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October 2019

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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November 2019

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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December 2019

Charles Kingsley (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 6 December 2019 at 2:00 pm

Biologist Robin Wootton will be talking about Charles Kingsley. Kingsley, author of Westward Ho! was born in Holne 200 years ago and grew up in Clovelly. He supported the work of Darwin, leading scientists…

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January 2020

Eyes along the Coast (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 17 January 2020 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

Martin Wilson presents “Eyes Along the Coast- 25 years of the National Coastwatch Institution”. In 1994 when two fishermen lost their lives off the Cornish coast below a recently closed Coastguard lookout, local people…

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February 2020

A Brief History of Torrington (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 14 February 2020 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

A talk by Dr Hugh Reed.

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March 2020

Benjamin Donn Map Study Day (Bideford Branch)

Sat. 28 March 2020
Torrington Town Hall, High Street
Torrington, Devon EX38 8HN

‘Benjamin Donn 1765 Map of Devon’ Study Day at the newly refurbished Torrington Town Hall. Benjamin Donn or Donne (1729–1798) was an English mathematician. In 1765 he published a remarkably accurate map of Devon,…

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