We are running the next symposium at Porthcurno Telegraph Museum on 19th September this year. The aim of the day is to catch up with research that has been conducted at the Museum or connected with telegraphy in the past year. This years symposium will take a different form from previous years, and will be structured around the following four themes in their broadest possible sense:

  1. Porthcurno and Local Life
  2. Science
  3. Global and Social Impact
  4. World War II

In an effort to make symposium more accessible to the general public, there will be an addition event in the evening. This will provide an opportunity for those of you who want to present to a wider audience, and we welcome any volunteers. The evening event will run from 6pm until 8pm and is part of the Porthcurno ‘Ideas Cafe’ programme. This is an established and well-attended forum. We would welcome any volunteers to speak or attend this additional event.

We would be delighted if you would like to speak or attend. If you are interested in presenting your work, can you please submit a title and abstract (max. 250 words) by August 31st. It would be helpful if you could also indicate whether you would like to speak for 15 or 30 minutes. If you would like to attend, can you let us know by the same, so that we can arrange catering.

If you would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to email Jenny Lee.