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November 2022

The Bideford and District Community Archive (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 18 November 2022 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£2 – £4

A talk by Kate Harrison, who writes “I have used local archives all my life. In the first instance I used them as part of my degree, and then to provide resources for my…

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The Secret world of the undergrowth (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 18 November 2022 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
£2 – £3

A talk by John Walters, wildlife photographer and ecology consultant. After a fascinating and colourful talk about “Devon Wildlife, Shore to Moor” last year, John Walters will return to talk further about some of…

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Talk and AGM 2022 (Tavistock Branch)

Sat. 26 November 2022 at 2:00 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Professor John Mather, PhD, DSc, FGS, CGeol., the President of the Devonshire Association, will give a talk at 2pm, followed by the Branch AGM. There will be an opportunity to meet John and fellow…

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December 2022

Devon’s Railway Heritage (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 2 December 2022 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

An illustrated talk by Robert Hesketh. DA members £2, non-members £3.

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Jurassic Calamari (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 15 December 2022 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
£2 – £4

A talk ‘Jurassic calamari: new research on fossil squid-like cephalopods from the Wessex basin’ to be given by Malcolm Hart (Emeritus Professor, Plymouth University). Belemnotheutis. Image contributed by Prof. Malcolm Hart. DA members £2,…

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The SWEEP Project (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 16 December 2022 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

SWEEP: South West Partnership for Environment and Economic Prosperity In an online presentation via Zoom, Professor Ian Bateman, Exeter University, will discuss the SWEEP project that aims to deliver economic and community benefits to…

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January 2023

AGM 2023 (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 19 January 2023 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
Free

Branch Annual General Meeting and Quiz, followed by a tea. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.

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Traditional songs of Bideford (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 20 January 2023 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£2 – £4

A talk by Marilyn Tucker and Paul Wilson from Wren Music. This talk will be illustrated by the traditional songs of Bideford, with reference to its cultural and musical links with Newfoundland. Paul and…

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Annual social event (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 20 January 2023 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Our Branch annual social event together with ‘Wild Works’, a recorded and illustrated talk by Marc Hoskins, CNC Engraving and Signage Specialist. It will be three years since our last social evening! It will…

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February 2023

A talk, to be advised (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 16 February 2023 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
£2 – £4

The speaker we had arranged for this slot cannot now give the talk. We are arranging an alternative and details will be provided as soon as they are available. DA members £2, non-members £4.

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Three years at Marwood (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 17 February 2023 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£2 – £4

A talk by Matthew Brewer who writes “I have been Head Gardener at Marwood Hill Gardens since 2019. I shall be talking about the complexities of running a 20 acre garden through both its…

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They Sailed Away (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 17 February 2023 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
£2 – £3

A talk, “‘They sailed away’: Devonians who left for another life abroad.” A fascinating account of travels and adventures to be given by Dr Stuart Windsor of the Devon Family History Society. DA members…

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