The meetings in October  2021 to March 2022 will be held via zoom. Meeting invitations will be sent out to CHAS members prior to each lecture.  

WEDNESDAY 13th OCTOBER 2021 7:00pm  (William Urry Memorial Lecture)

“Canterbury Charters and the cult of Thomas Becket”

Mrs Cressida Williams, Canterbury Cathedral Archivist


WEDNESDAY 10th NOVEMBER 2021 7:00pm

“Twenty centuries at Canterbury: The Canterbury Historical Map and Atlas"

Dr Jake Weekes, Canterbury Archaeological Trust


WEDNESDAY 8th DECEMBER 2021  7:00pm

The Canterbury Collection of Pilgrim Souvenirs

Ms Lucy Splarn, University of Kent at Canterbury


WEDNESDAY 12th JANUARY  2022 7:00pm

"Stained glass from Anselm's choir"

 Ms Leonie Seliger (Cathedral)


WEDNESDAY 9th FEBRUARY 2022 7:00pm

"Hampton Court Conference of 1604"

Prof Ken Fincham (UKC)


SATURDAY 5th MARCH  2022 6:00pm

Annual Review of the Trust  

Dr Alison Hicks (CAT)  (This is the Frank Jenkins memorial lecture held jointly by CHAS and CAT)


WEDNESDAY 9th MARCH 2022 7:00pm  

"Waltham Village". 

Ms Lynn Saxby 


For interest this webpage retains a summary of the half-day centenary conference that took place in February 2021.


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 in 2021/early 2022


TEL. 01227 713285


All 2021 Lectures are held via zoom