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July 2018

Visit to Bampton & the Heritage Centre (History Section)

18 July 2018 at 2:30 pm
Bampton Heritage Centre, St Michael and All Angels Church
Bampton, Devon
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£3 - £5

Presentations, talks and video relating to the history of Bampton. For full details and a booking form see the two-page flyer below.

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September 2018

Devon Rural Archive Study Day (History Section)

11 September 2018 at 11:00 am
Devon Rural Archive, Modbury, Shilstone
Modbury, Devon PL21 0TW

A visit to the Devon Rural Archive, Shilstone, Modbury. 11:00 Members begin to arrive and enjoy morning coffee in the exhibition gallery 11:30 Introduction to the DRA 12:30 Sandwich Lunch with tea and coffee…

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Hemerdon Mine (Tavistock Branch)

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

An illustrated talk about Hemerdon Mine (recently re-opened as Drakelands Mine), the tungsten and tin mine near Plympton.

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Annual Lunch (Exeter Branch)

19 September 2018 at 12:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, Devon EX2 7AE

The lunch will be preceded by a presentation by DA President Dame Suzi Leather (subject to be agreed). Booking is required. Photo of Exeter Golf & Country Club by Tony Buller

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Poems on Paving Stones. The Exeter Cathedral Yard inscriptions (Lit & Art Section)

22 September 2018 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

Sally Hollings and Prue Nichols will discuss and read from the poems, extracts from which are engraved in the paving of the Cathedral close. You may wish to visit these some time before the talk…

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Members’ Luncheon (E Devon Branch)

29 September 2018 at 12:30 pm
Belmont Hotel Sidmouth, Devon

To be held at the Belmont Hotel, Sidmouth. Our invited guest, the DA President, Dame Suzi Leather will give a short talk after the meal. Booking is essential using the application form available from…

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October 2018

President’s Symposium, October 2018

6 October 2018
Petroc College, Tiverton, Mid Devon Campus, Bolham Road
Tiverton, Devon EX16 6SH United Kingdom

"Back to the Future: the Social Landscape of Devon" To be hosted by our 2018–19 President, Dame Suzie Leather. For full details see the news item or the two-page flyer below. You can also…

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The SHIPS Project (Plymouth Branch)

10 October 2018 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

 A talk “The SHIPS Project: Shipwrecks and history in Plymouth Sound” by Peter Holt.

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The Country Houses of Devon (E Devon Branch)

12 October 2018 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP

A talk 'The Country Houses of Devon' by Hugh Meller.

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Life between the tides (Tavistock Branch)

19 October 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

An illustrated talk by Dave Herdson.

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Art, illusion and wing patterns of butterflies and moths (Entomology Section)

20 October 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Kenn Centre, SX914866
Kennford, Devon

An illustrated talk by Professor Philip Howse. The visual world of animals is very different from ours and insectivores see images in the wings of butterflies and moths that we cannot see unless we…

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November 2018

The Conchies 1917–1918 (E Devon Branch)

2 November 2018 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP

A talk 'The Conchies 1917–1918 – the Conscientious Objectors at Dartmoor Prison during WW1' by Simon Dell.

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