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September 2019

Western Rising of 1549 – the so-called ‘Prayer Book Rebellion’ Prof Mark Stoyle

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Western Rising of 1549 – the so-called ‘Prayer Book Rebellion’ Prof Mark Stoyle Professor Mark Stoyle is a Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Southampton. He specialises in exploring the cultural, ethnic and religious identity in Wales and Cornwall between 1450 and 1700. Professor Stoyle many publications on Cornwall during the 15th and 16th Centuries include: Stoyle, M. (2017). The Western Rebellion of 1549: religious protest in Devon and Cornwall. Stoyle, M. (2014). ‘Fullye bente to fighte oute the…

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October 2019

Cornish Lithium: Exploration for a new metal in an old mining region

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Royal Cornwall Museum, River Street
Truro, TR12SJ United Kingdom
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  Lucy Crane, Cornish Lithium will be talking about Exploration for a new metal in an old mining region. Elevated lithium values from hot springs in Cornwall were first reported by Miller in 1864, and were subsequently recognised in many tin and copper mines which were worked until the end of the 20th century. With increased interest in renewable energy sources and rising demand for batteries for electric vehicles, the lithium contained within these deep Cornish brines is now of…

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November 2019

Lecture: Making Emmanuel Cooper – David Hornbury

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Royal Cornwall Museum, River Street
Truro, TR12SJ United Kingdom
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Making Emmanuel Cooper: Life and Work from his Memoirs, Letters, Diaries and Interviews, is a new book edited by David Horbury and due for publication in October 2019. David Hornbury will be speaking about Leach potter, writer, teacher, editor, curator and gay rights activist Emmanuel Cooper. Edited by Cooper’s long-term partner David Horbury, the book includes unpublished material from diaries, letters and other correspondence, illuminating the journey of an intelligent, if unconfident, working class boy growing up in a small…

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Mining and Miners at South Crofty mine, Mark Kaczmarek

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mining and Miners at South Crofty mine, Mark Kaczmarek As an ex-miner from South Crofty, Mark will be talking about the closing of the mine, the mining industry in the latter half of the 20th century, his later work with Camborne School of Mines and where the future of mining in Cornwall may turn. £4 Members, £7 Non-Members FREE for 16’s and under Book Tickets Now    

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Precious and Rare Islamic Metalwork from the Courtauld

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
£4 – £7

Dr. Sussan Babaie, Iranian-American art historian at the courtauld, best known for her extensive research on Persian and Islamic are of the early modern period, will be giving a talk on the collection at the museum. The RIC lecture series is a high quality events programme featuring world-renowned speakers, showcasing academic excellence coming from both inside and outside the Royal Institution of Cornwall. £4 Members, £7 Non-Members FREE for 16’s and under Book Tickets Now  

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