Special Collections & Archives




From time to time, Special Collections and Archives present exhibitions from its holdings to promote academic activities, new acquisitions or anniversaries of national importance.

This page contains details of past and current exhibitions.


Sir Howard Kingsley Wood

Sir Howard Kingsley Wood: a Thoroughly Modern Man? (1881-1924)

Methodist, lawyer and politician, Kingsley Wood was a key player in the coalition government of his day, confronting issues similar to our own. One hundred years on, learn more about the proposer of the Ministry of Health and a man whose strong morals led him to advocate for the poor.


Publicity material from 'The Bad Girl of the Family'

Wild Woman to New Woman: Sex and Suffrage on the Victorian Stage

A Special Collections exhibition in association with the Centre for Gender, Sexuality and Writing at the University of Kent and the International Centre for Victorian Women Writers at Christ Church College Canterbury, which was shown in the Templeman Library Gallery from 14 until 31 May 2013.


A tour of Dr Syntax

A Tour in Search of Doctor Syntax

Materials from a newly acquired collection based on Rowlandson’s famous Dr Syntax illustrations were on show in the Templeman Library Gallery from December 2012 until February 2013.


Hewlett Johnson

Canterbury at War: the Red Dean's
life and times 1939-1945

From November 2011-January 2012, the Templeman Library Gallery hosts a selection of materials from the Hewlett Johnson Papers. This exhibition explores the conflicts which influenced the Dean's life between 1939-1945.


Exhibition poster

British Theatre 1860-1940

As part of the assessment for this drama module, second year students undertook research into the Theatre Collections to examine key issues in theatre history and produced three mini-exhibitions, in groups, to display their findings.

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