An Afternoon in Cornwall

Situated at the south-western tip of the island of Britain, Cornwall retains, to this day, much which is distinctive in its culture, and links it more to Wales and Brittany than to England. This course will look at some of those distinctive features.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

SUGGESTED READING

  • Peyton, Phillip. Cornwall, a New History, Cornwall Editions Ltd., Fowey, 2004
  • Beresford Ellis, Peter. The story of the Cornish Language, Tor Mark Press, Redruth, 1998
  • Stratton, Cheryl. Fentynyow Kernow-In Search of Cornwall’s Holy Wells, Meyn Mamvro Publications, Penzance, 1998
  • Sagar-Fenton, Michael. About St. Michael’s Mount, Bossiney Books, Launceston, 1999

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction, an outline of Cornish History
  • Cornish Music and Dance
  • The Cornish Language
  • Saints and Holy Wells
  • St Michael’s Mount
  • Padstow May Day
  • The Helston Furry Dance
  • The Cornish in Australia
  • Trelawney - The Cornish National Anthem

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Recognise the place of Cornwall in the cultural mosaic of the British Isles
  2. Understand the conditions which have allowed Cornwall to maintain it’s distinctiveness
  3. Enjoy Cornwall’s rich traditional culture
  4. Understand something of the Cornish contribution to modern Australia
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