‘The History of the Book, told from the Cathedral’s Collections’ Monday 16th August 2021

A perfect afternoon for all book-lovers! Enjoy a special visit to Canterbury Cathedral’s Archives and Library to see some highlights of the book collections, from medieval to modern. This will be followed by a fascinating illustrated talk by Dr David Shaw*, book historian. Afterwards you will enjoy a Full Afternoon Tea in the Refectory Restaurant.

*’David Shaw has been researching the history of printing and the history of the Cathedral’s Library and its collections for many years. He is a past President of the Bibliographical Society and currently offers a six-week course on the history of printing in Europe for the Canterbury U3A.’


14:15     Meet at Visitor Centre in Buttermarket

14:30     Display items in the Cathedral  Archives and Library

15.30     Talk in AV ‘The Cathedral’s Library: books and their owners’

16:15     Afternoon Tea in the Refectory Restaurant

17:30     Guests are welcome to enjoy Evensong

£24.95 per person

Afternoon Tea consists of a selection of teas and coffee, afternoon tea sandwiches to include egg and cress (v), smoked salmon, Cheddar cheese and pickle (v), ham and grain mustard; scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve (v) followed by Rich fruit cake and Lemon Cake (v). For specific dietary or allergy information, please ask your event co-ordinator for advice.

Not local? Why not stay the night on the Sunday or Monday night for the reduced price of £99 B&B Double Occupancy.

To book, please email us at events@canterburycathedrallodge.org or call 01227 865350 and ask to speak to our events team.

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