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PYX 'The Movies' Single launch

Posted on behalf of A Certain Kind Records
A Certain Kind records are proud to release 'The Movies' by Pyx. come hang out at the single release show.
09 Nov 2019 at 7:00pm
until 09 Nov 2019 at 11:00pm
UCA bar
Dover Road

Amos Trust Bethlehem carol service - Canterbury

Posted on behalf of Amos Trust
Join us when the Amos Trust Bethlehem Christmas carol service tour stops off in Canterbury.
03 Dec 2019 at 7:00pm
until 03 Dec 2019 at 9:00pm
St Paul's Church, Canterbury
Church Street

The Healer and the Psychiatrist -Screening

Posted on behalf of Dr Mike Poltorak

In the South Pacific Island group of Vava’u, the traditional healer Emeline Lolohea treats people affected by spirits. One day away by ferry, the only Tongan Psychiatrist Dr Mapa Puloka has established a public psychiatry well known across the region. Though they have never met in person, this film creates a conversation between them on the causes of mental illness and spiritual affliction. Their dedication and transformative communication offers challenges and opportunities to help address a growing global mental health crisis.

The documentary film is the result of twenty years social anthropological research and collaboration. This free public screening and Kent Premiere is in gratitude for the support and inspiration of colleagues and past and present students at the University of Kent. 

The event will include an introduction and Q and A with the Director and Producer- Dr Mike Poltorak, Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent.

We gratefully acknowledge funding from: Global Challenges Research Fund, University of Kent and the School of Anthropology and Conservation. 

For more information:



 Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The documentary has been rated PG by Canterbury Council. Most of the documentary is in Tonga, with English subtitles. There are sections when English is spoken. There are some scenes of painful treatment but they have not been reported as distressing in previous screenings.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email Dr Mike Poltorak at


13 Nov 2019 at 5:30pm
until 13 Nov 2019 at 7:30pm
Gulbenkian Cinema
University of Kent

£3.99, 12% wine- a mixtape: Listening Party

8:00 onwards till late 

with performances from escape plan 

special guests to be announced 

listening party for the new EP from MaZz: £3.99, 13% wine

15 Nov 2019 at 8:00pm
until 15 Nov 2019 at 11:30pm
Uca Bar Canterbury
New Dover Road
Ct1 3AN

Become Radiant & Drop 1 Dress Size In 1 Week - FREE online event

Posted on behalf of Fiona Robertson
Discover 3 quickest ways that will see you Drop 1 Dress Size in 1 Week.
30 Oct 2019 at 9:00pm
until 30 Oct 2019 at 10:00pm

Professional Engineering by Jordan Osborn, The IET

Posted on behalf of Organiser: Catherine Butler

 "Professional Engineering"  

by Jordan Osborn, Academic Account Manager, The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Wednesday 13th November 2019

from 1 - 2 pm in Jennison Lecture Theatre (JLT)


Engineering students are invited to attend the Professional Engineering talk on 13th November from 1 - 2 pm in Jennison Lecture Theatre, delivered by Jordan Osborn, Academic Account Manager, The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

 The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is a world leading Professional Engineering Institution, working to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community to engineer a better world. This session is suitable for students in all years and, aims to set out the considerations engineering students should make during the start of their careers.

 It will explore the importance of the industry- wide competency framework, often referred to as UK-SPEC and how platforms such as professional registration can elevate a graduates position in the job market and, the tools at students disposal to begin tracking and logging their competency developments.’

13 Nov 2019 at 1:00pm
until 13 Nov 2019 at 2:00pm
The School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Jennison Building

Abortion Debate Between Ann Furedi, BPAS and Dr Anthony McCarthy, SPUC

Posted on behalf of Kent Debating Society

On Wednesday the 16th of October we will be holding a debate on the topic of abortion, with two guest speakers, from the biggest pro-choice and pro-life organisations in the UK.

Ann Furedi, CEO of BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service), will be representing the pro-choice position and Dr Anthony McCarthy, Director of education and research at SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) will be representing the pro-life position. The debate will be moderated by Bill Bowkett, Newspaper Editor at Inquire.

The debate will involve an opening statement from each speaker, and then a moderated section of discussion between the two speakers. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers after this.

The event will be held in Woolf Lecture Theatre, from 19:15-21:00 with doors opening at 18:45.

The event will only be open to University of Kent students and staff.

You will need your ticket and your Kent One ID card to enter the event.

No bags will be allowed into the lecture theatre.

No filming or photographs of the event are allowed without permission from the University.

These are conditions that we have agreed with the University.

Thank you and we hope to see you at our event.

16 Oct 2019 at 7:00pm
until 16 Oct 2019 at 9:00pm
University of Kent
Woolf Lecture Theatre

Inaugural Lecture: Professor Scarlett Thomas

Posted on behalf of School of English, University of Kent
Collapsing Tunnels and Teaspoon Amnesties: Fictionalising the University of Kent
20 Nov 2019 at 6:00pm
until 20 Nov 2019 at 8:00pm
University of Kent
Giles Lane

Conversations on Capitalism I - Territorial Capitalism

Posted on behalf of The Centre for American Studies, The University of Kent
Conversations on Capitalism I - Territorial Capitalism: How has capitalism ordered the physical and geographical world around us?
30 Oct 2019 at 5:00pm
until 30 Oct 2019 at 6:00pm
The University of Kent
Grimond Lecture Theatre 1 (GLT1)

Save a Life & Give Blood

Posted on behalf of NHSBT

We are holding a blood donation session on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 at Canterbury College, New Dover Road, Canterbury CT1 3AJ and have appointments available between 13:45 - 20:00.
To book an appointment please visit us at, download our app NHSGIVEBLOOD or call us on 0300 123 23 23.
New & Existing Donors are Welcome with an Appointment.

22 Oct 2019 at 1:45pm
until 22 Oct 2019 at 8:00pm
Canterbury College
New Dover Road