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Talks

Tuesday 20th January 7:30pm

King Edward Mine

A presentation by Kingsley Rickard – Cornish expert in industrial history, author, Gorseth Bard, and Vice President of the Trevithick Society. An opportunity to find out about the history of tin mining in Cornwall and the significance of King Edward Mine, now a designated World Heritage Site and mining museum.

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)

Thursday 22nd January 8:00pm

Bishop Tim Thornton: The Church In Cornwall: Our Future Is In Our Past

Bishop Tim will talk about the challenge faced by the institutional church, and reflect on our roots in Celtic Christianity.  He will outline some hopeful signs for the Christian Church in the future.

This talk is the 2015 Annual Paul Smales Lecture.  The first Paul Smale’s lecture was given in 1994 in memory of a man who made a great contribution to many Cornish institutions and was a friend of The Poly.

A reception will be held in our Main Gallery, from 7.30 p.m., and the talk will begin at 8.00 p.m.

 

 

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)