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October 2019

Plymouth Sound National Marine Park (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 9 October 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk: Plymouth Sound National Marine Park by Dr Simon Pittman. This is the UK's first National Marine Park.

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Climate change (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 11 October 2019 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

In association with Sidmouth Science Festival, a talk 'Climate Change: A defining challenge for the 21st Century' by Dame Julia Slingo FRS. DA members £2. Visitors £3.

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The Water Vole Project (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 16 October 2019 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

A talk “The Water Vole Project at Seaton Wetlands” by James Chubb. This exciting project will see a phased release of water voles at Seaton Wetlands, into prime habitat suitable for them to thrive.…

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Visit to the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum (Exeter Branch)

Fri. 18 October 2019 at 2:00 pm
University of Exeter, Streatham Campus Exeter, Devon EX4 4QJ

Our final event in the 2019 programme is a free guided tour of the University of Exeter’s Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, which is both an accredited museum and an academic research facility. Of the…

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The Hunt for the Bushmaster (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 18 October 2019 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

A talk by Dan Eatherley, naturalist, writer and environmental consultant. Dan is former wildlife filmmaker and the Exeter-based author of Bushmaster: Raymond Ditmars and the Hunt for the Bushmaster, the World’s Largest Viper. He…

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Dartmoor Boundaries (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 18 October 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Richard Horsham will give an illustrated talk on Dartmoor Boundaries – stones, walls, fences, hedges – their history and construction.

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November 2019

Dartmoor – A Celebration (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 8 November 2019 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£3 – £5

A celebratory meeting to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Branch with a talk 'Dartmoor - A celebration of its people, places and wildlife' by Andrew Cooper. Admission by ticket £3…

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From Druids to Drones (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 13 November 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk From Druids to Drones: a history of Dartmoor archaeology by Andrew Thompson. From prehistoric stone rows and roundhouses to 20th-century quarries and firing ranges, Dartmoor is one of Europe's richest archaeological landscapes.…

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17th-century Medicine (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 15 November 2019 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

Christopher Braund will be talking about medicine of the 17th century. He is a renowned historian and Chair of the Braund Society and President of the Devon Family History Society and family roots in…

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Between the Tides (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 15 November 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Doug Herdson will give a talk entitled "Between the Tides".

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From Beer to Brisbane and Back (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 20 November 2019 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

A talk “From Beer to Brisbane and Back” by Peter Dare. Peter was born in Beer and went to school in Axminster. In 1956 he became an apprentice at Beer Quarry. The quarry closed…

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The building of Exeter Cathedral (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 November 2019 at 2:15 pm
Room F3, Newton Abbot Library, Passmore Edwards Building, Market St.
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ

John Allan, DA's President 2019–20, will give an illustrated talk about the cathedral for which he has been consultant archaeologist since 1990. Note our new venue for this season's talks.

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