Category: Highlights

Major events: conferences, symposia and others. Both notices of upcoming events and reports of past events.

President’s Symposium, October 2017

The Making of the Devon Landscape Held on 14 October, hosted by our 2017-18 President, David Fursdon MA FRICS FRAgS, Lord Lieutenant of Devon. As the population of the UK, and indeed Devon, grows...

155th Annual Conference, Buckfast 2017

The Devonshire Association’s 155th Annual Conference and AGM was held at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre from Friday to Sunday, 2–4 June 2017. Friday afternoon included presentations on the Distinctiveness of Buckfastleigh by the DA Sections...

President’s Walk & Talk, 12–22 May 2017

DA’s former President, Dr Todd Gray, walked from Lyme Regis to Hartland over eleven days in mid-May 2017 stopping overnight in towns and villages to give a talk promoting The Devonshire Association. He invited...

An old photo of some fishermen and salted cod

The Devon–Newfoundland Story, April 2017

The Devon–Newfoundland Story celebrated historical and cultural connections. Organised by the Devonshire Association working with the Devon Family History Society, it marked nearly 500 years of contact and interaction between the two communities. Devon...

President’s Symposium, October 2016

Historians, their Manuscripts, and the Creation of History. On 1 October, a sell-out audience flocked to Petroc College,Tiverton, for Dr Todd Gray’s Presidential Symposium entitled Historians, their manuscripts and the creation of history. The event...

A New Flora of Devon

2016 Book launch of A New Flora of Devon by DA Botany Section members Roger Smith, Bob Hodgson and Jeremy Ison. Running to almost 850 pages, this monumental work is an absolute triumph of...

154th Annual Conference, Cullompton 2016

The Association’s 154th Annual Conference and AGM was held over three days commencing Friday 3 June 2016 at the Padbrook Park Hotel, Cullompton. This modern building, part of a golf and country club complex, provided...

President’s Symposium, April 2016

Science Meets Art – Aspects of 175 Years of Photography in Devon. Tom Greeves’s Symposium was held at Petroc College, Tiverton, on 9 April 2016. In addition to an excellent array of speakers, the...

153rd Annual Conference, Tavistock 2015

The Devonshire Association’s 153rd Annual Conference and AGM was held over three days, commencing Friday 5 June, at the Bedford Hotel in the centre of Tavistock, attended in whole or in part by 115...