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May 2019

Dartmoor – a wild and wondrous region (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 11 May 2019 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

An illustrated talk by Peter Mason.

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Dawlish Warren Day (Exeter & S Devon Branches)

Tue. 14 May 2019 at 10:00 am
Langstone Cliff Hotel, Mount Pleasant Road
Dawlish Warren, Devon EX7 0NA
£10 – £12

A joint Exeter Branch and South Devon Branch arrangement Dawlish Warren Day will be a celebration of the magnificent, multi-designated and intensively studied sand spit at the mouth of the Exe Estuary. The morning…

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2019 Annual Conference

Fri. 31 May 2019 - Sun. 2 June 2019

Our 2019 Conference will be held in Launceston, just over the border in Cornwall. We last met there in 1909. You can see full details on the dedicated Conference page. Full details and a…

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June 2019

Glacial History of Wales & SW England (Geology Section)

Sat. 8 June 2019 at 10:30 am
Teign Heritage Centre, Teignmouth, 29 French Street
Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8ST United Kingdom

A lecture by Professor Phil Hughes (University of Manchester).

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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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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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