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It is highly appropriate that Canterbury, as one of the so-called Magna Carta Towns, should have a central place in the 800th anniversary celebrations for Magna Carta in June 2015.
A copy of the 1215 Magna Carta survives today in a late thirteenth-century register (CCA-DCc-Register/E (General Cartulary, 1290-1300) now preserved in Canterbury Cathedral Archives. To help launch Canterbury's celebrations, Canterbury Christ Church University will be co-hosting a conference on Saturday 6 June 2015 on Magna Carta, King John and the Civil War in Kent, in collaboration with Canterbury Cathedral Library and Archives, and the Canterbury Branch of the Historical Association. The conference will showcase new and groundbreaking research on Kent's role during this pivotal period in English history.
Saturday 6 June 2015 (Og46 Old Sessions House)
- 8.45am to 9.15am Registration and Coffee
- 9.20am Welcome
- 9.30am to 10.15am Dr Sophie Ambler (University of East Anglia), 'Pope Innocent III and the Interdict'
- 10.15am to 11am Professor Nicholas vincent (University of East Anglia), 'Stephen and Simon Langton: Magna Carta's True Authors?'
- 11am to 11.20am Coffee
- 11.20am to 12.05pm Professor Louise Wilkinson (Canterbury Christ Church University), ‘Canterbury in the Age of King John’
- 12.05pm to 12.50pm Professor David Carpenter (King’s College London), ‘Canterbury’s Magna Carta’
- 12.50pm to 2pm Lunch
- 2pm to 2.45pm Dr Hugh Doherty (University of East Anglia), ‘The Lady, The Bear, and the Politics of Baronial London’
- 2.45pm to 3.30pm Dr Sean McGlynn (Open University), 'The Magna Carta Civil War in Kent'
- 3.30pm to 3.50pm Tea
- 3.50pm to 4.35pm Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh (Canterbury Christ Church University), ‘The Battle of Sandwich: A Decisive Naval Victory commemorated in Stone’
- 4.35pm to 5.20pm Mr Richard Eales (formerly University of Kent), ‘The Inheritance of Magna Carta; Kent in the Civil Wars of the 1260s’
- 5.30pm Conference close
|Sat 6 Jun 2015||08:45 to 17:30|
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Located within the centre of Canterbury, the University is accessible by road from the A2/M2 which links the M25. Canterbury offers very good links with all forms of public transport and the University is within walking distance to the city centre, train and bus stations. Parking is available but very limited and not guanranteed. Disabled parking is available at all locations.
: 1 mile from Canterbury East station