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Back to the Future: the Social Landscape of Devon

Our 2018 Symposium hosted by Dame Suzi Leather will be held in Tiverton on 6 October. See the full details.

The people of the DA

W. G. Hoskins, President of the Devonshire Association in 1978

Professor W. G. Hoskins
President of the DA in 1978

See our new section dedicated to the people who have made the DA what it is.


Learn about historic churches in the Teign Valley

South Devon Branch invites you on a visit to Christow, Doddiscombsleigh and Higher Ashton churches on 6 September. See the full details.

Explore the industrial archaeology of the Hayle area

Join our IA Section in an exploration of some of the World Heritage industrial sites in this part of Cornwall. 17 to 19 September. See full details.


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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...