Medieval History Weekend
A joint venture between Canterbury Christ Church University and Canterbury Cathedral, the city’s hugely popular biennial Medieval History Weekend returns next year for Becket2020. It will coincide with 850th anniversary of St Thomas Becket’s martyrdom in 1170, and the 800th of the relocation of his shrine in 1220.
With an international audience, it will showcase the most recent cutting-edge research on the Middle Ages.
Expect guided tours, special exhibitions, and lectures from local experts and popular historians alike. Speakers will include the former Archbishop of Canterbury, The Revd Dr Rowan Williams, Professors Diarmaid MacCulloch, Caroline Barron, and Paul Bennett MBE; while Cressida Williams, head of the Cathedral’s archives, will be coordinating exclusive tours of our own medieval collections.
Further details TBC.
Title image: L. P. Sartin