South Canterbury Application DEADLINE approaching

Your comments about the application for 4,000 houses and many other facilities at Mountfield, South Canterbury have to be with the City Council by 27th May 2016. The reference number is CA/00600. Look it up on line and see, amongst other horrors, the 19.9 metre (65 feet) high, tower block…


Canterbury Society AGM 

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7.30 pm ON WEDNESDAY 1 JUNE AT THE FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE, THE FRIARS  Do come along to the AGM – you would be very welcome. The AGM gives us an opportunity to: Review the work of the Canterbury Society over the past year Hear the reports from the Chair and…


The UK and the EU: “Ask the Experts”

Hear and debate the arguments for ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ in the Referendum 6.00 – 8.30 pm on Tuesday 31 May at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge This initiative by the University of Kent offers the people of Canterbury and East Kent an opportunity to put their questions about the coming EU…


New Design in the Historic Centre of Canterbury

A talk by Dr Nikos Karydis at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 1st June at the Friends Meeting House, The Friars. The event will focus on some key questions for Canterbury.  How can cities such as ours achieve a sympathetic balance between old and new in the built environment?  How can the…


Heritage Open Days


Again this year the Canterbury Society is responsible, at the request of Canterbury City Council, for the organisation of the  Heritage Open Days.  This year the event runs from  Wednesday 8th September through to Sunday 11th September.  So far nearly twenty venues have  kindly agreed to open their doors, either for…


Marlowe Museum project


Committee member Diana Holbrook has been invited to represent the Canterbury Society on the Committee of the newly founded Marlowe Museum project. There is surprisingly no Marlowe Museum in the world, and it seems overdue that one should be set up in the city where Christopher Marlowe was born, and educated. …


Design Awards: the winners

Last week many of you came to the ceremony for the first Canterbury Society Design Award.  However, some of those who could not be there have asked what happened at the event.  Who won the Awards?  Why did the judges choose the winners? The judges divided the nominations into three…


Design Awards shortlist

The Canterbury Society Design Awards for 2016 are to be presented at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 23 March at the St Peter’s Methodist Church Hall. However, we are aware that you may not know what buildings and projects have been nominated for the Award.   Members of the public were invited to…


APPG for Civic Societies: Historic Towns and Cathedral Cities

This week saw the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Civic Societies gather to discuss historic towns and cathedral cities. The event attracted over 100 people to Parliament including many MPs and influential figures from the heritage sector. Steve Brine MP attended the event and stated: “I was delighted to…