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November 2022

Tickets for the Ark: the ethics of wildlife conservation (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 30 November 2022 at 7:00 pm
Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, University of Plymouth
Plymouth, Devon
Free

A talk by ecologist and author Rebecca Nesbit. Our planet hasn't seen the current rate of extinction since the demise of the dinosaurs, but with limited resources for conservation we can't save everything. Rebecca…

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December 2022

The Tudor Cattewater wreck (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 14 December 2022 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW
Free

A talk by Martin Read (Maritime Archaeologist, University of Plymouth) about The Tudor Cattewater wreck: research and reinterpretation.  

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January 2023

AGM 2023 and members’ presentations (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 11 January 2023 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW
Free

Branch Annual General Meeting and members' presentations. Members are invited to bring digital images, exhibits, mini-talks etc (offers to the Secretary in advance please).  

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February 2023

Plymouth Mechanics’ Institute (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 8 February 2023 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW
Free

This lecture – full title: “Education, enlightenment and entertainment: Plymouth Mechanics' Institute 1825 -1899” – will be given by Owen Ryles, Chief Executive of the Plymouth Athenaeum. Mechanics' institutes were established in all major…

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March 2023

Fouracre and Son, stained glass makers (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 8 March 2023 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW
Free

A talk by local historian Graham Naylor on Fouracre & Son, stained glass makers of Stonehouse, Plymouth.  

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April 2023

Plymouth’s Mill Prison (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 19 April 2023 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW
Free

A talk by Barbie Thompson: "Plymouth's Mill Prison: a century of captives and captors". This replaces the previously planned talk for this date: The Battle for Buckland Abbey: Grenvilles versus Drakes, which had to…

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September 2023

Visit to The Box (Plymouth Branch)

Sun. 24 September 2023 at 1:30 pm
The Box Plymouth, Devon
Free

An opportunity to join a senior archivist for a look behind the scenes and hear how collections are managed and maintained; also to discover more about why it was decided to bring some of…

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October 2023

The age of improvement: the Duke of Bedford’s Estate in the 19th century (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 11 October 2023 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW
Free

A talk by Andrew Thompson.

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November 2023

Reverend Bray’s bardic boulders – sermons in stone (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 8 November 2023 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW
Free

A talk by Simon Dell, MBE. Lying in the Cowsic valley below Beardown Farm, within the private land of the farm and off the beaten track of any public footpath is a Dartmoor curiosity…

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December 2023

Rachel Evans of Tavistock (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 13 December 2023 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW
Free

A talk by John Hudswell, full title “Rachel Evans of Tavistock (1812-1883): author, poet and teacher”. 1846 saw the publication of Tavistock's first guide book, Home Scenes by Rachel Evans. Part descriptive and part…

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January 2024

AGM 2024 and members’ presentations (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 10 January 2024 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW
Free

Branch Annual General Meeting and members' presentations. Members are invited to bring digital images, exhibits, mini-talks etc (offers to the Secretary in advance please).

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February 2024

Cancelled – Victorian Devonport (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 14 February 2024 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW
Free

A talk by Graham Naylor. Cancelled at short notice due to the indisposition of the speaker. We hope to rearrange the talk for later in the year.

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