Category: Highlights

President’s Symposium, April 2015

Devon’s Potential Energy Budget — 2030 The topics of recent Presidents’ Symposia have generally sounded ‘comfortable’ – seaside, churches, the inspiration of Devon, wildlife and health. Chris Cornford’s 2015 Symposium, held at the Mint...

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...

President’s Symposium, April 2014

Devon – Wild Wealth and Human Health. A major benefit of the DA’s uniquely eclectic approach has always been the range of special expertise in its Presidents and hence, in recent years, of the...

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...

President’s Symposium, April 2013

The Inspiration of Devon. The outstandingly successful 2013 presidential symposium was conceived by The Reverend Peter Beacham OBE. Over 150 delegates attended the event at the Mint Methodist Church Centre in Exeter on Saturday...

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...

President’s Symposium, April 2012

Devon churches and their history ‘They go from strength to strength’ is the one-liner on DA symposiums from this year’s Symposium, held on 14 April. A team of leading scholars in their fields, headed...

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...