St Piran's Celebration: Cornish Identity and Innovation

St Piran's Celebration: Cornish Identity and Innovation

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University of Exeter

Exchange Lecture Theatre or Online via Zoom

Penryn Campus


TR10 9FE

United Kingdom

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As part of the Pirantide festivities, the University of Exeter will be hosting an event in celebration of Cornish identity and innovation

About this event

Date: Thursday 3 March 2022

Time: 16:30 - 19:00 (GMT)

Location: The Exchange Building, Exchange Lecture Theatre, Penryn Campus or online via Zoom


Through a series of talks, storytelling and discussion, our esteemed panel, representing organisations from across the local community, will be exploring what makes up the modern Cornish identity and how innovation links our past, present and future

Event Programme

16:30 Welcome - Prof David Hosken, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter, Cornwall

16:32 Introduction - Prof Janice Kay CBE, Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter

16:37 4,000 years of Cornish Innovation - Will Coleman, Artistic Director of Golden Tree Productions and creator of The Man Engine

16:52 Exploring Cornish Identity in Performance - Edward Rowe, “Kernow King”, actor, writer, comedian

17:02 Intersectional Cornish Identities - Matthew Kenworthy Gomes, Cornwall Pride and Marcus Alleyne (Black Voices Cornwall)

17:17 Innovation in Cornish Business - Kate Milan, Cornwall Cast

17:27 Innovation in Research -, Prof Karen Hudson Edwards (Camborne School of Mines and ESI, University of Exeter)

17:37 Q&A

17:57 Closing Yarn - Will Coleman

18:00 Thanks and closing remarks - Prof David Hosken

18:02 Drinks Reception with locally sourced produce and entertainment from sea shanty group Stunsils

19:00 Event Close

Please note that you can attend this event in-person at The Exchange Building, Exchange Lecture Theatre, Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9FE


Online via Zoom - the link will be sent to attendees 2 days before the event

Please indicate whether you will be attending in-person or online by selecting the corresponding ticket when you register

Numbers for the in-person event are limited so we would advise booking early to avoid disappointment

All Covid restrictions in place at the time of the event will be fully adhered to.

The Penryn Campus is easily accessible by public transport and parking on site will be covered from 4pm on the day of the event. Entry to the lecture theatre and drinks reception is fully accessible.


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