"Hats off to the past - Coats off to the future!"
Charity Registration No. 1129987 - Cornish Quest is a charity and relies on your donations
Cornish Quest is a small charity based in Cornwall which has been established to encourage the education of Cornish history, culture, language and law. Cornish Quest was registered as a charity in 2009 and its Charity Commission registration number is 1129987. The organisation is run by a small group of Trustees.
We believe Cornish history and culture should be more widely accessible to all and we are committed to supporting the teaching and learning of Cornish heritage for people of all ages.
Please find out more about our recent projects on this page and explore the site which has plenty of resources on Cornish history.
You can support Cornish Quest by attending events and please consider making a donation. We are currently fund-raising to provide Cornish secondary schools with a pack of reference books on Cornwall's mining industries.
'Cornish History - A Chronological Approach'
Cornish Quest Trustee Jane Howells will present a course on Cornish history as part of the Bewnans Kernow 'Penwith Points of View' project. 'Cornish History - A Chronological Approach' starts on Thursday 3rd September 2015 and will run weekly for five evening sessions in Landithy Hall, Madron. All Bewnans Kernow Penwith Points of View Cornish culture and history courses are free to attend. To book a place contact email@example.com
Richard Angove Bursary 2014
The Richard Angove Bursary
The Richard Angove Bursary is an award made to an Institute of Cornish Studies student. This is an annual book bursary in honour of Cornish Quest's first Treasurer, Richard Angove and is awarded to students of the Institute who show strong commitment to Cornwall and a clear understanding of Cornish history.
The Bursary is funded by donations from Cornish Quest, Mrs Angela Angove and Ms Juliette Angove.
Chairman of Cornish Quest, Mrs Angela Angove presents James Lynch with the 2015 Richard Angove Bursary at the Association of Celtic Students of Ireland and Britain Conference.
Craft Sale at St Day
Following last year's successful fundraiser at the St Day Christmas Bazaar, Chairman of Cornish Quest, Angela Angove is preparing a large number of craft items, including a great range of Cornish Christmas cards to raise funds for Cornish Quest. Please get in touch with admin@cornishquest if you are able to contribute any hand-made gifts, especially those with a Cornish theme!
Cornish History Reference Pack for Schools
Secondary schoolchildren in Cornwall are 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