News and events

The Institute of Cornish Studies hosts a number of events throughout the year, aimed at academics and at members of the public. Check our news and events pages below for the latest information on upcoming conferences, workshops and seminars.


 - Wednesday 30th May at 2pm - Jesse Foot (Cornwall Council) will give a talk entitled 'Cousin Jack Come Back'. Jesse is Cornwall Councillor for St Germans and chairman of the Council's Cornish Minority Working Group. His talk will be followed by a general discussion on the subject of the National Minority Status of the Cornish and forms part of the ICS Cornish Futures programme. It will be held in Peter Lanyon Building, Seminar 2.

ICS Seminar Series

The start of the autumn term 2017 will also see the launch of a new interdisciplinary Institute of Cornish Studies Seminar Series on the Penryn Campus. Events are free and open to the public but please email in order to reserve a place. Both events will be held in the Board Room in Tremough House:

 - Saturday 7th October at 2pm - Politics Seminar: Rebecca Tidy (ICS) and Garry Tregidga (ICS) will explore subjects ranging from Cornwall’s Brexit vote in 2016 to the regional significance of this year’s general election with reference to Cornish political history since 1918. What is the historical context for these developments? What explains the decline of the Liberal Democrats? Is there still a Cornish political agenda?

 - Saturday 20th January at 2pm - Cultural Seminar: Bob Keys (Cornish Audio Visual Archive) and Lamorna Spry (ICS Associates) will lead a seminar exploring cultural identity with a particular emphasis on film and the marketing of Cornwall through visual representations. How was Cornwall presented through film in the past? What are the core factors in its visual representation? How can Cornwall be more effectively marketed in the future?