We’re planning to celebrate St Piran’s Day (5 March) with a whole week of events.
Our Libraries team has organised lots of fun and interesting activities including free talks, a quiz, displays and ‘send a postcard home’ (for international students).
Meanwhile our catering outlets will have some great offers including saffron cakes, a hog's pudding breakfast bagel, Cornish Yarg or clotted cream scones and traditional cream teas.
The Libraries talks, which will all take place on St Piran’s Day itself, can be booked online – or you can just turn up. They will all be held at Penryn Campus (in Exchange Red) and include light refreshments.
Pop into Falmouth or Penryn campus library, anytime from Monday 4 to Friday 8 March to look at the displays and take part in a quiz to win a hamper full of Cornish produce (one per campus library).
Students can send a postcard home for free and you might even pick up some Cornish phrases.
Talks at Penryn Campus:
Join our Archives and Special Collections team to learn about the long history of the Penryn Campus - formerly the Tremough Estate. Get to know some of the former residents - prehistoric farmers, Second World War soldiers, and of course the nuns, along with the records that help us learn about Tremough’s fascinating past.
To book a place: https://tremoughestate.eventbrite.co.uk
Dr Robin Lenman, retired Senior Lecturer, University of Warwick, and editor of The Oxford Companion to the Photograph, will give a talk about 'Serena Wadham, Photojournalist in Cornwall and Islington: An Archival Windfall'
This collection is held at the Morrab Library, Penzance http://photoarchive.morrablibrary.org.uk/collections/show/11
To book a place: https://stpiranserenawadham.eventbrite.co.uk
This year's Keskosow (Conversations) symposium for St Piran's Day at the Penryn Campus focuses on the Institute’s new Cornish Maritime Churches/Eglosyow Morek Kenrnewek project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The programme will include A new promotional film by Victoira Jenner, the Project's Digital Mentor and talks by Bob Keys and Roger Smith on the history of Tywardreath Priory and the Cornish Folklore of coastal churches.
To book a place: https://stpiranssymposium2019.eventbrite.co.uk