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September 2021

Ethics in Media Medicine (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 17 September 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. Dr Lucy Obolensky will give a talk entitled “Ethics in Media Medicine, working on the Blue Planet series and Global Health”. Important notes To join this meeting…

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A guided walk around Lydford (Tavistock Branch)

Mon. 27 September 2021 at 11:15 am
Castle Inn Lydford, Devon EX20 4BH
£5

Announcing a guided walk around Lydford: the Saxon town defences, Norman earthworks, castle and church. Lydford has a remarkable history much of which is still evident on the ground. This visit will explore the…

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October 2021

AGM 2021 (Tavistock Branch)

Sat. 2 October 2021 at 2:00 pm
Tavistock Guildhall Tavistock, Devon PL19 0AE
Free

Tavistock and West Devon Branch Annual General Meeting The Tavistock and West Devon Branch of The Devonshire Association invites all Branch members to its Annual General Meeting, to be held in Tavistock Guildhall at…

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The History of Cartoons (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 15 October 2021 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Professor Ian Barclay will give a talk entitled "The History of Cartoons, the social impact on society from ancient cave art to modern media". Please note that whilst it is hoped that the Branch…

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November 2021

Our Crumbling Coastline (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 19 November 2021 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Kajal Donavan will give a talk entitled "Our crumbling coastline, the need to protect our coastline and why rock armour is the preferred option". Please note that whilst it is hoped that the Branch…

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December 2021

Devon’s Wildlife, Shore to Moor (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 10 December 2021 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

John Walters will give a talk entitled "Shore to Moor, an overall view on wildlife as seen by a wildlife photographer and ecology consultant". The talk will use photographs and field sketches to explore…

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January 2022

Cancelled: Charcoal Burning and Stave Basket Making (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 21 January 2022
Online, (see text for details)

In light of the continuing Covid situation the Branch Committee has cancelled the scheduled meeting on Friday 21st January. The intention was to show two 35-minute videos based on the work of the heritage…

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February 2022

How to Look at Devon’s Heraldry (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 18 February 2022 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Dr David Oates: How to Look at Devon's Heraldry Heraldic designs and coats of arms are a common sight in our streets, churches and…

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March 2022

Ben Mee: I Bought a Zoo (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 18 March 2022 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

A talk by Ben Mee, owner of Dartmoor Zoological Park, a zoo situated north of the village of Sparkwell on the south-west edge of Dartmoor. In 2007, Ben wrote a book called We bought…

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April 2022

What tree rings can tell us of Devon’s buildings (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 29 April 2022 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “What tree rings can tell us of Devon’s buildings”  by Dr Andy Moir, dendrologist. The development of dating techniques using tree rings now provides valuable…

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May 2022

19th Century Field-Names of Bridestowe Parish (History Section)

Thu. 5 May 2022 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “19th Century Field-Names of Bridestowe Parish” by Ellen Chaplin (School of English, Nottingham University). This will be a joint event with Tavistock and West Devon…

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Visit to Cotehele (Tavistock Branch)

Mon. 9 May 2022 at 9:30 am
Cotehele House, St Dominick
Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6TA
£5

A behind-the-scenes tour of Cotehele House. Cotehele was the ancestral home of the Edgcumbe family. The Tudor house, with later additions, is set high above the River Tamar and reflects the family’s tastes in…

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