One of the frustrating things about lockdowns, self-isolating and restrictions is not being able to get to libraries and archives close to home. To celebrate History Day 2020, Michelle Crowther looks at some of the freely available online collections of Kent history and recommends some of her favourites.
To mark Heritage Open Days in a virtual way, we are celebrating Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales. In this blog post researched and written by Charlotte Worthington, 3rd year BA French and History student, we will ask the question – did Chaucer really visit Canterbury and if he did, what was he doing here?
This wasn’t the summer you were anticipating. Instead of being cooped up in a gym which smells of old plimsolls, and agonising over an exam paper, then heading off with your classmates for a long hot summer back-packing, you now have a lot of time on your hands, staring at your bedroom wallpaper and wishing it were somehow different, so how can you fill your time before starting uni.
On my first day volunteering at Canterbury Christ Church University’s archive, more specifically working on the Braddon collection, I came across a letter dating from the 1960s from history professor Robert Lee Wolff to Henry Maxwell.
The Library is always looking at ways to improve things for you and is holding an informal feedback session #ShapeOurLibrary on Thursday 14th November 12-2pm, ground floor of Augustine House to hear your views. As a thank you there will be snacks provided!
National Care Leaver’s Week is happening from 28 October to 3 November. The week was established in 2002 by the Care Leavers’ Foundation, and it aims to celebrate achievements of the care experienced people in our communities. The week also highlights some of the challenges care experienced people face and encourages discussion around the support that is available.