For 2 years, I went to university in Oxford. Home to 175,000 people, it’s overflowing with students, home to three universities and dozens of shops. There are tourists galore lining up to buy their “University of Oxford” hoodies, Oxford snow globes, and Oxford magnets. I’m used to tourists, but, as a girl who has spent…Continue Reading “Stars and bluebells”

With the help of his grandmother’s memoirs, Rob Evans tells the story of a charming little village on the south coast of Cornwall. Possibly best-known for its little railway, it is surely one of Cornwall’s jewels in its crown. Pentewan is situated on the south coast of Cornwall, four miles from St Austell and two…Continue Reading “Pentewan”

Following his articles about Barripper and Kehelland, David Oates now moves slightly east to introduce us to the third element in his trilogy – Troon. Set high on a hill above Camborne, Troon is unusual in Cornwall where large villages are not common in the way that they are in other parts of the country….Continue Reading “Troon”

Ronald James explores the rich stories of Cornish folklore in relation to his new book on the subject published in 2019 by the University of Exeter Press A trite question often surfaces during media interviews: ‘What is your favourite … fill in the blank’; in my case, ‘what is your favourite Cornish legend?’ With the…Continue Reading “Reflections on Cornish Folklore”