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 Principal Guest Speakers

Cornish Choughs and other stuff - Claire Mucklow

My family is Cornish and I was brought up in a village called Egloskerry, near Launceston, with Dad and relatives mainly still living around North Hill/Rilla Mill. 

I went to School in Launceston, then to Truro as one of the first girl boarders at Truro school. 

I left Cornwall for some years and lived in Hampshire after getting married, but now live in Devon.  I am a full time employee with the RSPB and work most of the time in Cornwall. 

I have been so lucky and privileged to have the newly returned choughs under my wing, and spend much time with these charismatic birds out on the Cornish cliffs. 

I have a great team of volunteers (many of them Cornish), I think around 80 at the last count, who help me with my work.  Apart from talking about choughs I will of course give an update on the latest bird and wildlife news from other parts of Cornwall including the Scillies, Bodmin Moor etc’

National Coastalwatch Institution- Tom Symons

‘A true Cornish boy born in Hayle but now living in Mullion, and am a member of the Mullion Old Cornwall Society which has been going for about 80 years. From our house I can almost see the Marconi Monument, where he sent the first radio signal across the Atlantic.

The talk I gave to the London Cornish Association was about the National Coastwatch Institution which was formed when the Coastguards gave up keeping a visual watch around the Coastline. I like to think of it as a Cornish Institution but of course it has now become National. The first lookout was set up at Bass Point on the Lizard where I'm proud to say I am the deputy manager, and also a Trustee of the Institution’

Great Gardens of Cornwall - John Price

‘I am John Price, long established nurseryman recently retired from my own business of nearly 40 years standing. I have long been a speaker on the Village garden club circuit.  

Also a practicing Blue Badge (tour) Guide working regularly throughout Cornwall and the West Country. Speaking not only on matters horticultural but often on Cornwall itself...its gardens, scenery, landscape and customs. Such talks have been given in N.Z. and in Melbourne, I was at the International Camellia Congress in the city.'

Other Speakers
Cornish Language - Lilian James
Cornish Dance - Julie Wheeler
Lesser known Sth Aust Mines & Quarries with a Con Connection - Dennis Goodland
Cornish Cookery Demonstration - Sonia Reuter and Jennifer Meston                     
Cornish in the Eastern Australian Region - Chris Dunkerley
Cornish Genealogy - John Smith
Cornish Pioneers of the Shoalhaven - Julie Wheeler
Cornish Geology - Graeme Wheeler
Influence of the Cornish in Tasmania -George Stevens
Learn Tin Whistle - David Wilks
Cornish Celtic Stone Crosses - Jen Meston
Cornish History - John Coombs
Cornwall in the 18th Century - Geoff Ford
The Newlyn Lugger - The Mystery - Lindsay Chapman

Saturday Night

A dinner and concert will be held, performers to be announced

Cornish dancing and a singalong will be included

Sunday Morning

A Service at the campus
The Reverend Dr David Manton OAM, whose ancestors came from Cornwall will conduct the service.

Morn/aft. tea and lunches will be available for purchase at the canteen and there will be various items on sales tables.