The School of East Kent Studies exists to celebrate the land and the towns of Thanet & East Kent, using a combination of history, mythology, folklore and fiction — literary, visual and musical.
This is a region whose pivotal role in the history of Western Europe — from before the Roman Empire to the Dunkirk evacuation and beyond — too often fades from public view. The School aims to correct this, to re-enchant East Kent, and thus to enhance both native pride and appeal to visitors and incomers.
- The first activity will be a short consultative presentation followed by an optional walk, on 30 July, in Ramsgate.
- This will be followed by a Call for Submissions for a first issue of the School’s journal, to be published in late 2018 or early 2019.
The School is an informal association running on volunteer contributions, not an educational institution but closer to a school of artists. Nevertheless, it takes inspiration from ventures like the School of Scottish Studies and the Centre for Icelandic Studies.