English Heritage Interactive Lectures

1 February — 27 March 2012

Ask the experts as history comes alive at Pendennis Castle in Falmouth.

Wed 1 Feb, 11am – 2pm
Pendennis Castle
Prices: Adults £40.00 English Heritage Members: £35.00
Tue 27 Mar, 6pm – 8pm
Pendennis Castle
Prices: Adults £25 English Heritage members: Adults £20

If you’re fascinated by history and want to learn more about Cornwall’s colourful past then English Heritage’s new series of interactive lecture lunches and author debates are sure to keep you entertained in 2012.

Listen to expert speakers such as Bristol University professor of History Ronald Hutton, Maritime Archaeologist Kevin Camidge and novelist Fiona Mountain as they provide captivating insights into our region’s history.
On 1 February at Pendennis Castle, discover more about the story of HMS Colussus, delving deep into the sinking of this fantastic 74-gun 18th Century warship and other significant wreck sites in the South West, followed by lunch.
Returning to Pendennis Castle on 27 March ticket holders will be treated to a live debate between novelist Fiona Mountain and writer/broadcaster Paul Blezard. 

The pair will discuss the crucial role Pendennis Castle played in the English Civil War and in the story of Queen Henrietta Maria and Henry Jermyn; the inspiration behind Fiona Mountain’s new novel ‘Cavalier Queen’.

 Fiona will talk about the challenges of writing a novel based on the complexities and ‘messy history’ of the Civil War, before taking questions from the audience and signing copies of her book.
Charlie Fear, English Heritage Event Manager for the West, said: 'We’re really excited about the launch of our new series of interactive lecture lunches and author debates.  This is a great opportunity for visitors to ‘ask the experts’ and find out more about some of the most fascinating moments in Cornwall’s past.'
Visitor numbers are limited for all of these events.  For more information about the events and accessibility visit: www.english-heritage.org.uk/pendennis  
NB: Advanced booking is essential, places are limited*, call 0870 333 1183 to reserve your place now. (* Regret no ‘on the day’ bookings).