image for Lecture item typeAdam Rutherford at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Lecture, Tue 31 Oct 2017

Dr Adam Rutherford

Dr Adam Rutherford


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A brief history of everyone who ever lived.

The way we understand the past has been radically altered by the introduction of DNA as an historical text. Here Adam Rutherford, one of the country’s most engaging broadcasters and presenter of Inside Science, Radio 4’s flagship science programme, explains how history can be revisited using the map that we all contain, and all its revelations. Expect a fearless talk, taking in kings, queens, inbreeding, war, plague, famine, diseases – and a lot of deviant sex.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 31 Oct 2017 20:00
Approx. duration: 2 hours.


Tickets: £11.25

All ticket prices include a Marlowe per-ticket booking fee of £1.25.


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Map reference: TR 150578  Lat: 51.27900 Long: 1.08265

By Train:
Canterbury West and Canterbury East train stations are both 0.5 miles away (10 min walk). Journey time from London by train is approximately just under one hour.

By Road:
If you are using Satellite Navigation, you should enter the address ‘Burgate, Canterbury’ rather than using our postcode.
- From London: From M2 and M20 motorways, follow signs to A2 or Canterbury. Arriving in Canterbury, turn right onto the ring road at Rheims Way roundabout. Keep the city walls on
your left. After the 3rd (St George’s) roundabout, turn left into Burgate
- From Dover/Folkestone: Follow signs to Canterbury. You will arrive at the St George’s roundabout. Turn right onto the ring road and then left into Burgate.
- From Ashford: Follow signs to Canterbury (A28). At Wincheap roundabout, turn right. Follow ring road. Turn left into Burgate. There is a Park and Ride site as you enter the city from this direction.

Cathedral entrance gates:
• 7am – 6pm turn RIGHT into Postern Gate, just after Pub.
• 6pm – 7am continue straight down Burgate, turning right into Christ Church Gate just after
Cathedral Café.
• After 9pm – ring bell on left hand side of Christ Church Gate to gain entrance.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury East/West station