Diamond Netwalking club- walk 1.


Diamond Netwalking club- walk 1.

Canterbury Christ Church University 60th Jubilee Logo

To celebrate the University’s 60th year, we will be remembering and celebrating everything we have achieved through a number of events, community engagement activities and much more.

The Enterprise and Engagement team will be running the first of four themed walks throughout our Jubilee year. On Monday 11 April 2022, 12pm, starting at Old Sessions House, our Easter-themed Netwalking event will be an opportunity to network and to find out more about the University, its collaborations, and history. 

We will be guiding walkers through some of our campus’ most historic areas. Winding through St Martins Priory which dates back to AD597, we will be discussing how it is the oldest church building in England and is still functioning as a parish church.  Part of a World Heritage site, along with Canterbury Cathedral and St Augustine’s Abbey, it is also, the oldest church in the English-speaking world with Grade 1 listing.  

The route has been formulated with the time of year in mind, Easter often being associated with rejuvenation and growth. So, after meandering through winding paths, we will have ventured from old, towards new by concluding the walk at our new Verena Holmes Building; home to our dynamic science, technology, health, engineering, and medicine courses. Argued to be our most innovative building, it is named after Verena Winifred Holmes, an English mechanical engineer and inventor. With the recent focus on encouraging women into engineering, and due to her strong advocacy for this cause before its time, to name our new STEM building after her is very appropriate.

It is in this impressive building that fellow netwalkers will be able to enjoy light refreshments (including hot cross buns!), overlooking some breath-taking views (weather permitting). We’re inviting our business partners, staff and students to join us.

Starting point: Old Sessions House North Holmes Road.
Finishing point: Verena Holmes Building, North Holmes campus.

Take part and get involved by emailing:

Limited spaces available.

  • The walk consists of hills, narrow pathways and steps.
  • We’ll be offering a mobility friendly route; please do get in contact in advance if this would suit you better.
  • We aim to walk for half an hour, giving plenty of time to mingle afterwards.
  • If the weather appears not to be on our side, we will get in contact to reschedule.

To learn more about the University’s history, click here.

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