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History - Life and Times of Canterbury Cathedral - Online Live

Day of week:
Delivered online
Mixed Level
13:00 - 15:00
10 weeks


The aim of this course is to learn about significant events and characters in the 1,000-year story of Canterbury Cathedral.
You will discover how and why Canterbury Cathedral was built and learn something of the lives of those who have lived and worked there throughout its thousand- year history. We will examine the cathedral’s changing role - in both local and national society – its original purpose, its experience of the Dissolution and its story since. We will look at cathedral life; the workings of a medieval monastery; the observation of the hours and the ‘business’ of a cathedral of its size. Along our journey of discovery, we will uncover some of the secrets hidden in the cathedral’s magnificent stained glass; find out about the purposes and functions of the monastery gardens and we will meet a few of the notable - and notorious! - characters associated with the cathedral throughout its rich and varied life. There should be something to capture everyone’s imagination and interest!
By the end of this course
All students should be able to outline the history of Canterbury Cathedral from its foundations to the modern day.
Most students should be able to identify, locate and describe the separate building phases of the cathedral’s major features and windows .
Some students should be able to describe and compare the changing functions of the cathedral over its thousand- year history.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Naomi Dickins

Naomi Dickins graduated from the University of Bristol with a B.A. (Hons) in History and also has an Advanced Diploma in Local Historical Studies from the University of Oxford. She has worked as an archivist, historical researcher and lecturer and recently published a history of Tenterden with Amberley Books. Naomi also has a lifelong love of textile and needle crafts, is an embroidery artist, runs textiles workshops and is a designer for Practical Publishing craft magazines.

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How will I be taught?

The Tutors Naomi Dickins will apply different teaching methods according to the topics of the course., There will be group and class discussions and researches and the students will have and active part in the course.

What do I need to have with me?

Pen and notepad for the first lesson. The tutor will inform you about any reading material, textbook, fabrics and other needed about the course.

What can I do next?

You can attend other History or HIstory of Fashion courses.. The tutors will be able to advise., Please visit our website

What do I need to join the course

You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built- in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor will send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website, , , No prior knowledge is required. , ,

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/116742/M/LC.