC
WEDNESDAY 13th MARCH 2024 (in person)
Annual General Meeting 6.30pm followed by lecture at 7pm
From Canterbury to America: Mayflower Pilgrims and other 17th Century Emigrants
Dr Doreen Rosman, Lecturer, Author and Guide
WEDNESDAY 10th April 2024 (in person)
When Kent said NO to Napoleon, 1804 & Invasion of England
Mansell Jagger, Ex Planning Director, Canterbury City Council
WEDNESDAY 8th May 2024 (in person)
The Butcher, the Baker and the Candlestickmaker; Who lived in Canterbury in 1641?
Jackie Eales, Emeritus Professor Canterbury Christ Church University
The date, time and venue of the following talk is still to be decided – The Frank Jenkins Memorial Lecture: the Annual Review of the work of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust to be given by Dr Alison Hicks, Director
For other talks and meetings that may be of interest but are not organised by CHAS please click here.
Summer Events 2023
CHAS is arranging two separate themed guided walks during the summer of 2023. These events are exclusive to CHAS members and friends. At a later date emails will be sent out to CHAS members with further details including how to reserve a place. Preliminary information is provided below. Numbers for each guided walk are limited to 25 people.
SATURDAY MAY 20th 2023 2:30pm
Guided Musical History Walk of Canterbury followed by Tea and Cake
All 25 spaces have been taken and booking for this event is now closed. To read a report on this event please click here
FRIDAY July 14th 2023 1:30pm Meet outside Mint Yard Gate
Guided walk round King’s School.
Peter Henderson (former King’s School Teacher and School Archivist) led the guided walk, which included the Mint Yard and the Memorial Court (by the Norman staircase) Palace Court (around Shirley Hall), the Green Court, and the boarding houses on the north-east of the Cathedral (accessed via the Dark Entry). To read a report on this walk please click here.
Recent CHAS Meetings
Our meetings restarted on Wednesday 12th October 2022 and we had some great speakers and topics. All lectures (except the Frank Jenkins Memorial lecture in March) tookplace via zoom and links were sent to members approximately one week in advance.
WEDNESDAY 12th OCTOBER 2022 7:00pm
The life of a Town Clerk: is s/he now redundant?
Chris Gay, MBE, Former Chief Executive Canterbury City Council
WEDNESDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2022 7:00pm
Conflicting Convictions: The martyrs of Tudor Canterbury
Dr Doreen Rosman (University of Kent Retired and Author)
WEDNESDAY 14th DECEMBER 2022 7:00pm
Hopping in Kent
Sue Duckworth, British Guild of Tourist Guides
WEDNESDAY 11th JANUARY 2023 7:00pm
Toni Mount, MA. Author of “Every day life in Medieval London” and “The Medieval Housewife”
WEDNESDAY 8th FEBRUARY 2023 7:00pm
Recent Archaeological Findings in Thanington
Dr Richard Helm, Canterbury Archaeological Trust
WEDNESDAY 8th MARCH 2023 6:30pmAnnual General Meeting
WEDNESDAY 8th MARCH 2023 7:00pm
Walloons and Huguenots in East Kent
Jennifer Watson-Bore. Blue badge Guide for London and South East
SATURDAY 25th MARCH 2023 6:00pm The Michael Berry Lecture Theatre in Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christchurch University
Annual Review of the work of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust (CAT)
(Frank Jenkins Memorial Lecture held jointly with CAT)
Dr Alison Hicks. Director of CAT