CKA Autumn Conference, 2017.
CKA Autumn Conference, 2017:
held at the University of Kent.
The CKA Autumn Conference 2017 was held at Rutherford College Hall, University of Kent, Canturbury on Saturday, the 14th of October.
The theme of the conference was If the Kaiser Should Come — Defending Kent and the South-East during the Great War and had four main presentations:
- Defence on Land,
Peter Kendall, Historic England.
- Defence at Sea
Professor Andrew Lambert, Kings College London
- Air defence,
Victor Smith, Historic Defences Committee and Kent Archaeological Society.
- Emergency Planning for Invasion,
Simon Mason, Heritage Conservation Group, Kent County Council.
The Autumn Conference was organised by the Council for Kentish Archaeology (CKA), the Kent Archaeological Society (KAS), and the Classical and Archaeological Studies Department of the University of Kent. The organisers are grateful to the University of Kent for providing the venue once again at no cost, and to Dr Steve Willis for his continuing help in arranging yet another successful afternoon.
Some of the images from the day:
CKA Awards for 2017
Presented by Sir Robert Worcester.
No conference is complete without a lucky draw. There were a number of prizes this year; Sir Robert Worcester made the draws.
First World War re-enactors from Surmabteilungbrandt (STAB) ("assault detachment brandt") were on hand to discuss WWI from the German side.
A full account of the conference will appear in the next issue of the KAR (number 205).