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.

Upcoming events

  • 5th March - St Piran's Day Symposium: The inaugural launch of Cornish Maritime Churches/Eglosyow Morek Kernewek with talks by Bob Keys, Roger Smith and Garry Tregidga along with a new promotional film by Victoria Jenner. The symposium is free but let us know if you are attending since we will be providing refreshments. It will be held in Exchange Red, Penryn Campus and will start at 2pm.

  • 13th March - Agan Kernow Series: A free screening and discussion of a new documentary film on the cultural and historical significance of the Cornish pasty by Mel Watt of the Public History Programme at Penryn. It will be held in the Peter Lanyon Building and will start at 6pm. 

  • 28th September -  ICS Annual Conference, Celtic Comparisons: This year’s annual conference will focus on similarities and differences between the Celtic nations. Speakers will be encouraged to make a direct comparison between Cornwall and another part of the Celtic world and papers can relate to different disciplines. If you would like to present a paper or just attend please email for further details. 

Past events

The Institute of Cornish Studies has hosted an array of events throughout the years, ranging from a series of talks, music and storytelling events across Cornwall. If you would like to find out some more information about all of our previous events, please visit here and feel free to download.