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November 2017

Start Point and the Lizard (Geology Section)

25 November 2017 at 10:30 am
Boniface Centre, Crediton, east of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
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Dr Adrian Band gives a lecture: “Exploring the relationship between oceanic lithosphere from Start Point and the Lizard metamorphic complexes of Devon and Cornwall”. Booking not necessary.

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December 2017

The English cottage 1760–1860 (E Devon Branch)

1 December 2017 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
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A talk “The Idea of the English Cottage in English Architecture, 1760 – 1860” by Professor Daniel Maudlin.

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The History of the Exeter Canal (IA Section)

5 December 2017 at 11:00 am
Victory Hall, Broadclyst Broadclyst, Devon EX5 3EE + Google Map
£3 - £5

Jack Nott, formerly Harbourmaster for Exeter City Council, will describe why the canal came about (in the context of local political problems), construction problems in the pre-Brunel period and the future of the canal.…

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Give a man a scanner (Bideford Branch)

8 December 2017 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
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A talk by Stephen Hobbs, “Give a man a scanner – Hartland Digital Archive”. As originator of Hartland Digital Archive and Hon. Archivist at Hartland Abbey, he will describe his project in Hartland, the…

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Seaton Jurassic Centre (Axe Valley Branch)

13 December 2017 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
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£1 - £3

An illustrated talk by Paul Thrush "Seaton Jurassic Centre…200 million years in the making". Entrance donation £1.00 for DA members and £3.00 for non-members.

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Some Plymouth photographers (Plymouth Branch)

13 December 2017 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW
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A talk “Some Plymouth photographers – The Weird and the Wonderful” by Robin Blythe-Lord.

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The Jurassic Coast (S Devon Branch)

14 December 2017 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN
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Free

A talk “The Jurassic Coast and its Hinterland” by Tony Burges. A UNESCO World Heritage Site covering 95 miles and 185 million years of the Devon and Dorset Coast.

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The Ipplepen Archaeological Project (Tavistock Branch)

15 December 2017 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
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“The Ipplepen Archaeological Project: an important Romano-British site”, an illustrated talk by Dr John Davey, Exeter University.

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January 2018

New Year Party (Exeter Branch)

10 January 2018 at 6:00 pm
Devon & Exeter Institution, 7 Cathedral Close
Exeter, Devon EX1 1EZ
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This year’s superior buffet supper by caterers Tea-on-the-Green will be preceded by an amusing, anecdotal talk about Haldon Belvedere by Dr Sue Knox. Booking is required. The Belvedere's staircase (paul dickson)

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From Richmond House to Sidholme (E Devon Branch)

12 January 2018 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
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A talk “From Richmond House to Sidholme” by Dr Nigel Hyman.

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Salt production in the Axe Estuary (Axe Valley Branch)

17 January 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
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£1 - £3

An illustrated talk by Colin Pady: “Salt production in the Axe Estuary”

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19th century life in Torrington (Bideford Branch)

19 January 2018 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
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Dr Hugh Reed “Business, Family Life and Living Conditions in the Torrington Area during the 19th Century”. He will present a picture of life and dramatic changes that occurred over the Victorian era. (Note that…

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