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Visions of the Past: Kent and its Antiquarians

Free Day Conference and Public Forum: 3rd November 2012
University Centre, Folkestone
Speakers: Lesley Hardy, Lorraine Flisher and Iain Neilson

Kent, with its rich and diverse history, has for hundreds of years been at the forefront of the study and understanding of the ancient past in Britain.

This day conference and forum opens up the work of early pioneers in archaeology and history, antiquarians such as John Leland who identified ‘Briton Brykes’ at Folkestone, the Rev Bryan Faussett who saved Anglo Saxon archaeology from destruction and Charles Roach Smith, rescuer of Roman London and founder in 1844 of the British Archaeological Association in Canterbury.

Join us for some fascinating talks and forum discussion and learn more about Kent, its history, archaeology and the men and women who have discovered it, fought for it and preserved it.

This day conference is free to all and is part of the A Town Unearthed: Folkestone Before 1500, project.

To book your place on-line go to: www.canterbury.ac.uk/community-arts-education
or phone 01227 863451 (Mon-Friday 9.30 – 2.30pm). Further details.



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