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April 2021

The Natural History of Butterflies and Moths (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 15 April 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing This talk, with a Devon focus, will be given by Barry Henwood, who is a national expert on moths and their larvae and is the Devon county…

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Reconstruction Drawings (Buildings Section)

Fri. 16 April 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing   Richard Parker of Historic Building Recording and Interpretation will give a talk entitled “Reconstruction Drawings: Interpreting the past in smears and scratches”. Reconstruction drawings are an…

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The Ship (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 16 April 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Geri Parlby about a recent discovery painted on the side wall of a shop in Market Street, Tavistock of what appears to be a…

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How to fill a fault (Geology Section)

Sat. 17 April 2021 at 10:30 am
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Full title: “How to fill a fault: insights into the nature and significance of rift-related fissure fill networks in the fractured carbonates of Tor Bay”. A talk…

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Devon Tollhouses Lost and Found (IA Section)

Wed. 21 April 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Full title: “Devon Tollhouses Lost and Found – how new information challenges what we thought we knew”. A talk by Dr John Kanefsky. Important notes If you…

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An introduction to Mosses and Liverworts (Botany Section)

Mon. 26 April 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk: An introduction to the world of mosses and liverworts by Tim Purches, Secretary of the Botany Section. All are welcome, members or not. Important notes…

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An interview with Dr Ian Mortimer (Lit & Art Section)

Thu. 29 April 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing “History and writing history: an interview”. With Dr Ian Mortimer, historian, poet and author of many books including the ‘Time Travellers’ series. Important notes If you would…

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May 2021

Iron ore mining in Devon and W. Somerset (IA Section)

Sat. 8 May 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Full title: “Iron ore mining in Devon and West Somerset and its links with the South Wales iron and steel industry”. A talk by Dr Mick Atkinson.…

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Estuarine foraminifera and metal pollution (Geology Section)

Sat. 15 May 2021 at 10:30 am
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Full title: “Estuarine foraminifera from Marine Conservation Zones in South-West England: impact of metal pollution in a mining heritage area”. A talk by Professor Malcolm Hart. Important…

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The Rolle Canal in North Devon (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 21 May 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Adrian Wills entitled "Devon's lost waterway - The Rolle Canal in North Devon". Adrian and his wife are founder members of the Rolle Canal…

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Music In The Westcountry (Music Section)

Sun. 23 May 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Dr Stephen Banfield will give us some Devon context drawn from his recent book "Music In The Westcountry: Social and Cultural History Across an English Region". Important…

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Talk: Harland & Wolff (Appledore) and AGM 2021 (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 28 May 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

Postponed from 9 April due to unforeseen business reasons. To be held by Zoom video conferencing John Wood, CEO of InfraStrata will be talking about Harland & Wolff (Appledore). He sees “Appledore playing a…

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