Category: Highlights

A New Flora of Devon

2016 Book launch of A New Flora of Devon by DA Botany Section members Roger Smith, Bob Hodgson and Jeremy Ison. Running to almost 850 pages, this monumental work is an absolute triumph of...

154th Annual Conference, Cullompton 2016

The Association’s 154th Annual Conference and AGM was held over three days commencing Friday 3 June 2016 at the Padbrook Park Hotel, Cullompton. This modern building, part of a golf and country club complex, provided...

President’s Symposium, April 2016

Science Meets Art – Aspects of 175 Years of Photography in Devon. Tom Greeves’s Symposium was held at Petroc College, Tiverton, on 9 April 2016. In addition to an excellent array of speakers, the...

153rd Annual Conference, Tavistock 2015

The Devonshire Association’s 153rd Annual Conference and AGM was held over three days, commencing Friday 5 June, at the Bedford Hotel in the centre of Tavistock, attended in whole or in part by 115...

President’s Symposium, April 2015

Devon’s Potential Energy Budget — 2030 The topics of recent Presidents’ Symposia have generally sounded ‘comfortable’ – seaside, churches, the inspiration of Devon, wildlife and health. Chris Cornford’s 2015 Symposium, held at the Mint...

152nd Annual Conference, Barnstaple 2014

The Devonshire Association’s 152nd Annual Conference and AGM (6–8 June 2014) was held in the Conference Suite of The Park Hotel, Barnstaple. Over three days some 104 delegates attended to listen to presentations on a...

President’s Symposium, April 2014

Devon – Wild Wealth and Human Health. A major benefit of the DA’s uniquely eclectic approach has always been the range of special expertise in its Presidents and hence, in recent years, of the...

151st Annual Conference, Kingsbridge 2013

The Devonshire Association’s 151st conference and annual general meeting (7-9 June, 2013) was held in Kingsbridge. It was a friendly and sociable affair which was enhanced by the unusually kind weather we had. It started in...

President’s Symposium, April 2013

The Inspiration of Devon. The outstandingly successful 2013 presidential symposium was conceived by The Reverend Peter Beacham OBE. Over 150 delegates attended the event at the Mint Methodist Church Centre in Exeter on Saturday...