What relevance does pilgrimage have in the 21st century? Why do labyrinths continue to have a place in our cultural thinking? Why does the sacred still resonate today? These and other issues will be explored in this joint event organised by CCCU and CPR, delivered as part of the 2022 Kent Pilgrimage Festival.
Speakers will include Guy Hayward of the British Pilgrimage Trust, Neil McCollum of English Heritage, Sheila Sweetinburgh of the University of Kent, Canon Emma Pennington, Leopoldo Porcelloni, Ralph Norman, Jane Lovell, and Chris Daniel. Register for this free Pilgrimage Symposium, which will take place at Canterbury Christ Church University on Tuesday 21 September.
10:00 Formal Welcome Vice Chancellor
10:15 Welcome – Neil McCollum English Heritage
10:30 Literary and film pilgrimage – Jane Lovell and Carolyn Oulton
11:00 Reverse Pilgrimage – Ralph Norman
11:30 What is Pilgrimage – Dr Guy Hayward
12:00 Lunch and networking
13:00 21st Century Pilgrimage – Cannon Emma Pennington
13:30 Psychology of tourism and the VF Leonardo Porcelloni
14:00 Labyrinths – Canon Emma Pennington, Chris Daniel
14:30 Medieval Pilgrimage – Sheila Sweetinburgh
15:00 Closing remarks