Canterbury Christ Church University Bookshop

Bookstalls, Conferences & Events

Michael Rosen
f you would like the Bookshop to provide a range of titles for your conference please contact us. From book signings to graduations we support a variety of events across all campuses.

Book readings and events are also advertised on the University Events Pages.


Forthcoming Events

Martin Luther King Jr Annual Lecture
Professor Annette Gordon-Reed
Monday 2nd February 2015
Old Sessions House
Black Citizenship – A Dream Deferred? The Civil War Amendments were meant to bring black Americans into full citizenship. But almost a century and a half later, the question whether blacks have attained full citizenship in the United States is still a valid question. Why? Professor Gordon-Reed’s talk will address this question and offer prospects for change.

Public Lecture with Onora Sylvia O'Neill, Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve, Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and Mark Hammond, Chief Executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and Visiting Professor of Public Administration
Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Old Sessions House
PL Freedom of ExpressionFreedom of Expression: a fundamental value and a qualified right. Baroness Onora O’Neill will be speaking together with Mark Hammond on the right to freedom of expression. Their lecture will survey the history and philosophy of freedom of expression. It will introduce a new publication by the EHRC on the legal framework that protects – and restricts – this freedom, with particular reference to hate speech and offence relating to characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010.

Wednesday 11th March 2015
Ian Hocking
Reading Series - Author Event
Sidney Cooper Gallery   

Deja Vu

Ian Hocking is a senior lecturer in psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University, and the author of three science fiction novels. His comic novel, Deja Vu was originally published in 2005, and is now available in a 'quintessential' edition from Unsung Stories. He was born in 1976 in Cornwall. His science fiction 'shows assured use of cutting-edge SF ideas' (Ken Macleod) and his comedy is 'like Spike Milligan, but in a good way' (Mil Millington).




Public Lecture with Jonathon Porritt
Thursday 26th March 2015
Old Sessions House

Will We Ever Understand the True Value of Nature? 

Wednesday 22nd April 2015
Catherine Hall
Reading Series - Author Event
Sidney Cooper Gallery   

Catherine Hall was born in the Lake District and worked in documentary film production and international peace-building before publishing her first novel, Days of Grace, in 2009. Her next novel. Proof of Love, won the Carnation Prize 2011 and a Fiction Uncovered Award. Her latest novel, Repercussions, was published in September 2014).

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Wednesday 6th May 2015
Sophie Hannah
Reading Series - Author Event
Sidney Cooper Gallery   

Sophie Hannah is the internationally bestselling writer of nine psychological thrillers, published in 32 countries. In 2013, her novel The Carrier won the Crime Thriller of the year award at the Specsavers National Book Awards. Two of Sophie's crime novels (Point of Rescue, and The Other Half Lives) have been adapted for television and appeared on ITV1 under the series title Case Sensitive in 2011 and 2012.

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