Sandwich History Society: Talks and Events
Sandwich History Society holds talks or lectures throughout the year - COVID 19 - many lectures are held via Zoom
More information about the lectures and outings please contact Mike Elms firstname.lastname@example.org
Lectures 2020 / 2021
Events and Talks -
Many of our Talks and Lectures are now by Zoom, the programme is provisional so please look again for updates.
14th January 2021 at 7:00pm
AGM followed by:
"The History of Stonar Lake"
11th February 2021at 7:30pm -
via ZOOM, details contact by email
"My life at the Channel Tunnel"
11th March 2021 at 7:30pm - Venue TBA - Please check again
Prof. Richard Eales
"Kent Domesday and the Norman Conquest (incl. a case study of Sandwich)"
Canterbury Christ Church University
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th March 2021 Online via Microsoft TEAMS
Tudors and Stuarts Weekend
Please choose from a programme of eleven live online lectures by exciting and expert speakers such as Professors Alec Ryrie, Lena Orlin, and Andy Wood.
Welcome back brilliant speakers Dr Amy Blakeway and Professors Glenn Richardson and Keith McLay.
Greet leading international scholars, including Dr Onyeka Nubia and Professors Pamela King and Matthew Johnson - all talking about research close to their hearts.
Two short films are included FREE when you buy a ticket
Tickets for each talk cost £7.50 per person or buy a Weekend Ticket for all talks for £60
15th April 2021at 7:30pm - Venue TBA - Please check again
Annie Kemkaren-Smith - Curator Leeds Castle
"Leeds Castle and its fascinating History"
20th May 2021 at 7:30pm - Venue TBA - Please check again
Prof. Jackie Eales
"The Glorious Revolution of 1688: How Glorious? How Revolutionary?"
Events and Items of Interest - Days Out
Item of Interest from the British Film Institute -
A 9 minute Film made in 1934 "Curiosities of Sandwich" - a delicious portrait of Sandwich, photographed by Fred Ford.
Past Talks and Past Events
Wednesday 16 December, 7pm online via Microsoft TEAMS
2020 Becket Lecture
Canterbury during the Time of Thomas Becket Professor Paul Bennett MBE (Visiting Professor in Archaeology in the Centre for Kent History & Heritage)
"Professor Paul Bennett will explore Angevin Canterbury.
Drawing on his vast knowledge gained as Director of Canterbury Archaeological Trust over many decades, he will paint a picture of Thomas Becket’s vibrant city using archaeological and documentary sources.
As the recently retired Director of Canterbury Archaeological Trust, Paul Bennett is uniquely placed to give a detailed assessment of what it would have been like in Canterbury during the decades around 1170.
Using William Urry’s magisterial study of Angevin Canterbury and results from many archaeological excavations that have taken place in the city, including those at Longmarket, Whitefriars, and the Marlowe Arcade, Paul will offer insights into the lives of those who resided and worked in Canterbury during this dynamic period in the city’s fortunes.
Thursday 17th December 2020, 7pm (via zoom)
Professor Nicholas Vincent The Road to Sanctity:
Thomas Becket and the Port of Sandwich - An 850th Anniversary Lecture
£5 per e-ticket All proceeds directly support the Sandwich Guildhall Museum and History Society.
12th November 2020 - Log-on between 18:45 and 19.25 - lecture starts 19:30
Dr Imogen Corrigan
"Stone on Stone: The Master Masons, the men who built Cathedrals"
Anyone wishing to join in would need to email email@example.com for the instructions required which allows you to join in the Zoom presentation, see and hear Imogen and even ask questions at the end.
8th October 2020 at 7:30pm in Sandwich Guildhall
Dr John Butler
"The Relics of Thomas Becket"
10th September 2020 at 7:30pm in Sandwich Guildhall
Dr Andrew Richardson - Cant. Arch. Trust
"Metal Detectorists vs Archaeologists"