Celebrating Canterbury's rich heritage
30 April 2019
Canterbury Christ Church University is organising a series of events to celebrate the city’s 30 year-milestone of World Heritage status.
This year marks 30 years since three buildings in Canterbury were inscribed onto the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Canterbury Cathedral, the Church of St Martin, which is the oldest church in England, and the ruins of the Abbey of St Augustine.
Christ Church is exceptionally proud of its unique connection with the World Heritage Site, as the North Holmes Campus occupies part of St Augustine’s Abbey site dating back some 1,400 years, providing a remarkable link between the University and Canterbury’s ancient past.
Our Heritage A to Z calendar is an integral part of our University celebrations and from Wednesday 1 May, we will be revealing one letter each day to represent an aspect of our heritage associated with our World Heritage status, or the wider city and its landscape. Entries have been written by academics, students and alumni, alongside representatives from the King’s School, staff of the cathedral and St Martin’s Church.
The University will also be hosting a two-day conference on Canterbury and other UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the world on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 May at Old Sessions House, Longport.
Conference attendees will be invited to an exclusive light show at St Augustine’s Abbey on Saturday evening. Further details will be announced on the University box office website soon. Visit www.canterbury.ac.uk/arts-and-culture/box-office.aspx