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For more information on any of the events listed below please contact our Hon. Secretary, Richard Cockram at:

Events planned for 2023

Do please let Richard Cockram know if you would like to reserve places at any of these events.

Padstow lunch

Our annual lunch at Rick Stein’s restaurant in Padstow is booked for Saturday 4th February. The cost will be £56, further details to follow.


Anthony lunch

The 2023 Anthony lunch, hosted by Andrew Willoughby, will take place on the 22nd June.

Attendance at Events

Please note that partners of members are more than welcome to attend all our events, as are friends when availability allows.






Our annual visit to Trelissick took place on Thursday 24 November. Two interesting talks were given on projects that had been partially funded by our bursaries. Helen Carasso’s topic was ‘Modernism in west Cornwall – the story of Penzance’s Jubilee Pool’. Alex Midlen spoke on ‘African Seas – a journey into the future of ocean management in the western Indian Ocean’.  Alex visited the coast of Kenya and the Seychelles to understand the challenges facing the emerging blue economy of the east coast of Africa.


The usual very enjoyable time was had by 30 members and guests at the Willoughbys’ house and garden in Antony on 30 June.  This year we had lobster to complement the crab as well as a huge range of salads, starters, cheese and glorious desserts, accompanied by wines and even Port.  The whole family chipped in to provide this culinary experience – Andrew’s son Robin even provided the taxi service to St Germans station and then sang with the Halfway Harmony singers.  Many thanks to them all.

For the first time, we were joined by four Committee Members from the Oxford Cornwall Society.  This was founded in Michaelmas Term last year, following a suggestion by Andrew Willoughby at the lunch in August.  To celebrate the OCS the President, Alex Green, was presented with a trophy donated by the Willoughbys to be designated ‘The President’s Cup’ and to be passed to succeeding Presidents down the centuries.  Members of the OCS will be helping us with our Outreach work with Cornish schools and colleges during their vacations.

While those attending donate generously to our Bursary Fund, as do those who planned to attend but were unable to do so, we need all the help we can get to keep on supporting Cornish undergraduates with their ambitious projects around the world and their internships.  Every little helps!



Twenty of us very much enjoyed a conducted tour of the iconic new centre for the Cornwall Archive in Redruth – Kresen Kernow. Tamsin Mallet, the Collections and Development Manager, explained the story of the converted brewery building and took a group of us round, while another group was shown a selection of historic maps and other documents by Catherine Lorigan, our former Secretary. We then enjoyed soup and sandwiches while agreeing that the visit had much exceeded our expectations.

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