WILLIAM SOMNER, 1606-1669 One-day Conference

Event date: 23rd March 2019

Type of Event: Local history conference

Event Location: Canterbury Cathedral Archives & Old Sessions House, Christ Church University, Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PL

WILLIAM SOMNER, 1606-1669

One-day Conference

Canterbury Cathedral Archives & Old Sessions House, Christ Church University, Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PL

Saturday 23 March, 2019

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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PROGRAMME

Session One – Preliminaries - MEET AT THE CATHEDRAL ARCHIVES

9.30-10.45  exhibition of Somner manuscripts and books, Cathedral Archives

11.00-11.35  coffee at OLD SESSIONS HOUSE

11.35-11.45  welcome and introduction by Dr David Wright

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Session Two – Somner and Canterbury

11.45-12.30  Professor Jackie Eales – Somner’s Canterbury

12.30-1.00  Avril Leach – Somner’s The Antiquities of Canterbury

1.00-2.00   lunch (not provided)

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Session Three – Somner the Scholar

2.00-2.30  Dr Rachel Fletcher – The Anglo-Saxon/Latin/English Dictionary

2.30-3.15  Dr David Shaw – William Somner’s Books

3.15-3.45  tea

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Session Four – Somner and the Church

3.45-4.45  Professor Kenneth Fincham – Somner and William Laud

4.45-5.00  questions, summing-up and close

 

To book, follow the link above, call 01227 782994 or email artsandculture@canterbury.ac.uk