2020 Becket Lecture
Professor Paul Bennett (Visiting Professor in Archaeology in the Centre for Kent History & Heritage)
The 2020 Becket Lecture will be given by Professor Paul Bennett who will explore Angevin Canterbury. Drawing on his vast knowledge gained as Director of Canterbury Archaeological Trust over many decades, he will paint a picture of Thomas Becket's vibrant city using archaeological and documentary sources.
As the recently retired Director of Canterbury Archaeological Trust, Paul Bennett is uniquely placed to give a detailed assessment of what it would have been like in Canterbury during the decades around 1170. Using William Urry's magisterial study of Angevin Canterbury and results from many archaeological excavations that have taken place in the city, including those at Longmarket, Whitefriars and the Marlowe Arcade, Paul will offer insights into the lives of those who resided and worked in Canterbury during this dynamic period in the city's fortunes.
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