Natural History of the 16th Century and the Works of Marlowe

Date / time
Date(s) - 20 June
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Marlowe’s works are well known but because the world’s natural habitats are presently under intense threat, it is timely to explore Canterbury’s master playwright concerning contemporary ideas on plants and their importance in 16th-century society.

Following an exploration of contemporary books at Canterbury Cathedral Archives & Library, we will hear from speakers about topics relating to Marlowe and the world of 16th-century botany.

Tickets: £25 [refreshments but not lunch]

Booking: or call 01227 923690 or email

Please note, the conference starts at Canterbury Cathedral Archives & Library before moving to Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University