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June 2019

Visit to Sampford Courtenay (Buildings Section)

Thu. 20 June 2019 at 10:30 am
£10

Professor Mark Stoyle will give a talk in the village hall on The Western Rebellion of 1549. After a picnic lunch, at St Andrew’s church Dr Sue Andrew will discuss the medieval church and…

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September 2019

Beetle ID Workshop 1 (Entomology Section)

Sat. 14 September 2019 at 10:30 am
The Kenn Centre, SX 914 866
Kennford, Devon

This beetle identification workshop will focus on Carabidae. The Coleoptera are a huge order with over 4,000 species occurring in the UK but the Carabidae or Ground Beetles are much more manageable with only…

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Annual Lunch 2019 (Exeter & E Devon Branches)

Wed. 18 September 2019 at 12:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, Devon EX2 7AE

This year Exeter and East Devon Branches have jointly organised an annual lunch. After Exeter Branch's brief AGM,  DA President John Allan will give a talk to all present. The lunch will follow. Price…

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An afternoon of poetry and music (Lit & Art and Music Sections)

Sat. 21 September 2019 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

An afternoon of poetry and music, with James Turner, poet, and Ric White, flute, saxophone, keyboard and electronics.

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October 2019

President’s Symposium, October 2019

Sat. 5 October 2019
Petroc College, Tiverton, Mid Devon Campus, Bolham Road
Tiverton, Devon EX16 6SH United Kingdom

Our 2019 Symposium will be hosted by John Allan, who will then be our President. The topic will be Exeter Cathedral. For details, including how to book, see the dedicated Symposium page.  

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Plymouth Marine Park (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 9 October 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk "Plymouth Marine Park: the UK's first Marine National Park" by Dr Simon Pittman.

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Climate change (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 11 October 2019 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

In association with Sidmouth Science Festival, a talk 'Climate Change: A defining challenge for the 21st Century' by Dame Julia Slingo FRS. DA members £2. Visitors £3.

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The Hunt for the Bushmaster (Bideford Branch)

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

A talk by Dan Eatherley, naturalist, writer and environmental consultant. Dan is former wildlife filmmaker and the Exeter-based author of Bushmaster: Raymond Ditmars and the Hunt for the Bushmaster, the World’s Largest Viper. He…

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Gills, tails and sexual orgies (Entomology Section)

Sat. 26 October 2019

An illustrated talk by Robin Wootton entitled "Gills,tails and sexual orgies: the fascinating Mayflies". The Ephemeroptera rarely feature in our programmes but Robin seeks to right this omission and give us an insight into…

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November 2019

Crediton Buildings and 2019 AGM (Buildings Section)

Sat. 2 November 2019 at 10:00 am
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£8

A talk by local historian, John Heal, entitled "Serges, Fires, and a Map", followed by the Section AGM. In the afternoon, a choice of guided tours around two of the most significant buildings in…

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Dartmoor – A Celebration (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 8 November 2019 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£3 – £5

A celebratory meeting to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Branch with a talk 'Dartmoor - A celebration of its people, places and wildlife' by Andrew Cooper. Admission by ticket £3…

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Book binding (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 9 November 2019 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

A talk and demonstration by Rebecca Newman of book binding, restoration and conservation.  

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