New to the DA? See lower down this page for some information about us.

Our Annual Conference will be in Launceston

It's unusual for us to hold our Conference outside Devon, but this year we are meeting just over the border in Cornwall from 31 May to 2 June. All welcome: full details here.

Exploring the botany of Soar Mill Cove

Non-members are welcome to join our Botany Section on an exploration of this area of the South Hams coast on Sunday 16 June. See here for full details, including what we hope to find.


Important notice for members

An additional resolution regarding renewal dates for membership has been received for, and will be put to, the AGM at Launceston. See the details here.


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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?

The Devonshire Association organises well over a hundred activities every year 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. Read more...