Entrance to the Drill Hall Library in the sunshine

The Knights Templar and Strood – Drill Hall Dialogue 10 December

The Knights Templar and Strood is the theme of the next Drill Hall Dialogue on Tuesday 10 December from 10.00. The talk, in room DA002, will focus on fascinating local detail rather than the spurious international myth, examining the working of this military order through its remarkable and little-visited 13th century building in Strood.

The presentation will be given by Dr Jeremy Clarke, Education Officer at the Guildhall Museum, Rochester, since 1998. He is responsible for all formal education and learning programmes supported by the museum collection or its listed buildings. Most of this is work with or in local schools, but he also runs courses, lectures and illustrated talks for adults.

Drill Hall Dialogues is a monthly series of talks held at the Drill Hall Library, the learning resource centre for the Universities at Medway collaborative project. A wide variety of topics has been covered including prison libraries, NHS libraries, Dickens and Christmas, Medway regeneration, the Medway Floods of 1953 and Fort Amherst. We have also received talks from academics based on the campus including the Centre for Journalism (UKM) and the Faculty of Education (CCCU).

The talks take place on the first or second Tuesday of the month and usually last no longer than 45 minutes with 15 minutes allotted for any questions and answers.  All staff are welcome to attend.