This May and June Cornerstone Heritage, the University of Plymouth's heritage research group, presents three weeks of (almost) daily talks by leading experts on the history and heritage of the historic built environment hosted by the Earl of Devon at Powderham Castle. 'Cornerstone at Powderham' is part of the University of Plymouth's wider on-site investigation of the castle's history this summer in collaboration with staff and students from the department of Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania. All talks are open to the public and free to attend. Talks will be held in the Chapel at Powderham Castle at 1pm or 6pm.
What's on events
23 May 2017: Cornerstone at Powderham summer lectures
This May and June Cornerstone Heritage presents three weeks of (almost) daily talks by leading experts on the history and heritage of the historic built environment hosted by the Earl of Devon at Powderham Castle.
11 May 2017: A Year's Crime at Devonport: Drunkenness on the Increase
Professor Kim Stevenson and Dr Judith Rowbotham gave a public talk exploring the problems associated with policing Devonport from 1870 to 1914. Image: Newspaper images, © British Library Board (from Aggy Weston, Ashore and Afloat 1887).
6 May 2017: Plymouth History Festival 2017
Plymouth History Festival is an annual celebration of Plymouth’s history and heritage and takes place across the city in a range of venues and locations. The dates for 2017 are Saturday 6 May to Sunday 4 June. The organisers look forward to welcoming you.
21 April 2017: Cornerstone Heritage launch event
The Cornerstone Heritage official launch event at Mast House included an introduction to Cornerstone Heritage - an interdisciplinary research initiative that brings together staff from across the University working in the field of heritage.
11 March 2017: A Wild and Wondrous Region - a Victorian Dartmoor symposium
More Than Meets The Eye is a Heritage Lottery Fund programme managed by Dartmoor National Park. The programme hosted a one-day symposium on Victorian Devon at which James Gregory spoke on tourism in the nineteenth century.
1 November 2016: Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, Plymouth conference
Plymouth hosted the Society of Architectural Historians annual conference. A drinks reception at the Reservoir Cafe was hosted by the History Department and a study tour of Tavistock World Heritage Site and Endsleigh House was led by Daniel Maudlin.
8 October 2016: Project plans for Powderham, Powderham Castle
James Daybell and Daniel Maudlin gave a talk to the Courtenay Society at Powderham Castle setting out the plans for the forthcoming site investigations at the castle and grounds.
6 October 2016: The Idea of the Cottage in English Architecture, Devon Rural Archives
Daniel Maudlin presented a talk based on his recent book The Idea of the Cottage in English Architecture at the Devon Rural Archives.