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September 2018

Spider Identification Workshop (Entomology Section)

Sat. 29 September 2018 at 10:30 am
The Kenn Centre, SX914866
Kennford, Devon

Spiders are our newest order to the Entomology Section (with honorary insect status) and the Devon Recorder, Matt Prince, will lead this practical session on starting to identify spiders. Specimens will be provided as…

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Members’ Luncheon (E Devon Branch)

Sat. 29 September 2018 at 12:30 pm
Belmont Hotel Sidmouth, Devon

To be held at the Belmont Hotel, Sidmouth. Our invited guest, the DA President, Dame Suzi Leather will give a short talk after the meal. Booking is essential using the application form available from…

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October 2018

President’s Symposium, October 2018

Sat. 6 October 2018
Petroc College, Tiverton, Mid Devon Campus, Bolham Road
Tiverton, Devon EX16 6SH United Kingdom

"Back to the Future: the Social Landscape of Devon" To be hosted by our 2018–19 President, Dame Suzie Leather. For full details see the news item or the two-page flyer below. You can also…

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The SHIPS Project (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 10 October 2018 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

 A talk “The SHIPS Project: Shipwrecks and history in Plymouth Sound” by Peter Holt.

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The Country Houses of Devon (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 12 October 2018 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP

A talk 'The Country Houses of Devon' by Hugh Meller.

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Lewtrenchard Manor visit 2 (Buildings Section)

Tue. 16 October 2018 at 10:30 am
Lewtrenchard Manor, near Lewdown
Okehampton, Devon EX20 4PN

A second visit this year to Lewtrenchard Manor, the Forgotten Garden, the Holy Well and St Peter’s Church. Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould (1834–1924), President of the Devonshire Association in 1896, is well known as a…

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DA Forum

Wed. 17 October 2018
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen Street
Exeter, Devon

Six-monthly meeting for Branch and Section representatives. Continuing the Association’s focus on collaboration, this year we are looking at our future relationship with Archives and Museum Services in Devon.

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The Roman Army in Devon, Finds, Fact & Fiction (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 17 October 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

The talk, by John Smith*, is delivered as a "Living History" presentation using nearly two sets of Roman Soldier's equipment, largely copied from artefacts found in Southern England. The talk explains why the Roman Army…

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Identifying Marine Litter using Satellite Technology (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 19 October 2018 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

Jan Jackson of Argans Ltd of Plymouth will describe remote sensing and earth observation techniques acknowledging that Devon is supporting the cutting edge of science and technology.

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Life between the tides (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 19 October 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

An illustrated talk by Dave Herdson.

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Art, illusion and wing patterns of butterflies and moths (Entomology Section)

Sat. 20 October 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Kenn Centre, SX914866
Kennford, Devon

An illustrated talk by Professor Philip Howse. The visual world of animals is very different from ours and insectivores see images in the wings of butterflies and moths that we cannot see unless we…

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Devon Heritage Centre (Buildings Section)

Mon. 22 October 2018 at 10:00 am
Devon Heritage Centre, Great Moor House, Bittern Road
Exeter, Devon EX2 7NL

A visit to the Devon Heritage Centre, the repository of documents relating to Devon. Includes an introduction to the archive and a tour of the building. In the Search Room there will be a…

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