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Becket2020 Conference

19 - 20 November 2020
Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral is proud to present its third Conservation and Collections Conference, ‘Thomas Becket: Life, Death and Legacy’ – 18-20 November 2020.

This two-day conference will be attended by world renowned experts who have undertaken research into Thomas Becket, his life, death and beyond.

Delegates will have opportunities to visit the Cathedral Archives and Library to view documents and records relating to Thomas Becket and to take part in special tours with access to rarely seen parts of the Cathedral.

Tickets on sale Spring 2020 via Eventbrite

Wednesday 18th November 2020

The Conference Welcome Reception

An evening drinks reception and opportunity to join one of the following:

  • An evening tour of the crypt and martyrdom
  • A visit to the Cathedral Archives and Library

Arrival 18.30 (Please note: Wednesday evening tickets are on sale to delegates only - you must have purchased a ticket for at least one of the conference days to be eligible for this opening event - exceptions to this will only be considered in exceptional circumstances).

Thursday 19th November 2020 

Papers to be presented include a review of research on Thomas Becket, his life, death and beyond.

Registration from 08.30

09:30 Session One - Introduction to conference and key note speech

11:00 Session Two

13:30 Session Three

15:30 Session Four

17.00 End of day one

Thursday 19th November 2020

A special evening lecture in the Cathedral Location: The Cathedral's Western Crypt.

Arrival 18.30, talk 18.45-19.45 followed by drinks reception.

(Please note: This ticket is not included in the full conference or day tickets and needs to be purchased separately).

Friday 20th November 2020

Papers to be presented include a review of research on Thomas Becket, his life, death and beyond.

Registration from 08.30

09:30 Session One - Introduction to conference and key note speech

11:00 Session Two

13:30 Session Three

15:30 Session Four

17.30 End of day two and the conference

If you have any questions, please contact the conference organisers at: journey@canterbury-cathedral.org Canterbury Cathedral reserves the right to make changes to the programme without previous notification.