‘Women in Conservation’ Conference

*PLEASE NOTE – This event takes place at Penryn Campus.

The conference, ‘Expanding Horizons’, will be in DDM A, followed by a drinks (and free pizza) reception in the Masters Suite on the 5th March, 4-8pm. This is a FREE event.


An all-female group of Exeter University students have come together to address their shared concern and passion for gender equality.

‘Women in Conservation’ was born from a discontent in the lack of diversity at the University, both in the visiting, external speakers and internal teaching. The group have therefore decided to host an annual conference showcasing some of the amazing women that have managed to overcome societal obstacles in conservation.

With help and support from the University, Anna, Caitlin, Catherine, Deb, Ella, Emily, Katie and Sarah have now founded the ‘Women in Conservation’ group and set a date for the big event: 5th March. This aligns with both British Science Week (6-15th March 2020) and International Women’s Day (8th March).

The students have put together an impressive line-up of guest speakers, all keen to share with the students their own personal journeys through a male-dominated sector; an invaluable leaning and development experience for all attendees.

Emily Stevenson, member of the committee: “There are often inequalities that we experience in our lives, with little opportunities to be proactive and do something about it. We’re grateful that the University have been so supportive and helpful, hopefully this is something that can continue every year to ensure future students can benefit from what we have started here, together”.

The conference, ‘Expanding Horizons’, will be in DDM A, followed by a drinks (and free pizza) reception in the Masters Suite on the 5th March, 4-8pm. This is a FREE event.

If you have any questions for the team, or would like to find out how you can help/join next year, please email:


Full details of the event and a link to tickets can be found here:



Shallal Sketchbooks Express Yourself – Creative Workshop at Falmouth Library

Drop in Session – No Booking Required

11:00am – 3:00pm

Falmouth Library


Shallal sketchbooks will be running a drop in workshop in the library as well as exhibiting completed sketchbooks in the gallery. The workshop aims to give guidance on how to begin a sketchbook. Explore different methods of how to express yourself and look at what can ignite your imagination and inspire you to make a mark.

The sketchbook has proved to be an extremely popular and easy to access creative expression practice which allows people to explore their creativity. Express yourself and experiment with drawing, painting, photography, collage, mixed media, poetry or write. The real beauty to “Shallal Sketchbooks” is that are no rules. You simply start by making a mark in any way you feel comfortable.

Come and find out how to get started and join in with “Shallal Sketchbooks”. Be part of a creative community which enables people to express and enjoy themselves through accessible inclusive creative practices.

To find out more about Shallal Sketchbooks please visit : http://www.shallalstudios.com/shallal-sketchbooks.html

LIBRARY FILM NIGHT screening of ‘On the Basis of Sex’ + debate


Falmouth Library


A screening of ‘On the Basis of Sex’ followed by a debate.

Tickets are FREE, booking is essential. Book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/library-film-night-screening-of-on-the-basis-of-sex-debate-tickets-94385911803

Film Synopsis 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination.



Dads Supporting Their Daughters During Time of Change – Interactive Talk


Falmouth Library

Tickets are FREE, booking is essential. Book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dads-supporting-their-daughters-during-time-of-change-interactive-talk-tickets-94371125577

During this talk, I will be sharing with you how your daughter’s body is changing as she is entering teenage hood and how best to support your daughter in her becoming. Also I will be introducing  you to Menstrual Cycle Awareness. During this talk, there will be space for questions – answers and sharing of experiences.

Dads, this talk is for you if you have tween or teen daughters, at home or away. I am looking forward to welcoming You on Wednesday 04th March at 5.30pm

Victoria Dufour-Cox is a menstrual cycle awareness educator and facilitator for girls and women as well as a Forest School leader. Mother of one. Victoria has trained with Alexandra Pope via the Women’s Quest apprenticeship in 2017 and is Journey Of Young Women certified Girls program facilitator. Victoria’s work is rooted in her inquiry in her own awareness of her menstrual cycle and the positive effect this awareness has on how she interacts with life as well as her love for our natural environment.

Victoria is passionate about girls receiving support and knowledge allowing them an educated choice and an empowered start on their journey to adulthood.

With this work, Victoria is stepping up as a mentor for her community.

Victoria can be contacted via





BIRTH STORY: positive and conscious birth screening and talk Sun 10 March 7pm Falmouth Library

Birth Film Night presenting Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives.

An inspiring film documenting the journey and experience of providing authentic midwifery within a community in the 1970’s.  Demonstrating that birth works when women are nurtured and supported and true midwifery skills thrive.

Following the film will be an open Q & A, considering the future of birth in our society and whether we should look at The Farm as an inspiration for change or a time now relegated to the past, heralding a new vision of midwifery and birth.

Hosted by Evony Lynch and Mandy Bellenger from Artemis Birth School. Practicing independent midwives in Cornwall, and passionate about reclaiming the art of midwifery through workshops.

FREE but booking essential:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/birth-story-positive-and-conscious-birth-screening-and-talk-tickets-57458442749?aff=ebdssbdestsearch




Public round-table discussion on women’s creativity, gender equality and women’s rights Sun 10 March 4.30pm Falmouth Art Gallery

Join us for a round-table discussionon on women’s creativity, gender equality and women rights.

Several guest speakers will discuss the connection between creativity (in all its forms), women rights and opportunities, gender equality and the re-invention of both femininity and masculinity in our time.

Audience will have the chance to take part in the debate with questions.

Free, but booking essential.


Authenticity V Perfectionism talk with Anna Lampriere Sun 10 March 2.30pm Falmouth Art Gallery

Women often struggle, torn between need for authenticity and the obsession with perfectionist.The pressure from Society is very powerful and as women we need to free ourselves form it.

Join us for a talk with Anna Lampriere about this interesting topic. Anna will lead us in a deep refelction of how to find the right balance between authenticity and perfectionsm.

Free but booking essential.




Up-cycled Jewellery/wearable art workshop with Lynne Speake Sun 10 March 2pm Falmouth Art Gallery


Up-cycled jewellery workshop: your chance to make something fabulous from a sparkly stash of found and gifted beads (NB. the only beads bought were from charity shops)
Suitable for all abilities, no previous experience is needed – just a willingness to chill out, have fun and make something totally unique !!
All materials are provided and if you have your own precious treasures then please feel free to bring them along to turn them into something amazing.
Amongst other things you will learn to use stringing and crimping techniques (with jewellery findings and wire).
WARNING !!!! – participation in this workshop may lead to a life-long obsession with scouring charity shops for beautiful things to turn into wearable art so we accept no responsibility if this happens or you change your shopping habits accordingly – also a great way to make totally unique presents for friends and family (although you will probably decide to keep everything you make)


A celebration Day for Girls workshop with Victoria Dufour – Sun 10 March 11.30am Falmouth Library

Nature & Me presents: A celebration Day for Girls workshop, a mini session on Menstrual Cycle Awareness for tweens (10-12 year olds)

During this workshop the girls will be discovering how menarche (a girls’ first bleed) is celebrated in other cultures and the importance of asking questions through storytelling.

Free but booking essential


Drawing inspiring women with words: letter stamps portrait workshop with Eve Bourrat Sun 10 March 11am Falmouth Art Gallery

Creative session drawing inspiring women with words.

Be inspired by other women (famous or close to you), make up a word or two that reflect the characteristic you love of them and make her portrait or draw her whole figure only using the letter stamps.

Let your creativity run free, using colour inks and cut out letter from magazines and books.

All tools, materials and tutorial provided. No previous artistic skills required.

FREE but booking essential.




Creative self-care workshop: the moon and the darkness Sun 10 March 10.30am Falmouth Art Gallery

Be inspired by our Nocturne exhibition and create your very own deck of INTUITION CARDS. As women we are often desperately trying to fit in, but we need to recognise, accept and embrace the complexity and multitude of facets of our personality.  This workshop is a discovery journey through creative experimentation, an opportunity to reflect upon and highlight personal strengths and weaknesses, trying to find balance between our inner energies. Working with and through metaphors, imageries and creative media, we will explore lights and shadows of our being.

Free but booking essential



‘Life, Happiness and Everything’ talk: a night with bestselling author Isabel Losada Sat 9 March 7.30pm Falmouth Library

Life, Happiness and Everything.

Bestselling author of ‘The Battersea Park Road to Enlightenment’ (& 6 other books) will entertain us by condensing everything she has learnt in 20 years of exploration in human potential into one evening.

In mixture of stand up comedy, inspirational & motivational talk, vulnerable confessional storytelling and entertaining, anonymous audience ‘Question & Answer’ – Isabel always offers a first class evening out.

Subjects Isabel may include are personal growth, meditation, activism, leadership, forgiveness, comfort zones, relationships, creativity, writing, spirituality (all sorts), Tibetan Buddhism, politics, environmentalism and sex and love. In no particular order.

‘You certainly know how to entertain an audience. You’re an excellent speaker.’ Rosie Boycott on Sensation at The Hay International Book Festival (2018)

Isabel Losada gave a bravura performance at her sold out event. Everyone was spellbound and we definitely we all learned a lot too. I think what you are doing is very important and so worthwhile. Judy Piatkus – Director of ‘Conscious Café – London (2018)

Thank you so much for ‘Life, Happiness and Everything.’ It was a fantastically entertaining, inspiring and educational evening! We had a fantastic feedback from all the clients that attended the event and we want to invite you back as soon as possible. Kennedy’s Law Firm Events. (2018)

She is the one of the best speakers, the most entertaining and the most passionate we’ve ever had. Please come back soon.’ No Alibis – Belfast (May 2018)

Isabel is a magnetic and hilarious speaker. Her books have such a range that her events appeal to a wide demographic : old, young, self-help buyers, anyone on a quest (aren’t we all?). We have hosted Isabel three times in a year simply because she fills events and sells books. Much of this is down to her humour and performance skills (she is an ex-actress), and the interactive style of her talks . Martin Latham – Events Manager – Waterstones Bookshop, Canterbury

FREE but booking essential


Portraiture workshop with Debbie Udy O’Nyon Sat 9 March 3.30pm Falmouth Library


Always wanted to draw, love to learn some simple secrets to enable you to capture people? Come along to a relaxed fun session.

The session will be about 1 hr 30 mins. You need to be willing to get messy hands. We will be using charcoal and paper and no previous experience required.

Free but booking essential


Three Videos by Minko – Saturday 9th March 3pm and 6pm Research Room

Film maker, singer songwriter and producer Minko unveils three videos in the lead up to debut her album release ‘Lemon Psyche’ in May.

Like many women around the world, in response to this tradition of men dominating the studio space, she set up her own studio in her bedroom and got to work, teaching herself all aspects of recording, mixing and producing. In these three videos she explores various aspects of human relationships, our relationship to loss, our relationship to the sea both within and without and our relationship to change.




Yarn bombing/craftivism event with Sarah Perry Sat 9 March 3pm Falmouth Library


Join us for a yarn bombing/craftivism session, knittiing bunting.

All resources, materials and tutorial provided. Not previous knitting experience required.

FREE but booking essential.


A Celebration Day for Girls workshop with Victoria Dufour – Sat 9 March 2.30pm Falmouth Library


Nature & Me presents: A celebration Day for Girls workshop, a mini session on Menstrual Cycle Awareness for tweens (10-12 year olds)

During this workshop the girls will be discovering how menarche (a girls’ first bleed) is celebrated in other cultures and the importance of asking questions through storytelling.

Free but booking essential


Needle Felt workshop Sat 9 March 2pm Falmouth Library

Join us for a needle felt taster session.
All tools, materials and tutorial provided. No previous experience required.
FREE but booking essential. Age 14+

For booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/needle-felt-workshop-part-of-the-women-of-the-world-festival-tickets-56702085464?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Ayurveda and Yoga for Women with Lucinda Pimlott Sat 9 March 11.30am Falmouth Art Gallery (Chamber)

A brief overview of how the ancient practices of Yoga and Ayurveda can help to bring balance and wellbeing through all phases of life. The session will include:
– an introduction to Ayurveda
– the 3 phases of the life cycle of womanhood
– the 3 phases of the menstrual cycle
– gentle breathing and stretching to help balance hormones
– an explanation of how Yoga can help us stay healthy through the different phases of life
– recommendations for reading and home practice
– some pranayama practice

Free but limited spaces. Booking essential


Gender equality inspired story telling Sat 9 March 11am Falmouth Library


Gender equality inspired story telling for kids: because stories are not for boys or for girls, but they are just stories and they help us understand things about the world and life.

Sacred Yoni – the power of the female pelvic bowl with Sacred Yoni Cornwall Sat 9 March 10am Falmouth Art Gallery (Chamber)

This workshop is aimed at anyone over the age of 18 who has, or has once had, a uterus. Many women experience pain, discomfort, shame or dis-ease in their pelvic bowl. Bringing presence to the pelvic bowl is the first step towards relieving these symptoms. Participants will learn how to connect with their pelvic bowl and navigate their anatomy. We will explore how it feels to bring presence to the pelvic bowl. We will learn the importance of pelvic self-care as well as some simple self-care techniques. This is an intimate space for women to connect with one another and talk about their sexuality and their anatomy in a safe, held and non-judgemental space.

Free but booking essential