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

  • 28th September 2019 - Cornwall Herstory: ICS Women's History Conference: This year’s annual conference of the Institute of Cornish Studies celebrates the role and study of Women’s history in Cornwall. Confirmed speakers and participants to date are Helen Doe, Melissa Hardie-Budden, Jo Mattingly, Charlotte MacKenzie, Garry Tregidga, Lesley Trotter and Kathy Wallis covering topics including emigration, shipping, politics, First World War, science, literature and music. The day will close with The Ingleheart Singers and The Suitcase Singers led by Claire Ingleheart performing songs recently commissioned to celebrate women from Cornwall's past. The event is supported by the Caroline Kemp Bursary and free refreshments including lunch) will be provided. It will be held in the Chapel Lecture Theatre on Penryn Campus on Saturday 28th September from 10am onwards
    If you would like to attend please email for further details. 

  • 9th October 2019 - The Archaeology of St Gluvias Church: Caradoc Peters (Truro College) 13:00 - St Gluvias Church, Penryn. Free entry. Please email for more information.

  • 27th November 2019 - The Maritime Church Visitor: What do we know?: Prof Graham Busby (University of Plymouth) - 16:00 Exhance Red, Penryn Campus. Free entry. Please email for more information.

  • 12th February 2020 - Exploring the Medieval Church: Prof James Clark (University of Exeter). 16:00 - Exchange Green. Free entry. Please email for more information.

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.