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Daily Mini Talks

Daily Mini Talks

Our wonderful volunteers will be providing a daily insight into the Cathedral’s rich history, drawing on their expertise and vast knowledge, with a varied programme of new 15-minute talks which will be held at regular intervals for visitors, residents and members of the Cathedral community to enjoy.

Covering a wide variety of topics, from Thomas Becket to Graffiti, Modern Art Installations to Cathedral Cats, there really is something for everyone.

Meeting point for the talks is in the south aisle of the Nave at quarter past the hour, as below, Monday-Saturday or 13.00 and 13.30hrs on Sunday.

Talks are free, but normal Precincts charges apply. More talks may be added on the day.

Monday 11 June

11.15 The Cathedral in WW II

12.15 The Black Prince

13.15 Women in the Cathedral

14.15 So who were the Benedictines…

15.15 Five Murdered Archbishops

Tuesday 12 June

10.15 Henry IV & his Sons

11.15 St Gabriel’s Chapel

12.15 The Famous Four of Five

13.15 Murder in the Cathedral

14.15 The Benedictine Order at Canterbury Cathedral

15.15 The Chapter House & Water Tower

Wednesday 13 June

10.15 The Miracle Windows

11.15 Henry IV & Joan of Navarre

12.15 Mrs Black Prince

14.15 Henry II & What Happened Next

15.15 Women in the Cathedral

Thursday 14 June

10.15 Henry IV & His Sons

11.15 The Bossanyi Windows

12.15 The Story of Thomas Becket

13.15 St Anselm’s Chapel

14.15 The Bossanyi Windows

15.15 Chichele’s Tomb

Friday 15 June

10.15 The Stephen Cox Sculptures

11.15 The Bossanyi Windows

12.15 The Miracle Windows

13.15 The Black Prince

14.15 The Pulpitum Screen

15.15 Redemption Window

Saturday 16 June

10.15 The Story of St Dunstan

11.15 Vikings Attack Canterbury

13.15 The Great Cloister

14.15 St Anselm’s Chapel

15.15 The Great Cloister & Monastic Life

Sunday 17 June

13.00 Christ Church Gate

13.30 The Redemption Window

Monday 18 June

10.15 The Crypt

11.15 Women in the Cathedral

12.15 The Black Prince

14.15 So who were the Benedictines…

15.30 Five Murdered Archbishops

Tuesday 19 June

10.15 Henry IV & his Sons

11.15 Tracking down an Archbishop

12.15 The Dark Entry

13.15 Four of the Famous Five

14.15 A Good Archbishop and a bad King

15.15 The Four Corners of the Cloister

Wednesday 20 June

10.15 Under Bell Harry Tower

11.15 Bossanyi Windows

12.15 Two Henrys and a Becket

13.15 St Anselm’s Chapel

14.15 Henry II & what happened next…

15.15 Women in the Cathedral

Thursday 21 June

10.15 The Miracle Windows

11.15 The Miracle Windows

12.15 The Painting in St Martin’s Chapel

13.15 The Nave Font

14.15 The Oldest Tomb

15.15 Chichele’s Tomb

Friday 22 June

10.15 The Stephen King Sculptures

111.5 1st Princes of Wales

12.15 St Anselm’s Chapel

13.15 Lady Margaret Holland, Founder of a Royal Dynasty

14.15 Bossanyi Windows

15.15 St Anselm’s Chapel

Saturday 23 June

11.15 St Anselm’s Chapel

12.15 The Mosaic & Roundels of the Trinity Chapel

13.15 Monastic Garden of Christchurch Priory

14.15 The Martyrdom of Thomas Becket

15.15 The History of the Cathedral in Glass

Sunday 24 June 

13.00 The Black Prince Chantry & Huguenot Chapel

13.30 The Chapter House

Monday 25 June

10.15 Henry IV

11.15 The Bossanyi Windows

12.15 The Black Prince

13.15 Dean Wotton & Henry IV

15.15 So who were the Benedictines…

Tuesday 26 June

10.15 Henry IV & his Sons

11.15 Tracking down an Archbishop

12.15 Murder in the Cathedral

13.15 Setting the Scene

14.15 The Miracle Windows

15.15 The Chapter House & Water Tower

Wednesday 27 June

10.15 Henry IV & Joan of Navarre

11.15 St Gabriel’s Chapel

12.15 Two Henrys & a Becket

13.15 Lost Chantries of the Nave

14.15 Henry II & what happened next

15.15 Women in the Cathedral

Thursday 28 June

10.15 Henry IV & His Sons

11.15 The Miracle Windows

12.15 St Anselm’s Chapel

13.15 St Anselm’s Chapel

14.15 Two Monuments in the Nave

15.15 Chichele’s Tomb

Friday 29 June

10.15 The Bossanyi Windows

11.15 1st Princess of Wales

12.15 Lady Margaret – Founder of a Royal Dynasty

13.15 The Great Cloister

14.15 Kingly Connections

15.15 St Anselm’s Chapel

Saturday 30 June

No mini talks – Ordination closures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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