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The Paul Smales lecture is the Poly's annual lecture focusing on a Cornish theme, and commemorating a man who made a great contribution to many Cornish institutions, and was a friend of this Society. The evening will focus on the future of Cornwall's creative sector, which currently makes up over 10% of Cornish employment and economic activity. Join us from 6:30pm for a drinks reception to network and connect with others in the industry.More information Check times : Book
Duelling, a most ancient and traditional way of settling disputes, be it over honour, wealth, love or something more unusual... Now is your chance to discover a series of unique duels from across time – hear the stories behind them, learn about the weapons that were used … and the ultimate results.More information Check times : Book
It is not widely realised that from the 17th century to the mid-20th century a huge collection of unique papers relating to Falmouth's history were stored at the Steward's office at Arwenack Manor. Within living memory, the entire collection was broken up and these irreplaceable items were scattered to the four winds. For the last 12 years Tom Weller has been trying to track down the missing estate papers. This is a talk about how he went on the search, what he has found and what is still missing.More information Check times : Book
Women in eighteenth century Cornwall participated in a wide range of activities. This talk focuses mainly on women in Falmouth and identifies women in Cornwall who were writers, artists, merchants, traders, or mine-owners. Cornish women participated in politics including abolition of the slave trade.More information Check times : Book