External Talks

The Archives and Cornish Studies Service (ACSS) offers a variety of external talks on request. These offer an insight into the role of archives in Cornish history and culture in the twenty-first century. We offer two tiers of talks:

Tier 1: General Talks

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These talks are delivered by a member of our team, based around a PowerPoint presentation:

  • Family History*
  • Property History*
  • The work of the Archives and Cornish Studies Service*
  • Kresen Kernow Project Update

* We endeavour to include examples from your area, where available.

We also offer talks based on staff specialisms. Archivist David Thomas speaks on:

  • The Rise and Fall of Methodism in Cornwall
  • Family and estate records – The Bassets of Tehidy
  • Family and estate records – St Aubyns of Clowance
  • Family and estate records – The Duke of Leeds

Learning Officer Iain Rowe speaks on:

  • Caradon Mines and Miners

Please note: there is a flat fee of £50 for the above talks. This is used for many purposes, including the purchase of:

  • conservation materials and
  • items for our collections

If you wish a member of staff to talk on a theme that is not mentioned above, this may be possible, subject to availability. The price is available on application. Please note, the price will cover the research time required for preparation as well as the fee for delivering it as outlined above.

Our talks last between 45 and 60 minutes, and are delivered by a professional member of the Archives and Cornish Studies Service team. Talks are illustrated with high quality examples of our documents. We usually require at least 6 months' notice for bookings, and would expect there to be at least 15 people in attendance. Fees for the talks are payable on booking. To book a talk, or for more information, please contact the Learning Officer, Cornwall Record Office using the contact details on this page.