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Our 40th birthday is almost here

March 14th, 2016

40years: Canterbury Archaeological Trust

Friday 25 March to Sunday 24 April
The Front Room, The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge,
Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2RA
Free Admission, drop in

We begin our 40th anniversary celebrations with a special exhibition. Since the Trust was founded in 1976 we have carried out thousands of projects. The exhibition celebrates the achievements and discoveries of the last 40 years, covering key sites, finds and buildings, as well as innovative educational and community work. Learn about one of the UK’s most highly-regarded archaeological units and how its work enriches the story of Canterbury.
40years: Canterbury Archaeological Trust



Other Times, Other Worlds

February 9th, 2016

A fascinating talk examining the links between gaming, fantasy, history, imagination and archaeology.

Andrew Richardson of the Trust and Dr Lesley Hardy (Canterbury Christ Church University) will explore whether imagined worlds have anything useful to tell us about our own world or if gaming can help us get closer to the lives of our ancient and medieval ancestors.

Whatever your views on these and similar questions please come along and share them. Tickets still available (£3.00/£4.00).

Thursday 11 February, 6.00-7.00pm.
The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, 18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA.



Not just a pair of socks

November 26th, 2015

If you’re stuck for ideas for Christmas presents, consider buying someone an experience with Canterbury Archaeological Trust. We offer one-day experiences next summer on the Iron Age and Roman site at East Wear Bay, Folkestone, from £65, or bookings of one to four weeks on-site training from £30-£40 per day (depending on how many weeks you book). Or buy someone a gift voucher for one or more of our popular one-day courses here in Canterbury. We will provide named gift vouchers for any of these options to present at Christmas or birthdays. Full details here or contact Andrew Richardson andrew.richardson@canterburytrust.co.uk.
East Wear Bay one-day experience



Archaeological Finds Identification

November 23rd, 2015

Have you got a find at home that you would like identified? Finds Liaison Officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme Jennifer Jackson will be holding a surgery in The Beaney so bring along your finds to be identified and recorded. Jennifer is hoping to record finds made by metal detectorists and people who find archaeological artefacts whilst out walking, gardening or renovating houses.
Chatelaine
Free admission, drop in.
Please contact Jennifer to make an appointment: Jennifer. Jackson@kent.gov.uk or 03000 41340 www.finds.org.uk

Thursday 3 December 2.00 to 6.30pm
Explorers & Collectors Gallery, The Beaney



Historic buildings of Folkestone

November 19th, 2015

This coming Saturday afternoon (21st November), Andy Linklater will be giving a FREE talk, see poster!
Free Public Talk



Not just a Roman road

November 10th, 2015

Jake Weekes will describe the findings of the community digs held in the Westgate Gardens over two summers at a Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust event hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University.

Thursday 26 November 1016, 7.00 pm
Newton Building, room Ng07, Canterbury Christ Church University



Anglo-Saxon Kent: old and new discoveries

October 22nd, 2015

Keith Parfitt and Andrew Richardson will be speaking at the KAS fieldwork committee’s conference at the University of Kent on Saturday 31st October.  Other speakers are Ges Moody (St Augustine’s landing place); Dana Goodburn-Brown (The Meads, Sittingbourne); Gabor Thomas and Alex Knox (Lyminge) and Alison Taylor (St Peter’s cemetery, Thanet).  Andrew will be speaking about the wonderful Anglo-Saxon finds in the Society’s own collection and Keith about the settlement excavated at Church Whitfield on the Whitfield-Eastry by-pass and Buckland cemetery.

Gold bracteate, Buckland

Lyminge excavations

Meads Anglo-Saxon cemetery

There will be a bookstall with some of our publications available at special conference prices.

Booking form and details.



CAT KITs go to Canterbury Festival

October 13th, 2015

On Saturday 24th October, participants at one of Canterbury Festival’s creative writing workshops can get creative with some of our finds from the past. Local historical fiction author, Truda Thurai is borrowing a CAT KIT of original finds which it is hoped will inspire! The workshop will be followed by Invention vs Accuracy in Historical Fiction Writing, a panel debate between two academics and two fiction writers on the role of research. Sounds like a really interesting event.

Details of the workshop and debate are on the SaveAs Writers website www.saveaswriters.co.uk and in the Canterbury Festival programme.



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