Category: Symposia

Details of our annual symposia, hosted by the incumbent president

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...