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Colour and Form: our 2024 Symposium

Midnight Sun I by Jenny Pery

Join us for our Symposium “Colour and Form: Unique Insights into Devon’s Art and Practice” to be hosted by our President Jenny Pery at Petroc College, Tiverton on 11 May 2024. See this page for full details and how to book.

Monthly Zoom talks
– open to all

Our series of monthly online talks given by noted speakers is open to all, subject to booking. See this page for what's coming up (includes our other major events too).

The Devonshire Dialect Dictionary

The “DDD”, compiled by Geoffrey Dearson, is a major addition to the body of Devon's dialect recording. It is available exclusively on our website. See it here.


For the latest updates check out Notices and Events news

About us

The Devonshire Association (DA) was founded in 1862 and is now an educational charity dedicated to the study and appreciation of all matters relating to the county of Devon in south-west England. It is the only society concerned with every aspect of Devon and is the only one of its kind in Britain. Read more...

What's on?

Every year, The Devonshire Association organises well over a hundred activities throughout Devon: talks, excursions, training sessions and annual Conferences and Symposia. Many of these events are open to non-members. Read more...

Join us

If you are not yet a member of the Association, why not join us, for a modest annual subscription? You will learn more about Devon each year and may even contribute to our knowledge of this fascinating county. You can now join online – read more...