On its 125th Anniversary Camborne School of Mines announces the publication of an important book that records the history of mining education in Cornwall.

During the past 125 years thousands of men and women have been arriving in Camborne from all over the World to become leading mine engineers and executives. What they experienced and learnt at Camborne School of Mines remained with them all their lives and shaped their culture and careers. But it didn’t all start when Camborne School of Mines first opened its doors. The first germ of an idea in Cornwall to educate miners in the finer arts of winning metal ores can be traced back to 1792 and the subsequent proposal of John Taylor in 1829 when he published his Prospectus of a School of Mines in Cornwall.

Since that time Camborne and its surrounding mines have become an essential part of the international mining scene, providing the expertise to create industries and incalculable wealth.

For several years Lawrie Piper, M.Sc., M.Ed., former principal of what is now Cornwall College, has painstakingly researched those years, the administrators and tutors involved, the students, their achievements and their activities. He has produced a 450pp volume that is essential reading for graduates and other historians. It includes an Ex Libris book plate on which owners can inscribe details of their graduation and career.

ENJOY 20% SAVING by dealing direct! Published by the Trevithick Society with support from the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Partnership this £30.00 book is available at a discounted price of just £24.00 plus carriage of £6.00 in the UK or £15.00 airmail overseas..

Orders for this important book may be placed in three alternative ways:

  1. With despatch details by e-mail and PayPal to membership@trevithick-society.org.uk
  2. With despatch details to the same e-mail with a payment being made direct to Trevithick Trading Ltd account number 80501603 at Barclays Bank plc, Truro, Sort Code 20 87 94
  3. Or, with a Sterling cheque made payable to Trevithick Trading Ltd at Trevithick Society, CSM, PO Box 62, Camborne TR14 7ZN, U.K.

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