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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 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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January 2018

AGM 2018 (Geology Section)

20 January 2018 at 10:30 am
Torquay Museum, 529 Babbacombe Road
Torquay, Devon TQ1 1HG
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AGM followed by a joint meeting with the Torquay Museum Society at 11.30am. A talk 'Rocks, Running & Rings – geology and an enthusiast - a personal story’ by John Bailey (DA Geology incoming…

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AGM 2018 (Entomology Section)

20 January 2018 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, east of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
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AGM. Followed by: “The Horrid Ground Weaver”, an illustrated talk by John Walters.

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AGM 2018 (History Section)

29 January 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT
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AGM and presentations on the Place Names Project and latest updates on the Nutwell Project. Speakers Derek Smithers and John Whitton (Place Name Project), Charity Scott Stokes (Nutwell Project).

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February 2018

AGM 2018 (Botany Section)

3 February 2018 at 11:00 am

AGM at Thorverton Memorial Hall, Silver Street, Thorverton (SS926020), followed in the afternoon by a walk to look at lichens and bryophytes, and a slide show.

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AGM 2018 (Lit & Art Section)

3 February 2018 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, east of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
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AGM. Further details to be announced.

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AGM 2018 (IA Section)

8 February 2018 at 10:30 am
Victory Hall, Broadclyst Broadclyst, Devon EX5 3EE + Google Map
£3 - £5

Section AGM. “Devon Industries in the 1860s”. Mick Atkinson will present an overview of the industries which were active in Devon in the mid C19th. DA Members £3/non members £5.

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March 2018

Devon’s Micaceous Haematite Mines (IA Section)

14 March 2018 at 11:00 am
Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AL + Google Map
£3 - £5

This talk by Tony Brooks will focus on the mining techniques and use of this distinctive form of iron ore, with particular reference to the Great Rock and Kelly mines. DA Members £3/non members…

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The Fursdon Estate (History Section)

18 March 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT
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“How the Main Roles that I have played have related to the continuation of the Fursdon Estate” talk by David Fursdon, HM Lord Lieutenant of Devon.

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May 2018

Outing to Sampford Courtenay (History Section)

15 May 2018 at 10:30 am

(Provisional). Annual Visit - Outing to Sampford Courtenay, noted as the start and end point of the Prayerbook Rebellion. A talk on the history of the village, including the permanent Prayerbook Rebellion exhibition in…

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July 2018

The history of the village of Bampton (History Section)

18 July 2018 at 2:30 pm
Bampton Heritage Centre, St Michael and All Angels Church
Bampton, Devon
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Details to follow.

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