Festival of Heritage, Creativity and Culture – Friday 21st October

October 21, 2022 at 10:00 am

North Holmes Road Campus

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education at Canterbury Christ Church hosts expertise across the full human experience and creativity, with subject knowledge in different subjects and disciplines ranging from Archaeology to Visual Communication.

This two day festival celebrates our rich contribution to heritage, faith, creativity and culture with a wide range of activities, aimed at diverse audiences. Academic staff and students will offer engaging, lively and inspiring sessions that showcase the work we do at the university.

Events on Friday 21st October

On Friday 21st October we will be hosting several public talks and workshops. These include:

  • Postgraduate Poster Session – An all day event which takes the form of an exhibition of posters, showcasing our postgraduate research students’ work
  • Walk the University Labyrinth – Explore the university’s turf labyrinth, sited in the Priory gardens – we will explore the potential uses of the space, including creative thinking, reflection and wellbeing. Bring a notebook in case inspiration strikes!
  • Animating a Rube Goldberg machine -The workshop will include a basic look at Adobe Animate and animation principles to allow visitors to animate a basic Rube Goldberg machine
  • What can we learn from history about being homeless? In this talk and the accompanying workshop, Dr Hitchcock will explore the historical experiences of begging and vagrancy across more than three centuries. What did the poorest did to survive, and sometimes even to thrive, in an uncertain world of strangers
  • Us in the World – This event is a truly international celebration of language, poetry, dance and theatre. You will be invited to read a poem from anywhere in the world, in any language, and if the poem is not in English, read a translation. As Mahmoud Darwish said, “Poetry and beauty are always making peace. When you read something beautiful you find coexistence; it breaks walls down”
  • The Prime Minister and the Professor – In this talk, Professor Kevin Ruane (author of Churchill and the Bomb, a BBC History “Book of the Year”), explores the relationship between Winston Churchill and the Oxford scientist F. A.Lindemann, known almost universally as the “Prof” – on of Churchill’s closest friends as well as his scientific advisor as Prime Minister during the Second World War and later in the early Cold War.

Find out more about the talks and book your place.

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