The Origins of West Penwith - 25th July, 7.30pm


In this illustrated talk, Professor Michelle Brown will explore the origins of west Penwith, from prehistory to the 16th century, its expansive international relationships and the construction of its own unique cultural identity. Megalithic monuments, sacred landscapes, early monasteries, holy wells and wayside crosses, inscribed stones, frescoes, manuscripts, metalwork, passion plays and pilgrim paths will interweave to form a distinctive Cornish cultural plaid.

Free entry and donations welcome, this is sure to be a fascinating evening!

Michelle P. Brown FSA
Professor Emerita, SAS, University of London
Visiting Professor, University College London