What Does It Mean To Be Cornish In 2017? Focus Group

In early February, I will be holding a series of focus groups at four locations in Cornwall entitled ‘What Does It Mean To Be Cornish In 2017?’ The discussions which will take place, will aid my research for my MA dissertation which I am presently putting together.

A full advert and list of the venues can be seen here:


At the heart of the discussions will be Cornish language, heritage and culture. I dearly want to get the views of people who are both Cornish born and bred and those who have moved into Cornwall from other parts of Britain or overseas.

Among the points that would be good to discuss are:

– Status of the Cornish language.

– What does it mean to be Cornish?

– Experiences of people who have moved to Cornwall in recent times.

– Cornwall’s relationship with Westminster.

The venues and timings are as below:

PENRYN – Penryn Rugby Club Clubhouse, Kernick Road, Penryn TR10 8NT Friday 10th February 2017 – 7:00pm

REDRUTH – Cornish Studies Library, Alma Place, Redruth TR15 2AT Saturday 11th February 2017 10:30am

RESCORLA – Rescorla Centre, 10 Hallaze Road, Penwithick, St. Austell, PL26 8UT Sunday 12th February 2:30pm (Cake provided!)

NEWLYN – Newlyn Trinity Methodist Church, The Orchard Room, The Centre, Chywoone Hill, TR18 5AR.  Monday 13th February 6:00pm

If possible, please RSVP with the venue you are interested in attending.





  1. Will Orchard · January 23, 2017

    I’d like to attend the Newlyn discussion on Monday 13th. I have previously studied Cornish identity at Tremough and recently completed my MA on Cornish traditions at Cardiff. I can bring a digital copy of that if you would be interested.


    • bgilby2014 · January 23, 2017

      Hi Will, that’d be great! Look forward to seeing you there.


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