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The School of History and the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research are delighted to be hosting the 2015 Women’s History Network annual conference on the theme of

Female Agency, Activism and Organisation

The conference will be held at the University’s Canterbury campus on 4-6th September 2015.

You can register for the conference here: WHN Conference Registration

The programme is available hereWHN Kent 2015 programme


For info about the conference, the campus and the city of Canterbury, see 

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Canterbury Campus Guide

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Canterbury Campus 

canterbury campus

The Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of parkland and is less than 20 minutes walk from Canterbury city centre. Residential, teaching and administrative buildings are surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods. You can find information about the campus here:

Canterbury City  


Canterbury is a lovely city with medieval buildings, lively bars and atmospheric pubs as well as a wide range of shops. It has a warm and friendly atmosphere, and is within easy reach of London and mainland Europe. The Experian Inner City Vibrancy Report(2013) ranked Canterbury as the 3rd most vibrant city in England and Wales. It is a cultural city with a strong focus on the arts. There are a number of museums and galleries and the city is also home to the Marlowe Theatre, which hosts national touring productions of West End shows and attracts top artists from the worlds of dance, music, comedy, drama, ballet and opera.


Canterbury is situated in Kent (the ‘Garden of England’), and offers you the opportunity to visit one of the most picturesque areas of the country. East Kent has 120 miles of coastline. The nearest coastal town to Canterbury is Whitstable, famous for its Oyster Festival. Herne Bay, Ramsgate and Margate are all close by as well, should you wish to extend your visit into a short break on the Kent coast!


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