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December 2018

Seabed habitats off South Devon (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 12 December 2018 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk “A natural history of seabed habitats off South Devon” given by Dr Keith Hiscock.

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The Three Hares Project (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 13 December 2018 at 2:15 pm
Council Chamber, Newton Abbot Town Hall, 9 Devon Square
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN

Dr Sue Andrew talks about the enigmatic design of the Three Hares that has links around the world, including its portrayal on seventeen wooden carvings in Devon churches. The intriguing image of three hares running…

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The medieval longbow, truths and legends (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 14 December 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

A demonstration with artefacts by Chris Thomas. The true story behind the nature, use and some of the science behind this famous but frequently misunderstood or misrepresented part of history, and those who used…

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Carthorses to Computers (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 19 December 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

An illustrated talk by Colin Pady* on the incredible development of farming in East Devon in the twentieth century. Entrance donation £1.00 for DA members and £3.00 for non-members. * Colin needs no introduction…

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January 2019

Norman Lockyer and his Observatory (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 11 January 2019 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP

A talk 'Norman Lockyer and his Observatory' by David Strange.

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Rural Electrification in Devon (IA Section)

Wed. 16 January 2019 at 10:30 am
Thorverton Memorial Hall, Silver Street
Thorverton, Devon EX5 5LT
£3 – £5

A talk by Bill Nichols. £3.00 for DA members, £5.00 for non-members. No limit on numbers.

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A Miscellany of Little Known Facts about Churches (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 16 January 2019 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

An illustrated talk by Martin Horrell* which will mention such things as Ogham Script, Apotropaic Symbols and Sheila-na-gigs as well as Hunkey Punks, all of which can be seen in churches in Devon or…

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New Year Party 2019 (Exeter Branch)

Wed. 16 January 2019 at 6:00 pm
Devon & Exeter Institution, 7 Cathedral Close
Exeter, Devon EX1 1EZ
£16

An excellent buffet supper by caterers Tea-on-the-Green will be preceded by a talk by Dr Philip Wickham of Exeter University on The story of moving images: an introduction to the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum.…

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The Quaternary of Devon (Bideford Branch)

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

Having gained her masters at Cambridge on Quaternary Science, Dr Jenny Bennett will describe events in Devon from the Pleistocene epoch, some, 2.5 million years ago onwards.

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Social evening 2019 (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 18 January 2019 at 7:00 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

This year's social evening will be in the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress of Tavistock, Cllr Paul and Mrs Jane Ward, who are both members of the Devonshire Association. Joint speakers John Mather…

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AGM (Entomology Section)

Sat. 19 January 2019 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

The AGM will be followed by ‘Moths to the flame – eyes, light, decline’, an illustrated talk by Dr Adrian Spalding on how light affects our nocturnal Lepidoptera.

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February 2019

Conchies in Dartmoor Prison (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 8 February 2019 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

A talk by Simon Dell, Director - Moorland Guides. Conscription began in 1916 and men who refused to fight were known as ‘Conscientious Objectors’ and the derogatory term ‘Conchie’ was born. There were approximately…

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