Category: Conferences

Details of our annual conferences

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...

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...

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...

152nd Annual Conference, Barnstaple 2014

The Devonshire Association’s 152nd Annual Conference and AGM (6–8 June 2014) was held in the Conference Suite of The Park Hotel, Barnstaple. Over three days some 104 delegates attended to listen to presentations on a...

151st Annual Conference, Kingsbridge 2013

The Devonshire Association’s 151st conference and annual general meeting (7-9 June, 2013) was held in Kingsbridge. It was a friendly and sociable affair which was enhanced by the unusually kind weather we had. It started in...

150th Annual Conference, Torquay 2012

The Devonshire Association’s 150th anniversary conference and AGM was held from Thursday to Sunday, 24–27 May 2012 at the Torquay Museum. The social programme included a Reception with supper and musical entertainment at the Living...

Conferences prior to 2012

For information about DA’s annual conferences and the presidents installed thereat prior to 2012, see the Presidents page which gives locations and names back to 2000. A list of each annual conference and president back to...

Report of the Council (1863)

Comparing this first report produced by the DA with recent conference reports, we can see that although things are now on a larger scale, the framework of what we do at our conferences was...