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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 8 October

10.15 Henry IV
11.15 Monks’ Graffiti
12.15 The Black Prince
14.15 The 1382 Tsunami and Secret Passage
15,15 Five Murdered Archbishops

Tuesday 9 October

10.15 Why the Compass Rose Faces East
11.15 The Choir of Canterbury Cathedral
12.15 Surprising Paintings
13.15 The Greatest Window(s)
14.15 The Chapter House
15.15 It’s a Risky Job! Murdered Archbishops

Wednesday 10 October

10.15 Henry IV & Joan of Navarre
11.15 St Gabriel’s Chapel
12.15 Two Henrys and a Becket
13.15 The Royal Tombs
14.15 Women in the Cathedral
15.15 Henry II and Becket – What Happened Next

Thursday 11 October

12.15 Richard III and the Treachery of Bishop Morton
13.15 Simon of Sudbury – Murdered by a Mob
14.15 Mrs Black Prince
15.15 Chichele’s Tomb

Friday 12 October

11.15 The 1st English Princess of Wales
13.15 The Great Cloister
14.15 The Water Tower
15.15 Kingly Connections

Saturday 13 October

10.15 The Chapter House
14.15 The Story of Becket
15.15 The History of the Cathedral in Glass

Sunday 14 October 

13.00  The Royal Tombs
13.30  Becket’s Bones

Monday 15 October

10.15 Henry IV
14.15 The Black Prince’s Achievements

Tuesday 16 October

10.15 The Buffs’ Regimental Chapel
11.15 Where’s Becket
12.15 Lady Margaret and Archbishop Langton
14.15 The Miracle Windows
15.15 It’s a Risky Job! Murdered Archbishops

Wednesday 17 October

10.15 The Ancestor Windows
11.15 St Gabriel’s Chapel
12.15 The Royal Tombs
14.15 Women in the Cathedral
15.15 Henry II and Becket – What Happened Next?

Thursday 18 October

11.15 HMS Kent and the Falklands
12.15 Monastic Medicine
13.15 Simon of Sudbury – Murdered by a Mob
14.15 Mrs Black Prince
15.15 Bobbie Cole 597 – How it all Began

Friday 19 October

11.15 The 1st English Princess of Wales
14.15 The Cathedral in WWII
15.15 Thomas wasn’t the only one

Saturday 20 October

10.15 The Story of St Dunstan
11.15 The Great Cloister
12.15 20th Century Stained Glass
13.15 The Opus Alexandrium
14.15 The Warrior’s Chapel
15.15 The Cathedral in WWII

Sunday 21 October

13.00 St Anselm’s Chapel
13.30 The Royal Tombs

Monday 22 October

11.15 The Chapter House
12.15  The Black Prince
14.15 The Monks of Christ Church Priory

Tuesday 23 October

11.15 Tracking Down an Archbishop
12.15 Surprising Paintings
13.15 The Story of Becket
14.15 Blue Dick

Wednesday 24 October

12.15 Murder in the Cathedral
13.15 The History of the Cathedral in Glass

Thursday 25 October

11.15 St Gabriel’s Chaepl
12.15 Simon of Sudbury- Murdered by a Mob
13.15 Monastic Medicine
14.15 St Anselm’s Chapel
15.15 Chichele’s Tomb

Friday 26 October

11.15 The 1st English Princess of Wales
12.15 Tomb Raiders
13.15 What Chaucer’s Pilgrims Saw
15.15 Women in the Cathedral

Saturday 27 October

10.15 The Huguenots of Canterbury
11.15 The Stephen Cox Sculptures
12.15 The Secrets of St Gabriel’s Chapel
13.15 The Buffs 1918
14.15 The Cathedral in WWII
15.15 The Secrets of St Gabriel’s Chapel

Sunday 28 October

13.00 Archbishop Benson
13.30 The Redemption Window

Monday 29 October

10.15 Bossanyi Windows
11.15 The Water Tower
12.15 The Black Prince
14.15 Five Murdered Archbishops
15.15 Screen of the six Kings

Tuesday 30 October 

10.15 Tracking Down an Archbishop
11.15 The Buffs’ Regimental Chapel
12.15 The Story of Becket
13.15 The Cathedral Monks and Chapter House
14.15 Four Corners of the Cloister
15.15 It’s a Risky Job- Murdered Archbishops.

Wednesday 31 October

10.15 The Stephen Cox Sculptures
11.15 St Gabriel’s Chapel
12.15 Two Henry’s and a Becket
13.15 The Black Prince
14.15 Henry II & Becket – What Happened Next?
15.15 St Anselm’s Chapel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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