Cornwall Science Community
Connecting science, culture and society
Cornwall Science Community is a group established in 2019 with the aims of
- promoting science as a part of culture and society to the people of Cornwall
- establishing collaborative relationships with other similar groups and institutions
Our ambition is to help increase the number of people who are actively engaged and involved in science in Cornwall – whether they think of themselves as scientists or not.
We run a series of events, open to all, most regularly the café sci (in-person and virtual) and our article series. You can sign up to our mailing list to be kept informed of all our events!
View our most recent and upcoming events and articles below, or look at the full archive here.
- Myths of Bodmin MoorArticle by Frankie Hackett. Images courtesy Alex Langstone. The mystifying presence of Bodmin Moor has led tale to thousands of years of folklore and mythology. The fog swept valleys and areas of flat expanse present a sense of unfamiliarity to visitors who are used to the typical enclosures of fields in the rest of England.… Continue reading Myths of Bodmin Moor
- The Commercialisation of Lands’ EndArticle by Frankie Hackett The westernmost point of mainland England is as famous as it gets. Lands’ End is doused in hundreds of years of folklore, cultural reference, and stories. As the area has become more popular as a tourist site in Cornwall, businesses have flourished trying to sell its legend as a point of… Continue reading The Commercialisation of Lands’ End
- Kennal Vale: Hidden woodland with more than meets the eyeArticle and Photographs by Frankie Hackett Along the backroads of Ponsanooth, a quaint Cornish village, is one of the most captivating and underrated walks in the entire county. It has all the traditional aspects of your favourite place to go for a walk, like canopied trees and dramatic glades, but Kennall Vale also hosts a… Continue reading Kennal Vale: Hidden woodland with more than meets the eye
Cornwall was once – more than once – at the forefront of industrial and scientific exploration. But ‘now the fish and tin are gone’ (as the songs say), it is the knowledge economy that will take us forward.