Sandwich History Society: Talks and Events

Sandwich History Society holds talks or lectures throughout the year - COVID 19 - many lectures are held via Zoom
More information about the lectures and outings please contact Mike Elms

Lectures 2021

Events and Talks -

Many of our Talks and Lectures are now by Zoom, the programme is provisional so please look again for updates.

11th March 2021 at 7:30pm - Venue TBA - Please check again

Prof. Richard Eales

"Kent Domesday and the Norman Conquest (incl. a case study of Sandwich)"

Canterbury Christ Church University

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th March 2021 Online via Microsoft TEAMS

Tudors and Stuarts Weekend

Please choose from a programme of eleven live online lectures by exciting and expert speakers such as Professors Alec Ryrie, Lena Orlin, and Andy Wood.
Welcome back brilliant speakers Dr Amy Blakeway and Professors Glenn Richardson and Keith McLay.
Greet leading international scholars, including Dr Onyeka Nubia and Professors Pamela King and Matthew Johnson - all talking about research close to their hearts.
Two short films are included FREE when you buy a ticket
Tickets for each talk cost £7.50 per person or buy a Weekend Ticket for all talks for £60

To book or email

Tudors and Stuarts Weekend Lecture

15th April 2021at 7:30pm - Venue TBA - Please check again

Annie Kemkaren-Smith - Curator Leeds Castle

"Leeds Castle and its fascinating History"

20th May 2021 at 7:30pm - Venue TBA - Please check again

Prof. Jackie Eales

"The Glorious Revolution of 1688: How Glorious? How Revolutionary?"

Events and Items of Interest - Days Out

Item of Interest from the British Film Institute -

A 9 minute Film made in 1934 "Curiosities of Sandwich" - a delicious portrait of Sandwich, photographed by Fred Ford.

Past Talks and Past Events

11th February 2021 at 7:30pm - via ZOOM

Mike Elmes

"My life at the Channel Tunnel"

14th January 2021 at 7:00pm


AGM followed by:
Nick Woodland

"The History of Stonar Lake"

Wednesday 16 December, 7pm online via Microsoft TEAMS

2020 Becket Lecture
Canterbury during the Time of Thomas Becket Professor Paul Bennett MBE (Visiting Professor in Archaeology in the Centre for Kent History & Heritage)

Thursday 17th December 2020, 7pm (via zoom)

Professor Nicholas Vincent The Road to Sanctity:
Thomas Becket and the Port of Sandwich - An 850th Anniversary Lecture

£5 per e-ticket All proceeds directly support the Sandwich Guildhall Museum and History Society.

12th November 2020 - Log-on between 18:45 and 19.25 - lecture starts 19:30


Dr Imogen Corrigan

"Stone on Stone: The Master Masons, the men who built Cathedrals"

Anyone wishing to join in would need to email for the instructions required which allows you to join in the Zoom presentation, see and hear Imogen and even ask questions at the end.

8th October 2020 at 7:30pm in Sandwich Guildhall


Dr John Butler

"The Relics of Thomas Becket"

10th September 2020 at 7:30pm in Sandwich Guildhall


Dr Andrew Richardson - Cant. Arch. Trust

"Metal Detectorists vs Archaeologists"