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July 2018

Church Crawl (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 13 July 2018 at 12:00 am

Dr Todd Gray will lead a 'Church Crawl' by minibus featuring churches at Alwington, Atherington and High Bickington. Advance booking arrangements will be essential and numbers limited. Costs and details will be available when…

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October 2018

Identifying Marine Litter using Satellite Technology (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 19 October 2018 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, 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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November 2018

The Amazing Mudges (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 16 November 2018 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

'Zachariah Mudge' (1694–1769) was the first headmaster of Bideford Grammar School. He was also the progenitor of a family of very talented individuals, including a horologist, a composer, a surgeon, a cartographer, an admiral…

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December 2018

A talk by Satish Kumar (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 7 December 2018 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£0.50 – £2

“Reverential ecology, holistic education and voluntary simplicity.” Former Jain monk and long-term peace and environment activist, Satish Kumar will be presenting a talk sharing ideas for real change and in recognition of his commitment…

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January 2019

The Quaternary of Devon (Bideford Branch)

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

Having gained her masters at Cambridge on Quaternary Science, Dr Jenny Bennett will describe events in Devon from the Pleistocene epoch, some 2.5 million years ago onwards.

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February 2019

Conchies in Dartmoor Prison (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 15 February 2019 at 2:00 pm
The Cinema Room, Custom House, 1 Bridgeland St.
Bideford, EX39 2PS

A talk by Simon Dell, Director - Moorland Guides. Conscription began in 1916 and men who refused to fight were known as ‘Conscientious Objectors’ and the derogatory term ‘Conchie’ was born. There were approximately…

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March 2019

Thomas Fowler and his Thermosiphon (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 15 March 2019 at 2:00 pm
The Cinema Room, Custom House, 1 Bridgeland St.
Bideford, EX39 2PS

Born 1777 in Great Torrington, Thomas Fowler was an inventor whose most notable invention was the thermosiphon. This forms the basis of early hot water and central heating systems and a surprising range of…

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Torridge Bridges and SS Freshspring (IA Section & Bideford Branch)

Tue. 26 March 2019 at 10:30 am
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£3 – £5

A talk by Professor Bill Harvey, who is a world expert on masonry arch and tunnel behaviour and the author of a widely-used software package for the analytical assessment of arch bridges and viaducts.…

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April 2019

AGM & President’s Lecture 2019 (Bideford Branch)

Sat. 13 April 2019 at 10:45 am
The Cinema Room, Custom House, 1 Bridgeland St.
Bideford, EX39 2PS
Free

The Branch Annual President’s Lecture followed by AGM and lunch. The Devonshire Association’s 2018-2019 President Dame Suzi Leather presents ‘Exploring Devon’s Social Landscape’ To be followed by the Branch AGM, and lunch at the…

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June 2019

Visit to UK Hardwoods Factory and Farm (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 21 June 2019

Steven and Jo Bedford started seasoning English hardwood in 1979. They now make bespoke rustic English oak and hardwood flooring, beams and lintels from their own woodlands in South Molton. After lunch, there will…

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July 2019

Another church crawl with Todd Gray (Bideford Branch)

Sat. 13 July 2019 at 11:00 am
£10 – £15

This time, we focus on three Grade I listed churches at Braunton, Swimbridge and Marwood. Lunch to be taken at Marwood Gardens. Provisional itinerary and timing (timings and order are subject to change) 11:00…

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September 2019

Visit to Torview Wines, Sheepwash at Harvest (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 20 September 2019
£7.50

Meet at the Half Moon, Sheepwash for an optional lunch. After lunch, meet at Torview Wines, Beara Farm, Sheepwash, Beaworthy EX21 5PB for a tour of the vineyard and winery. Finally, sample some of…

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