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Online Program

Adventures Online: Cornwall, Britain’s Hidden Treasure

Program No. 24312RJ
Discover Cornwall, known for its dramatic coastline, moorland landscapes and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, during this online learning adventure, live from England!

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At a Glance

From the legends of King Arthur to the treasures along its beautiful coastline, Cornwall is a region rich in history and natural wonders. Join local experts for a first-hand look into the people and places that make Cornwall one of England’s most noted regions during this live, online learning adventure! Explore Cornwall’s natural spaces as you enjoy virtual hikes along the coast and moors, and learn why its mining country was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear about the stories and legends associated to King Arthur during expert-led lectures, and learn what makes Cornwall distinct from the rest of Britain as you examine its history and traditions. Get insight into the Cornish way of life with your fellow Road Scholars as you enjoy daily talks on traditional Cornish cuisine and learn about local delicacies like the Cornish pasty and cream tea.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Enjoy virtual hikes along Bodmin Moor, the Atlantic Strand, the south coast and the Cornish moors at Tintagel, and learn about the ecosystems of Cornwall.
  • Learn why Cornwall is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site as you delight in a virtual walk through the post-industrial landscapes of Cornwall’s mining country.
  • Delight in daily talks about traditional Cornish cuisine, including the Cornish pasty, heavy cakes, cream tea and cider and perry.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Cornwall’s First Golden Age
by Bernard Deacon
The Promontory People
by Craig Weatherill
A History of Cornwall
by F. E. Halliday
The Natural Beauty of Cornwall
by Peter Maxted

Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.