What’s migration? An assembly in Camborne

It was so great to be back in school delivering an assembly – for the first time for two years as the pandemic stopped ‘in person’ work. Mirabela Robatzchi joined me to talk to 110 children about journeys and migration.  We were here exactly two years ago, delivering workshops on World War One. Not for […]

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The Bird brothers sacrificed in France and Flanders

It’s three years now since the centenary of the end of World War One. But our research on uncovering local stories continues. The story of the Bird brothers from Penzance is the latest to be profiled on our our dedicated website Heart of Conflict. Three of the surviving four sons of the late Henry Bird […]

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Difficult issues… restarting work on migration

The wonders of the internet – in this case, Microsoft Teams! It was great for us to be able to give a lunchtime lecture at Callywith College, Bodmin, Cornwall, this afternoon (Wednesday 6 October 2021). Mirabela, a Romanian lawyer now living in Helston, joined me to talk about migration and the hostility and prejudice often […]

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I PACKED THIS MYSELF

Our project I PACKED THIS MYSELF looks at journeys and migration. It’s aimed at breaking down prejudice and increasing understanding of the thousands of workers from overseas in this country who play a vital role in local economies. It makes the vital point: anyone might have to leave home to find work. In Cornwall, people […]

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Top BBC presenter discovers Camborne war hero ancestor

A top BBC presenter has discovered that he has an unexpected direct family link to Camborne and that local World War One hero Dr William Blackwood was his great grandfather. BBC Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawny grew up near Helston and attended Helston School. He is the face of the BBC Proms and currently presents […]

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I PACKED THIS MYSELF – workshops

We’re continuing our workshops on the workers from overseas who play a vital role in the Cornish economy. The aim is to highlight the role that they play and the issues they might face when making the huge life decision to leave home and create a life elsewhere. Most recently we Zoomed in to Mousehole […]

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