May 11 2011 Published by under Local

This is an advice and crime prevention video directed at students studying in Canterbury at either the University of Kent or Canterbury Christ Church. The initiative has been supported by: Kent Police, University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent Union, Christ Church Students’ Union, Kent Fire and Rescue, Canterbury City Council and NUS.

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Fitting In

May 07 2011 Published by under Local

An animated film made by pupils from Canterbury High and Barton Court Grammar. This thought provoking film explores issues which affect young people and was made over five days. The young people researched, wrote the narrated accounts and animated the film. This film was funded by KCC Extended Services Canterbury, Canterbury City and Canterbury Christ Church University

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World Cities: Canterbury

Nov 19 2010 Published by under Local

Canterbury is a city in eastern Kent in the South East of England. It lies on the River Stour, and along with the towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay is in the local government district of the city of Canterbury. Originally a Celtic settlement, which was renamed Durovernum Cantiacorum by Roman conquerors in the first century of our era. After the Kingdom of Kent converted to Christianity in 597, Augustine founded an episcopal see in the city and became the first Archbishop of Canterbury, a position he now heads the Church of England and worldwide Anglican Communion. the murder of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170 the cathedral was becoming a place of pilgrimage for Christians worldwide. This pilgrimage was the theme for the 14 century literary classic Geoffery Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. The literary legacy continued with the birth of the playwright Christopher Marlowe in the city in the 16 century. Many historic structures remain in the city, including a city wall founded in Roman times and rebuilt in the 14th century, the ruins of the Abbey of St. Augustine and a Norman castle, and perhaps the oldest school in England, the School del Rey. Modern additions include the University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, the Marlowe Theatre, and the land of San Lorenzo, the home of Kent County Cricket Club. Canterbury area has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Under the axes of the Palaeolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age pots have been found in Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” were inspired by this city located in Kent, southern England. The Westgate Museum is located in the medieval fortified gatehouse, contains armery military skirmishes in the area throughout history. Canterbury Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of the Anglican Church and the Palace of Thrums street with shops and cafes.
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