Winter Lectures – 1 Nov 2018 and 28 Mar 2019

Winter Lectures – 2018 / 2019. At Lenham Community Centre –  click here for map.

We have two lectures this winter. Our church visits will resume around June 2019.

Thursday 1st November 2018 at Lenham Community Centre at 2.30pm followed by tea

Canterbury Cathedral: a talk by the Surveyor of the Fabric by Jonathan Deeming.

Jonathan Deeming has been Surveyor of the Fabric at Canterbury Cathedral since 2013. He carries out quinquennial inspections of the building, advises the Dean and Chapter on what work needs to be done and plans and oversees repair and conservation work on the fabric.  Jonathan trained at Nottingham University and subsequently qualified as an Architect Accredited in Building Conservation.  He is a partner at Purcell’s, a leading architectural practice.

Jonathan will give an illustrated talk about the challenges of looking after the Cathedral. He will talk about the recently completed project to repair the south west transept, the current works to repair the western towers and the clerestory glazing in the nave and planned future projects. He will also touch on recent projects at some other Kent churches for which he is responsible.

second hand book sale will take place before the November lecture.  If you have books on churches and Kent that you would like to pass on in exchange for a donation to the Friends, please do bring them along.

Thursday 28th March 2019 at Lenham Community Centre at 2.30pm followed by tea

Lost and Found: the memorial to Francis Mond at St Mary’s Church Storrington by Dr Holly Trusted FSA

Dr Holly (formerly Marjorie) Trusted FSA is a graduate of Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute of Art. She is Senior Curator of Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and has published and lectured widely on sculpture, notably British and Spanish, as well as baroque ivories. She is the Lead Curator for the Cast Courts at the V&A, which re-opened in November 2018. She is currently preparing a book on German baroque sculpture, due to be published in Brepols.

Dr Trusted’s talk takes us for the first time out of our county but it is a story that is very relevant in the centenary year of the ending of the First World War.  It is about a mother’s determination to commemorate her son and a sculptor whose work was very affected by his experiences in the trenches in World War I.

Please apply for tickets using this form:- FKC Winter Lectures 2018 2019.