William Somner 1606-1669

Old Sessions House CT1 1PL
Arts and Humanities
Saturday 23 March 2019 (09:30-17:00)
If you have any questions or require further information please contact the event organisers.

An educational event to celebrate the 350th anniversary of this great Kentish scholar. The day comprises an exhibition of Somner manuscripts and books in Canterbury Cathedral Archives and talks by speakers including Professors Jackie Eales and Kenneth Fincham.


Tickets are:

  • Tickets for the conference and exhibition are now SOLD OUT. 

Those attending the exhibition need to meet at the Cathedral Archives at 09:20  View map here. 

You can still book tickets at a slightly reduced price to attend the rest of the day. In this case meet at Old Sessions House where coffee will be served at 11am. 

  • £16 Adult 
  • £10 - CCCU Student 

This educational event on William Somner, who made a very significant contribution to 17th-century antiquarian scholarship, will take place on Saturday 23 March 2019, just one week before the exact anniversary of his death.

Participants will see an exhibition of Somner manuscripts and books in Canterbury Cathedral Archives before a programme of lectures at Old Sessions House.

In addition to Professors Jackie Eales and Kenneth Fincham, Drs Rachel Fletcher and David Shaw, with Avril Leach, will set Somner’s life into its seventeenth-century context and also examine his literary legacy. Any surplus over costs will be added to the Ian Coulson Memorial Postgraduate Award fund to help support CCCU postgraduates working on Kent history topics.



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