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June 2023

Below Dartmoor: the prehistoric landscape of lowland Devon

Tue. 20 June 2023 at 7:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)

A Zoom talk presented by Win Scutt – Senior Properties Curator (West) English Heritage. Win’s role at English Heritage involves the conservation and research of many of the 120 monuments in his ‘patch’, most…

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September 2023

2023 Annual Conference

Fri. 8 September 2023 - Sat. 9 September 2023
The Mint Methodist Centre, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT

Our 2023 Annual Conference takes place at The Mint Methodist Centre, Exeter on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September. For full details see the Conference main page. Booking closed on 31 August.

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Devon in the 1920s: Building a new understanding of our past

Tue. 19 September 2023 at 7:00 pm
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A Zoom talk presented by Julia Neville – Devon in the 1920s Project Manager and Honorary Research Fellow at Exeter University. Julia Neville’s special interest is in the history of social change in the…

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October 2023

Rescuing Ruins – the work of The Landmark Trust

Tue. 17 October 2023 at 7:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free – £2.50

A Zoom talk presented by Alastair Dick-Cleland – Project Development Manager for the Landmark Trust. Alastair Dick-Cleland is a building surveyor with over 25 years’ experience of working for the Landmark Trust. He changed…

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November 2023

Manuscript Maps of Devon

Tue. 21 November 2023 at 7:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free – £2.50

A Zoom talk presented by Todd Gray MBE – Historian and Author. Dr Todd Gray was born in New England, USA and first visited Devon on a school trip in 1973. After his first…

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December 2023

Christmas in the Caves

Tue. 12 December 2023 at 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Kents Cavern, Cavern House, Ilsham Road,
Torquay, Devon TQ1 2JF

The Devonshire Association presents Christmas in the Caves on Tuesday 12 December 2023 from 5:45pm at Kents Cavern, Torquay This is a special event for members of The Devonshire Association and their friends and…

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January 2024

Barnstaple’s Victorian criminal underclass: Prison photographs 1867-77

Tue. 9 January 2024 at 7:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free – £2.50

A Zoom talk presented by Sadrudin Bhanji – collector, amateur local historian and author. Sadru Bhanji is a former medical practitioner who took up a post in Devon in 1977 and has lived in…

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Sabine Baring-Gould: One hundred years on

Tue. 23 January 2024 at 7:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free – £2.50

A Zoom talk presented by Martin Graebe – researcher and author. Martin Graebe is a researcher and writer about traditional song and song collectors. His book about the antiquarian and folk song collector Sabine…

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February 2024

Of making many books there is no end: Devon bibliography past present and future

Tue. 20 February 2024 at 7:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free – £2.50

A Zoom talk presented by Ian Maxted – book historian and bibliographer. Ian Maxted was Devon's Local Studies Librarian, based in the Westcountry Studies Library, from 1977 to 2015 and has compiled the Devon…

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March 2024

Wildfires, phenology and fire weather in the South and South West

Tue. 19 March 2024 at 7:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free – £2.50

A Zoom talk presented by Professor Claire Belcher – WildFIRE Laboratory, Department of Geography, Exeter University Claire Belcher graduated from Royal Holloway University of London with degrees in Geology. After fellowships at University College…

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April 2024

Putting the N back into the NMA – the journey from NMA to OCT

Tue. 16 April 2024 at 7:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free – £2.50

A Zoom talk presented by Roger Maslin – CEO of The Ocean Conservation Trust Roger Maslin has been the CEO of the Ocean Conservation Trust (OCT) for seven years, following 30+ years in the…

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May 2024

President’s Symposium, May 2024

Sat. 11 May 2024
Petroc College, Mid Devon Campus, Bolham Road
Tiverton, Devon EX16 6SH United Kingdom

Our 2024 Symposium will be hosted by our president Jenny Pery, on Saturday 11 May 2024. Full details are on the dedicated Symposium page.

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