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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.

Wednesday 15 August

10.15  Under Bell Harry Tower
11.15  St Gabriel’s Chapel
12.15  The Royal Tombs
13.15  History of the Cathedral in Glass
14.15  Women in the Cathedral
15.15  Henry v Becket – What happened next?

Thursday 16 August

10.15  Chichele’s Tomb
14.15  Icons – Religious Art
15.15  Chichele’s Tomb

Friday 17 August

11.15 Joan, Fair Maid of Kent
12.15  The Miracle Window
13.15  St Martin’s Chapel
14.15  The Bible Windows
15.15  Kingly Connections

Saturday 18 August

10.15  Under Bell Harry Tower
11.15  The Chapter House
12.15  The Black Prince
13.15  The Royal Tombs
14.15  The Warriors’ Chapel
15.15  Murder of Becket

Sunday 19 August

13.00  The Black Prince and Huguenot Chapel
13.30  Archbishop Benson

Monday 20 August

10.15  Lady Margaret and Magna Carta
11.15  The Water Tower
12.15  The Chapter House
13.15  The Mosaic and Roundels of Trinity Chapel
14.15  The Cathedral in WW II
15.15  Five murdered Arcbhishops

Tuesday 21 August

10.15  1066 and Some of That
11.15  Tracking down an Archbishop
12.15  The Black Prince
13.15  Murder in the Cathedral
14.15  A bad King and a good Archbishop
15.15  A Risky Job – Murdered Archbishop

Wednesday 22 August

10.15  The Chapter House
11.15  St Gabriel’s Chapel
12.15  The Chapter House
13.15  The Royal Tombs
14.15  Women in the Cathedral

Thursday 23 August

11.15  The Wonders of Wax
13.15  The Cathedral in WW II
15.15  Chichele’s Tomb

Friday 24 August

10.15  The Black Prince
11.15  St Gabriel’s Chapel
12.15  The Royal Windows
13.15  The St Anselm’s Chapel
14.15  Through the Keyhole, a Glimpse of the Nave
15.15  Women in the Cathedral

Saturday 25 August

10.15  Women in the Cathedral
11.15  Early Canterbury Saints
12.15  Ethelbert and Bertha
13.15  Opus Alexandrium and Roundels
14.15  The Chapter House
15.15  The Murder of Becket

Sunday 26 August

13.00  Cardinal Pole
13.30  The Royal Tombs

Monday 27 August

10.15  Women in the Cathedral
11.15  The 1382 Tsunami and a Secret Passage
12.15  Lady Margaret and the Magna Carta
14.15  The Cathedral in WW II

Tuesday 28 August

10.15  Tracking down an Archbishop
11.15  St Gabriel’s Chapel
12.15  The Greatest Window and Hollywood
13.15  The Story of Becket
14.15  A good Archbishop and a bad King
15.15  Blue Dick

Wednesday 29 August

10.15  Under Bell Harry Tower
11.15  The Monastic Garden of Christ Church Priory
12.15  Henry VIII and the first Brexit
13.15  597 – How it all began
14.15  Women in the Cathedral
15.15  Henry v Becket – What happened next?

Thursday 30 August

10.15  The Cathedral’s History in 10 3/4 Minutes
11.15  Richard III and the Treachery of Bishop Morton
12.15  The Cathedral in WW II
14.15  Women in the Cathedral
15.15  Chichele’s Tomb

Friday 31 August

10.15  The Monastic Garden of Christ Church Priory
11.15  The Black Prince
12.15  Noah and Hollywood
13.15  Becket’s Tomb, the Crypt and Graffiti
14.15  Through the Keyhole – a Glimpse of the Nave
15.15  Who’s Who of the Chapter House Windows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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