Great British Fish & Chips Exhibition

Illustration of fish and chips

Explore this exhibition and project to discover how the history of Britain's favourite dish is rooted in migration, movement and global trade.

About the Exhibition

Visit this exciting new exhibition, 22 June to September 2022, in the Templeman Library Gallery, where you can explore how the history of Britain’s favourite dish is rooted in migration, movement and global trade.

Artist Olivier Kugler, and writer Andrew Humphreys, reveal stories of migration from fish and chip shop owners across Kent.  

Research and Curation Group

Join our group to explore the University’s Special Collections and Archives for yourself, for stories of migration and movement.

By joining you will learn about archive practice and gain skills and experience in researching and working with archive collections.

Any member of the public from across Kent, and students and staff at the University of Kent, are welcome. We also encourage people with lived experience of migration to join the group and explore the archives.

By joining this group you can attend weekly sessions which include tours of the archives, practical sessions about researching and working with archives, and the opportunity to co-curate a display of original items from the archive that will be exhibited alongside the exhibition. 

Joining the group

To join the group you must be able to attend all three weekly sessions, which are taking place on Wednesday 8th June (10am-1pm), Wednesday 15th June (10am-4pm), and Wednesday 22nd June (10am-4pm). 

Contact Special Collections & Archives to request to join the group or for more information.


This project has been funded by the University of Kent Migration and Movement Research and Engagement Award Fund 2022.   

The original exhibition ‘The Great British Fish and Chips’ was commissioned by Counterpoints Arts in partnership with Turner Contemporary and Canterbury Cathedral and was displayed in locations around Kent from June to November 2021.