New book charts 125 years of the Camborne School of Mines
The Camborne School of Mines (CSM) became world renowned for the quality of its mining education and a new book tells this fascinating story for the first time.
Published by the Trevithick Society with funding support from the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Partnership, ‘The Camborne School of Mines - the History of Mining Education in Cornwall’ is the result of many year’s research by Lawrence Piper, a former Principal of what is now Cornwall College.
From the earliest concepts for a mining school in the late eighteenth century through to John Taylor’s plan in 1829, and the eventual merger of separate mining schools in the 1880s, the CSM has been through many changes over the last 125 years but remains a centre of excellence.
Dr Bernard Deacon, former Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Cornish Studies, commented of the work:
”Lawrie Piper's painstakingly definitive account of the CSM and mining education will be an essential resource for anyone wishing to understand Cornwall's key role in the global mining industry.”
To purchase a copy and to find out more, please go to: http://www.trevithick-society.org.uk
For further information on the Camborne School of Mines, please see: http://emps.exeter.ac.uk/csm/
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