Canterbury Cathedral is proud to present its third Conservation and Collections Conference, ‘Thomas Becket: Life, Death and Legacy’
A special Evensong service commemorating the Martyrdom of Archbishop Thomas Becket on this day in 1170, with procession to the Martyrdom and Crypt.
Becket2020 Exhibition explores items from the Cathedral’s historic collections to tell the story of Thomas Becket, his life, death and legacy.
Investigate what life was like in Medieval Canterbury through a range of learning activities including a fun, interactive workshop facilitated by our staff, examining artefacts including medieval pilgrim badges and exploring how Canterbury became a popular tourist destination; or take part in one of our teacher led object handling or creative activities. Key stage 2 and 3, intermediate and advanced ESOL students.
Investigate what life was like in Medieval Canterbury through a range of teacher led learning medieval themed activities including examining artefacts and make your own pilgrims badge!
Commemorating Henry ll’s pilgrimage to Canterbury and astonishing public apology in 1174 a colourful parade features historical characters, local schools and community and re-enactment groups, giants, music and medieval mayhem. It is followed by a free afternoon family trail with medieval activities taking place in historic venues throughout the city. Suitable for all ages - even middle ages!
Focusing on mental and physical health and wellbeing, The Beaney will present a major community creative project in the context of Becket's story and Canterbury pilgrimage.
Our History weekends are proving to be a great success. Each event presents popular historians you’ll know from their books and TV appearances such as David Starkey, Helen Castor, Dan Jones and Janina Ramirez. Our guided visits let you explore the remnants and traces of the ancient city of Canterbury with local experts like Professor Paul Bennett, MBE. Plus there’s a chance to hear from eminent scholars from CCCU and beyond as they present their most recent academic research. Read more at https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/arts-and-humanities/research-kent-history-and-archaeology/history-weekends/history-weekends.aspx