The Chaucer Heritage Trust seeks to promote among the general public interest, understanding and appreciation of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer, his life and times and influence, and his position in English and world literature.
In keeping with these aims the trust organises short introductory talks on the subject of Geoffrey Chaucer, his life and times, and his works. If you are interested in hosting one of these please contact us at email@example.com
Workshops for Schools
If you are a school interested in The Canterbury Tales Writing Competitions we would be pleased to organise a workshop or talk to help inspire students wishing to participate in the competition. These would be presented by a member of the trust and would introduce students to the world of Geoffrey Chaucer, his life and times, and his works.
Schools DO NOT have to currently have the works of Chaucer on their syllabus to take part in the competition. We would be delighted to provide students with an introduction to the Canterbury Tales, its historical context, and its language in order to help students with their entries.
We are currently offering the following workshops and lectures. If you would like to discuss tailoring a talk to your specific needs please get in touch.
KS2 Canterbury Tales Workshop
A one hour workshop introducing students to Geoffrey Chaucer and his most famous work The Canterbury Tales. This workshop will explore the world Chaucer came from and discuss how this comes through his work.
KS3 Canterbury Tales Workshop
A one hour workshop introducing students to Geoffrey Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales. This workshop will explore the language Chaucer used and students will have a go at rewriting some of Chaucer’s most famous passages.
KS5 (A Level) Canterbury Tales Lecture/Workshop
This one hour lecture/workshop is aimed at providing sixth form students studying The Canterbury Tales with a greater appreciation of the literary, historical and linguistic context of the Tales. It places special emphasis on exploring the portrayal of women in Chaucer’s Tales.
For more information about these events please contact Dr Charles Farris at firstname.lastname@example.org