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O what we ben! Discovering post-apocalyptic landscapes

17 November, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


On this interactive walking tour you will uncover the hidden post-apocalyptic landscapes of Canterbury through the narratives of Russell Hoban’s Riddley Walker, set in a Kent of the future following nuclear devastation, and the Anglo-Saxon Andreas, set in the ruins of a city peopled by devil-worshipping cannibals. Over a thousand years separates the writing of these works of literature, but together they have much to tell us about the enduring power of ruinous urban landscapes on the popular imagination.

This walking tour drawing on archaeology, history and literature will be preceded by two short talks by Dr Mike Bintley and Sonia Overall, who will introduce you to these works and to the project.

This event is taking place in the Newton building, ground floor, room 7 (Ng07) at Canterbury Christ Church.
This event is also taking place on Friday 24 November and Saturday 25 November.

For event information, please contact Michael Bintley at michael.bintley@canterbury.ac.uk.

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  • Norma Pocher
  • Rosie Jackson-Horn
  • Damian Stacey
  • Niara Martins de Souza
  • Sam Vale
  • Carolyn Oulton
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  • Joyce Ainslie
  • Callum Beesley
  • Lily Hawker-Yatess
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17 November, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Event Partners
Canterbury Archaeological Trust, Folkestone Book Festival
Image Copyright
Michael Bintley
Accessibility Information
Canterbury Christ Church University is accessible. The walking route through the city of Canterbury is also generally accessible, though there are some steep slopes and cobbled streets.


Canterbury Christ Church University
North Holmes Road
Canterbury, South East England CT1 1QU United Kingdom