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September 2022

2022 Annual Conference

Fri. 2 September 2022 - Sun. 4 September 2022

We plan to hold our 2022 Annual Conference and AGM at the Royal Hotel in Bideford from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th of September. Further details will appear here and on the conference main…

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Annual lunch (Exeter & E Devon Branches)

Wed. 14 September 2022 at 12:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, Devon EX2 7AE

Our Branch annual lunch at the Exeter Golf & Country Club will be preceded by a talk by DA President Professor John Mather (title to be announced). Members of the East Devon Branch have…

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October 2022

The Colour and Optics of Insect Wings (Entomology Section)

Sat. 8 October 2022 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

An illustrated talk by Peter Vukusic. Peter is the Professor of BioPhotonics at the School of Physics at Exeter University and he will talk to us about the fascinating work he has been doing…

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Art in Elizabethan Devon (Exeter Branch)

Wed. 12 October 2022 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT
£3 – £3.50

A talk entitled Art in Elizabethan Devon to be given by Honorary Professor Sam Smiles, University of Exeter. Professor Smiles will be talking about Exeter’s most famous artist, Nicholas Hilliard (c. 1547 – 1619),…

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Bringing nature back to Devon (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 14 October 2022 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2

A talk by Harry Barton, Chief Executive, Devon Wildlife Trust. We are facing an ecological as well as a climate crisis; over the last 200 years much of our wildlife has disappeared from Devon…

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Harry Juniper on Bideford Pottery (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 21 October 2022 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£2 – £4

Harry Juniper will be talking about Bideford Pottery which he founded in 1983. Bideford-based potter Harry Juniper made his first harvest jug in 1958 for the Torrington Town Crier, Burt Waldron, using the traditional…

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Illustrating Sherlock Holmes (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 22 October 2022 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

An illustrated talk by Ron Tiner, an experienced artist with a deep interest in the history of illustration. He has spent several years producing a unique, meticulously researched illustrated edition of the first of…

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November 2022

A photographic journey round the South West Coast Path (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 11 November 2022 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

An illustrated talk by Gary Holpin. DA members £2, non-members £3.

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Devon’s Bridges (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 17 November 2022 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
£2 – £4

A talk by Kevin Dentith, Devon County Council’s Chief Engineer, Bridges and Structures about the inspection and maintenance of Devon’s three thousand bridges.

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December 2022

Devon’s Railway Heritage (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 2 December 2022 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

An illustrated talk by Robert Hesketh. DA members £2, non-members £3.

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Jurassic Calamari (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 15 December 2022 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
£2 – £4

A talk ‘Jurassic calamari: new research on fossil squid-like cephalopods from the Wessex basin’ to be given by Malcolm Hart (Emeritus Professor, Plymouth University). Belemnotheutis. Image contributed by Prof. Malcolm Hart. DA members £2,…

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January 2023

AGM 2023 (Entomology Section)

Sat. 21 January 2023 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

The Section's AGM will be followed by a talk: “Spoilt for choice: Invertebrates of Colliery Spoil Habitats”. This will be given by Liam Olds and promises to be a fascinating look at colonisation of…

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