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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.

Friday 20 April

10.15 The Bossanyi Windows

11.15 Henry IV and Dean Wotton

12.15 The Buffs / Magna Carta and Langton

13.15 The Great Cloister and Monastic Life

14.15 The Black Prince’s Achievement(s)

15.15 The Windows of the Chapter House

Saturday 21 April

10.15 The Story of St Dunstan

11.15 The Miracle Windows

12.15 The Miracle Windows

13.15 The Monastic Herb Garden of Christ Church Priory

14.15 The Chapter House

15.15 The Great Cloister and Monastic Life

Sunday 22 April 

13.00 Christ Church Gate

13.30 Buried with both Husbands

Monday 23 April

11.15 Henry IV

12.15 The Story of Becket

15.15 Five Murdered Archbishops

Tuesday 24 April

10.15 Diamond Jim

11.15 St Gabriel’s Chapel

12.15 Suspended

13.15 Murder in the Cathedral

14.15 The Miracle Windows

15.15 The Black Prince and Becket’s Shrine

Wednesday 25 April

10.15 The Life and Death of Thomas Becket

11.15 The 1382 Tsunami and a Secret Passage

12.15 The Break from Rome

13.15 ‘Mrs’ Black Prince

14.15 The Cathedral Story in Glass

15.15 The Lost Chantries of Canterbury Cathedral

Thursday 26 April

10.15 The Miracle Windows

11.15 The 1382 Tsunami and a Secret Passage

12.15 Quirky Tales

13.15 William II and Archbishop Anselm

Friday 27 April

10.15 The Stephen Cox Sculptures

11.15 St Gabriel’s Chapel

12.15 The Royal Windows

14.15 The Redemption Window

Saturday 28 April

11.15 The Great Cloister

12.15 The Monastic Herb Garden of Christ Church Priory

13.15 The Miracle Windows

14.15 The Buffs Chapel

15.15 The Story of the Cathedral in Glass

Sunday 29 April

13.00 The Black Prince

13.30 Becket’s Bones

Monday 30 April

11.15 Henry IV

12.15 The Black Prince

14.15 Five Murdered Archbishops

15.15 Women of the Cathedral



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