Talks and Lectures

Talk Time

Every Tuesday, 10am to 12noon

Please note there will be no session on 22nd & 29th December 2015

The Beaney Library Community Room

Free admission, drop in
These coffee and chat sessions discuss a wide range of topics and have occasional speakers.

Wise Words

Poetry for Wellbeing Workshops

Sessions start from 8th January

Every Friday, 1 to 3pm


The Community Room, The Beaney Library

Booking advised, email with ‘Wise Words for Wellbeing Workshops’ in the subject box.

Increasingly, poetry is being used to promote and sustain health and wellbeing. Reading and reflecting on poems – and writing in response – is a way of connecting with the self and others at a profound level.

Each workshop brings a small group of participants together in an informal, warm and welcoming space.

At the end of the workshops poems are brought together in a beautiful anthology.

The workshops are open access and no previous experience of writing poetry is required.

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Popular Lecture: Other Times, Other Worlds

Thursday 11 February, 6-7pm 

The Learning Lab, The Beaney

Adults £4, Members £3, Advance booking required

Andrew Richardson, Canterbury Archaeological Trust, and Dr Lesley Hardy, Christ Church University present Other Times: Other Worlds. 

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

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