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Cancelled: The Three Hares and AGM (Exeter Branch)

Wed. 18 March 2020 at 2:30 pm

£3 – £3.50

Three Hares on a roof boss in South Tawton Church, Devon. Photo: Susan AndrewPlease note that this event has been cancelled as a precautionary measure against the anticipated spread of the coronavirus. See latest updates on our dedicated page.

Dr Sue Andrew has long been captivated by the enigmatic motif of three hares carved into oak bosses in 15th century Devon churches. The hares are arranged in a triangle, and although only three ears are depicted, each hare appears to have two of them. Similar motifs have been discovered in 6th century Buddhist cave temples on the margins of China’s Gobi desert.

In 2000, she teamed up with former DA President Dr Tom Greeves and photographer Chris Chapman to document and photograph all known examples. This culminated in a lavishly illustrated book published in 2016, entitled The Three Hares: A Curiosity Worth Regarding (Skerryvore Productions, ISBN 978-0-9931039-2-6).

Dr Andrew’s talk on this intriguing cross-cultural, trans-continental phenomenon will be preceded by a brief Annual General Meeting.

Entrance fee, includes tea and biscuits: DA members £3, non-members £3.50.


Wed. 18 March 2020
2:30 pm
£3 – £3.50
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Tony Buller
01392 217538


The Mint Methodist Centre
Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT