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THE RICHARD ANGOVE BURSARY
Cornish Quest has launched the Richard Angove Bursary in partnership with the Institute of Cornish Studies.
This is an annual book bursary in honour of Cornish Quest's first Treasurer which is awarded to students of the Institute who show strong commitment to Cornwall and a clear understanding of Cornish history.
The awards will be presented at a Institute of Cornish Studies Conference on the 12th December at Penryn Campus.
Cornish History Part-time Course at Penwith College
Learn about Cornish history from before the Norman Conquest to the present day.
Find out how and why 'Cornwall is different'.
7190 - Tue 17 Sep 2013 / 10 weeks / Penwith College / 19:00 to 20:30
7191 - Tue 14 Jan 2014 / 10 weeks / Penwith College / 19:00 to 20:30
7192 - Tue 29 Apr 2014 / 10 weeks / Penwith College / 19:00 to 20:30
Click here for more information
To enrol: Tel. 01872 265800
Kernow King Hosts
The Acorn Theatre in Penzance was the venue for the Cornish Quest 2013 Cornish Quiz on the 19th April - with Kernow King as an unforgettable Quizmaster. The event was kindly sponsored by Archie Browns Health Food Shop, with great prizes donated by fantastic supporters, including the Mount Haven Hotel, Marazion. All funds raised will go towards teaching resources.
Below are some sample 'True or False' questions from the quiz - the answers can be seen by clicking on the link.
1. 'Fair play is good play' is the motto of Cornish Wrasslers.
2. A Cornish acre was smaller than an English acre.
3. Richard Trevithick first ran his Puffing Devil (steam locomotive) up Redruth Hill.
4. Cornish tin miners, as foreigners, were taxed at twice the rate of Devon tin miners.
5. 'Hakey Bay' is the nickname for Falmouth.
6. Scilly was the first place in Britain to have compulsory education
7. If people in Cornwall die with no relatives and no will, their estate and money goes to Prince Charles as Duke of Cornwall
8. Brown Willy is a large hill between Camborne and Redruth.
9. Four of the Cornish MPs made their parliamentary oaths in Cornish
10. A small Roman Villa was found at Magor Farm, Camborne
Secondary schoolchildren in Cornwall will now be able to explore all sorts of aspects of Cornwall's history by checking out the books about Cornwall donated recently by Cornish Quest to every Cornish secondary school.
The books are the same for each school and they are:
1. Cornovia - Craig Weatherhill
2. Cornwall in the Age of Steam - Charles Guthrie
3. The Saints of Cornwall - Catherine Rachel John
4. Cornwall's People - Carolyn Martin
5. Cornish! A Dictionary of Phrases, Terms and Epithets Beginning with the word "Cornish" Thornton B. Edwards
6. Life in Cornwall in the early C19th - ed. R M Barton
7. Life in Cornwall 1939-42 - Catherine Ince
8. The Falmouth Packets - Tony Pawlyn
9. Our Future is History -John Angarrack
10. Maga Schools' Cornish Dictionary
11. Cornish Place Names - Craig Weatherhill
12. Scoot Dances, Troyls, Furrys and Tea Treats - Merv, Alison & Jowdy Davey
13. The Theatre of Cornwall- Dr Alan Kent
14. The Ordinalia - Dr Alan Kent
School Reference Packs
Humphry Davy School receives a pack of Cornish history reference books from Cornish Quest
The teaching resources webpage here has recently had some very useful new additions and is developing into a comprehensive selection of well-produced downloads from organisations throughout Cornwall.