14 October 2017 - 4 November 2017


Dr Keith McLay

An early modern military and naval historian, Keith is currently Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Prior to taking up this post at Canterbury Christ Church in September 2014, Keith served successively from 2001 as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Head of History & Archaeology and Associate Dean of Humanities at the University of Chester. 

At Christ Church, he is delighted to be the Senior Management Team member with the institutional responsibility for Arts, Culture and Sport and thus to sit on the Festival Board as the designated link between the University and the Festival.