‘The History of the Book, told from the Cathedral’s Collections’ Monday 16th August or Monday 6th September 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.’

Monday 16th August or Monday 6th September 2021


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.

*Due to Covid Food Hygiene Afternoon Tea is likely to be plated by our staff, rather than buffet.

Not local? Why not stay the night on the Sunday or Monday night for the reduced price of £127 Single Occupancy or 137 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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