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April 2018

AGM 2018 (Bideford Branch)

21 April 2018 at 10:45 am
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

AGM followed by a talk at 11:30 by the Devonshire Association's President, David Fursdon MA FRICS FRAgS, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Devon. His topic will be "How the Main Roles that I have…

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May 2018

Visit to Sampford Courtenay (History Section)

15 May 2018 at 10:30 am
£8 - £14

A visit to Sampford Courtenay and Solland Farm. Sampford Courtenay is most famous historically as a centre for the Prayer Book Rebellion of 1549 and where the rebels made their final stand. The three-page…

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A ‘Devon Day’ (Buildings Section)

17 May 2018 at 10:30 am
Matthews Hall, Fore St
Topsham, Devon EX3 0HF
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This is a joint event with ExeDFAS. 10.30 Dr Susan Andrew ‘Church Houses in Devon: Community, Continuity and Change’. Built in the late 15th and early 16th centuries to accommodate Church Ales and other…

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June 2018

2018 Annual Conference

1 June 2018 - 3 June 2018

Our 2018 Conference will be hosted at The Royal Castle Hotel in Dartmouth. The lectures and AGM will be held at the nearby Flavel Centre. See the dedicated page for further details.   South…

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The icing on the cake (Geology Section)

9 June 2018 at 10:30 am
Teign Heritage Centre, Teignmouth, 29 French Street
Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8ST United Kingdom

A talk ‘The icing on the cake, the Quaternary in Devon’ by Dr Jenny Bennett (DA Geology Hon Secretary). This talk has been re-scheduled from 3 March.

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Writing history and historical fiction – how do you tell the truth about the past? (Lit & Art Section)

16 June 2018 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

Dr Ian Mortimer, who lives on Dartmoor, is a distinguished mediaeval historian and widely-acclaimed author of biographies, novels and poetry. He is perhaps best-known for his very successful Time Traveller’s Guides to history, which…

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July 2018

Visit to Bampton & the Heritage Centre (History Section)

18 July 2018 at 2:15 pm
Bampton Heritage Centre, St Michael and All Angels Church
Bampton, Devon
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Arrive at the Heritage Centre 2.15pm. Presentations, talks and video relating to the history of Bampton.

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September 2018

Devon Rural Archive Study Day (History Section)

11 September 2018 at 11:00 am
Devon Rural Archive, Modbury, Shilstone
Modbury, Devon PL21 0TW

A visit to the Devon Rural Archive, Shilstone, Modbury. 11:00 Members begin to arrive and enjoy morning coffee in the exhibition gallery 11:30 Introduction to the DRA 12:30 Sandwich Lunch with tea and coffee…

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Annual Lunch (Exeter Branch)

19 September 2018 at 12:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, Devon EX2 7AE

The lunch will be preceded by a presentation by DA President Dame Suzi Leather (subject to be agreed). Booking is required. Photo of Exeter Golf & Country Club by Tony Buller

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Poems on Paving Stones. The Exeter Cathedral Yard inscriptions (Lit & Art Section)

22 September 2018 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

Sally Hollings and Prue Nichols will discuss and read from the poems, extracts from which are engraved in the paving of the Cathedral close. You may wish to visit these some time before the talk…

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Members’ Luncheon (E Devon Branch)

29 September 2018 at 12:30 pm
Belmont Hotel Sidmouth, Devon

To be held at the Belmont Hotel, Sidmouth. Our invited guest, the DA President, Dame Suzi Leather will give a short talk after the meal. Booking is essential using the application form available from…

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October 2018

President’s Symposium, October 2018

6 October 2018

Details to follow

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