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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.

Friday 1 February
12.15 The Peninsula War
13.15 The Tomb Raiders
14.15 Canterbury in WWII

Saturday 2 February
11.15 The Great Cloister
13.15 The Chapter House
14.15 The Cathedral in WWII
15.15 The Warriors Chapel

Sunday 3 February
13.00 The Redemption Window
13.30 Archbishop White Bell

Monday 4 February
11.15 The Black Prince
12.15 The Infirmary Ruins
13.15 The Chapter House
14.15 Icons – The Cathedral’s Religious Art

Tuesday 5 February
10.15 Lady M and an Archbishop
11.15 Becket’s Bones
12.15 Murder in the Cathedral
13.15 The Monks of Canterbury Cathedral
14.15 The Miracle Windows
15.15 The Black Prince’s Achievements and Feathers

Wednesday 6 February
11.15 St Gabriel’s Chapel
12.15 The Royal Tombs
13.15 The History of the Cathedral in Glass
14.15 The Black Prince
15.15 The Story of Becket

Thursday 7 February
10.15 Tracking Down an Archbishop
11.15 The Miracle Windows
12.15 Archbishop Simon and the Peasants
13.15 The Black Prince
14.15 597 How it all Began
15.15 The Dream of King Louis VII of France

Friday 8 February
10.15 The Bossanyi Windows
11.15 The Black Prince
12.15 The Royal Windows
13.15 The Great Cloister
14.15 Pilgrimage
15.15 St Anselm’s Chapel

Saturday 9 February
10.15 The Stephen Cox Sculptures
11.15 The Chapter House
12.15 St Gabriel’s Chapel
13.15 Ethelbert and Bertha
14.15 The Cathedral in WWII
15.15 The History of the Cathedral in Glass

Sunday 10 February
13.00 The Early History of the Cathedral
13.30 The Martyrdom of Thomas Becket

Monday 11 February
10.15 The Water Tower
11.15 Henry IV
12.15 The Chapter House
13.15 Richard III & Treachery of an Archbishop
14.15 Icons – The Cathedral’s Religious Art
15.15 The Death of Simon Sudbury

Tuesday 12 February
10.15 Diamond Jim Beaney
11.15 Tracking Down an Archbishop
12.15 The Story of Becket
14.15 Four Corners of the Cloister
15.15 Stories in Glass

Wednesday 13 February
10.15 Henry IV and Joan of Navarre
11.15 St Gabriel’s Chapel
12.15 Murder in the Cathedral
13.15 The Miracle Windows
14.15 The Black Prince’s Achievements and Feathers
15.15 Becket V. Henry – What Happened Next

Thursday 14 February
11.15 St Gabriel’s Chapel
12.15 A Walk Around the Quire
13.15 Archbishop Simon and the Peasants

Friday 15 February
12.15 Lady Margaret & The Royal Family
14.15 The Cathedral in WWII

Saturday 16 February
10.15 The Great Cloister
11.15 Under Bell Harry Tower
12.15 Ethelbert and Bertha
13.15 The Chapter House
14.15 The Cathedral in WWII
15.15 The History of the Cathedral in Glass

Sunday 17 February
13.00 The Ancestor’s Window
13.30 Christchurch Gate

Monday 18 February
10.15 The Black Prince
11.15 The Story of Becket
12.15 The Black Prince
13.15 Magna Carta
14.15 Icons – The Cathedral’s Religious Art
15.15 The Screen of the Six Kings

Tuesday 19 February
10.15 Lady M and an Archbishop
11.15 Diamond Jim Beaney
12.15 Murder in the Cathedral
13.15 1066 & Some of That
14.15 Henry IV & His Sons

Wednesday 20 February
10.15 Henry IV and Joan of Navarre
11.15 St Gabriel’s Chapel
12.15 2 Henry’s and a Becket
13.15 The Royal Tombs
14.15 The Story of Becket

Thursday 21 February
10.15 The Monks of Christchurch Priory
11.15 The Bossanyi Windows
12.15 Archbishop Simon and the Peasants
13.15 A Potted History of England in Glass
14.15 The Black Prince’s Achievements and Feathers

Friday 22 February
10.15 Bossanyi Windows
11.15 The Black Prince
12.15 The Miracle Window’s
13.15 How the Cathedral Survived WWII

Saturday 23 February
10.15 The Story of St Dunstan
11.15 The Bossanyi Windows
12.15 St Gabriel’s Chapel
14.15 The Cathedral in WWII
15.15 The History of the Cathedral in Glass

Sunday 24 February
13.00 The History of the Early Cathedral
13.30 The Martyrdom of Becket

Monday 25 February
10.15 Henry IV
11.15 The Story of Becket
12.15 The Chapter House
15.15 5 Murdered Archbishops

Tuesday 26 February
10.15 Lady M and an Archbishop
11.15 Diamond Jim Beaney
12.15 The Story of Becket
14.15 Henry IV & His Sons
15.15 It’s a Risky Job! – Murdered Archbishops

Wednesday 27 February
10.15 The Stephen Cox Sculptures
11.15 St Gabriel’s Chapel
12.15 2 Henry’s and a Becket
13.15 Murder in the Cathedral
15.15 The Black Prince’s Achievements and Feathers

Thursday 28 February
10.15 The Monks of Christ Church Priory
11.15 The Bossanyi Windows

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