Category: Highlights

Report of the Council (1863)

Comparing this first report produced by the DA with recent conference reports, we can see that although things are now on a larger scale, the framework of what we do at our conferences was...

155th Annual Conference, Buckfast 2017

The Devonshire Association’s 155th Annual Conference and AGM was held at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre from Friday to Sunday, 2–4 June 2017. Friday afternoon included presentations on the Distinctiveness of Buckfastleigh by the DA Sections...

President’s Walk & Talk, 12–22 May 2017

DA’s former President, Dr Todd Gray, walked from Lyme Regis to Hartland over eleven days in mid-May 2017 stopping overnight in towns and villages to give a talk promoting The Devonshire Association. He invited...

An old photo of some fishermen and salted cod

The Devon–Newfoundland Story, April 2017

The Devon–Newfoundland Story celebrated historical and cultural connections. Organised by the Devonshire Association working with the Devon Family History Society, it marked nearly 500 years of contact and interaction between the two communities. Devon...

President’s Symposium, October 2016

Historians, their Manuscripts, and the Creation of History. On 1 October, a sell-out audience flocked to Petroc College,Tiverton, for Dr Todd Gray’s Presidential Symposium entitled Historians, their manuscripts and the creation of history. The event...

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...