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…


Heritage Open Days


At the request and on behalf of the City Council the Canterbury Society is for the third year undertaking the organisation of the Heritage Open Days, which this year fall from Thursday 8th September up to and including Sunday 11th September. We have many varied and interesting properties which generously…


Your invitation to the Historic Cathedral Cities Alliance APPG

This is an invitation to the meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Civic Societies, which will take place on Tuesday 8 March in Portcullis House, Westminster. The aims of the meeting are to consider the challenges facing cathedral cities and historic towns, given the current drive for…


Student Impact Review


The City Council is currently conducting a review which is considering the impact of students on the city.  The review is concerned both with the positive benefits of having so many students, and also with many of the less positive aspects.  A Student Impact Review Working Group has been set…


Litter Initiative for Canterbury


We welcome the news that Cllr Oliver Fawcett has taken on the job of Litter Liaison on behalf of the city’s councillors.  He is looking for ways to tackle the problem and inviting local people to help.  In particular he would like residents to identify ‘litter grotspots’ which need attention…