Category: News

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...

Tony Beard’s Thanksgiving Service

The Association was well represented among nearly a thousand friends who attended Tony Beard’s Thanksgiving at Exeter cathedral on the 28th January 2017. It was in every way a fitting tribute to a much...

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...