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Talks

Tuesday 3rd February 7:30pm

The Passmore Edwards Legacy

Falmouth based historian Dean Evans has a longstanding interest in the life and work of philanthropist John  Passmore Edwards. This talk will give you an insight into the motivations,challenges and successes of the man responsible for establishing many important resources in Cornwall, including Falmouth Library.

A Local History talk, brought to you by Falmouth Local History and Research Group.

Come early for a drink and comfy seats! Bar open from 7.00 p.m.  Book early – limited to 45 seats.

£5/£4 concessions (plus Poly fund £1)

Wednesday 4th February 7:30pm

3D Printing, Cornwall and Falmouth – a chance to build a centre of excellence?

3D Printing is a technology which is becoming affordable, but is still  frightening for first time users. It allows artists to work more easily with complex 3 dimensional shapes. It will allow the marine engineers and yacht builders to build prototypes or manufacture unusual components. It is already well established in sectors like Dentistry and the building of prosthetic limbs. People can now 3D Print cars, houses, fashion accessories and food.

Louis Turner is talking on this subject to a conference in the European Parliament this Tuesday, and wants to raise the question of what this technology could do for Cornwall. He has recently launched a 3D Kernow campaign, with the goal of raising Cornwall’s general awareness of the potential for this technology. In particular, Louis believes that Falmouth, with its involvement with both the creative and maritime sectors, and with the Universities in the background, could well turn itself into a significant 3D Printing hub – providing the community moves fast.

In the High-Technology conferences Louis used to run in China, Japan and Korea, the issue of the future of manufacturing was regularly discussed – so it’s not accidental that he has become involved in the 3D Printing movement.

Louis still runs the Asia-Pacific Technology Network, though on a reducing scale; and now a “3D Kernow” group within Linkedin (which you are welcome to join, even if you can’t make it to the talk); and he tweets as @3DKernow.

Tickets:  £1 (including Poly Fund)

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Tuesday 10th February 7:30pm

Sailaday OK, with Richard Lannowe Hall, BEM

Richard has just been awarded a British Empire Medal Sailadayin the New Year Honours list for ‘services to adventure therapy and to addiction recovery services in the South West.’ He is founder of Sailaday OK (SOK) and its primary therapist and skipper and will talk about how the life-changing therapy at sea that he has developed helps people to recover from addictions, trauma and abuse. He will offer a definition of adventure therapy and discuss his enjoyable and challenging therapeutic sailing programme which has evolved over more than a decade. He will present a case study and discuss how SOK measures individuals’ changes to Wellbeing.

 

Tickets: £5/£4 + £1.00 Poly Fund.  Proceeds will be shared between Sailaday OK and The Poly.

 

 

 

Thursday 19th February 7:30pm

From Arthur to the Normans: Cornwall’s first golden age

Forget everything you think you know about early medieval Cornwall, about Arthur and his knights, about the Kingdom of Dumnonia, about the conquest of Cornwall by Wessex. Bernard Deacon has written a book that re-interprets the story of Cornwall from the Romans to the arrival of the Normans. Cornwall’s first golden age saw the rise and fall of a kingdom in the west, the colonisation of Brittany and the creation of a distinct, decentralised society. Moreover, it lay the foundations for Cornwall’s later sense of difference. Cornish culture not only survived but blossomed in a twelfth century renaissance that allowed dreams of liberty to linger on.

 

Bernard Deacon was Senior Lecturer in Cornish Studies at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall campus at Tremough. He is the author of a number of books on Cornwall and its past, has published many articles on Cornwall and its history in academic journals, and was a regular contributor to the annual volume Cornish

 

 

Tuesday 31st March 7:30pm
Bar

Writing the Civil War in Cornwall: Exploring the Facts in the Fictions

Du Maurier, Q, and E. V. Thompson, to name but a few, have all portrayed Cornwall’s experience during the Civil War.  How close to the historical fact were they?  author and historian Steph Haxton will explore the inspiration authors have taken from these tumultuous times.

A Local History talk, brought to you by Falmouth Local History and Research Group.

Come early for a drink and comfy seats! Bar open from 7.00 p.m.  Book early – limited to 45 seats.

£5/£4 concessions (plus Poly fund £1)

 

 

Tuesday 28th April 7:30pm

A History of Methodism in Cornwall

County archivist, David Thomas, will share his extensive knowledge of Methodism, with reference to archival sources held at Cornwall Record Office, including the Wesley brothers’ early visits to Cornwall and photographs of 19th century tea treats.

A Local History talk, brought to you by Falmouth Local History and Research Group.

Come early for a drink and comfy seats! Bar open from 7.00 p.m.  Book early – limited to 45 seats.

£5/£4 concessions (plus Poly fund £1)