In association with Canterbury Housing Advice Centre, Kent Law School is hosting a guest lecture to mark the 50th anniversary of the one-year King Hill Hostel Campaign.
The campaign was mounted by residents in 1965 in response to rules imposed by Kent County Council that banned men from living at the hostel and imposed strict time limits on stays. Residents openly defied the council with direct action that included eviction blockades and numerous demonstrations.
The lecture entitled ‘Activism and Homelessness in Kent’, will be delivered by Laura Binger from Kent Law School on Thursday 27 November and will chart the story of the campaigners as they challenged the legal regime. It will also explore the legacy of the campaign and ask how it remains relevant in Kent today.
All are welcome to attend this event, which is free and begins at 6pm in Grimond Lecture Theatre 1 on our Canterbury campus. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A.