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Forgotten Women of the Cornish Coast – Lecture

An oil painting of Jenny Mopus (Jenny of Malpas).

Thursday 7 November, 7.30pm.

Connecting Cornwall to well-known and important episodes from the past can really bring history vividly to life for those living in this seemingly isolated corner of the UK. Cornish writer and Blogger, Elizabeth Dale, talks about the process of uncovering some of those stories and why we need to celebrate and preserve them.

She introduces some of her favourite female characters from around the Cornish coast, some you will have heard of some you probably won’t, and uses their stories to illustrate why she finds Cornwall’s history so endlessly fascinating and exciting.

About Elizabeth Dale

Elizabeth Dale is a Cornish writer and blogger with a passion for uncovering the lesser-known stories from Cornwall’s history. As well as writing about Cornwall for local and national publications, she has published more than 400 articles on her blog ‘The Cornish Bird’ since 2016. She graduated with a First in Journalism & Creative Writing from Falmouth University in 2018 and in 2022 was awarded Cornwall Heritage Trust’s Heritage Champion Award for her work in promoting and preserving Cornwall’s heritage.


Book Tickets – Live Lecture

£8 per person, £5 students, 10% off for NMMC Members.

Book Tickets – Online Lecture

£6 per person for the online webinar.

Lecture Series

Women and the Navy in the Age of Sail is part of National Maritime Museum Cornwall’s 2024 lecture series. Other lectures in this series include:

National Maritime
Museum Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
Falmouth Cornwall
TR11 3QY

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388