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October 2019

Gills, tails and sexual orgies (Entomology Section)

Sat. 26 October 2019 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 – £3

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…

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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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From Druids to Drones (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 13 November 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk From Druids to Drones: a history of Dartmoor archaeology by Andrew Thompson. From prehistoric stone rows and roundhouses to 20th-century quarries and firing ranges, Dartmoor is one of Europe's richest archaeological landscapes.…

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17th-century Medicine (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 15 November 2019 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

Christopher Braund will be talking about medicine of the 17th century. He is a renowned historian and Chair of the Braund Society and President of the Devon Family History Society and family roots in…

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Between the Tides (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 15 November 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Doug Herdson will give a talk entitled "Between the Tides".

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Imperial Porphyry (Geology Section)

Sat. 16 November 2019 at 10:30 am
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

A lecture "Imperial Porphyry – the Archaeology of the Emperor's Stone" to be given by Prof. Val Maxfield (University of Exeter).

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From Beer to Brisbane and Back (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 20 November 2019 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

A talk “From Beer to Brisbane and Back” by Peter Dare. Peter was born in Beer and went to school in Axminster. In 1956 he became an apprentice at Beer Quarry. The quarry closed…

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The building of Exeter Cathedral (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 November 2019 at 2:15 pm
Room F3, Newton Abbot Library, Passmore Edwards Building, Market St.
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ

John Allan, DA's President 2019–20, will give an illustrated talk about the cathedral for which he has been consultant archaeologist since 1990. Note our new venue for this season's talks.

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December 2019

Breton woodworkers in early Tudor Devon (Plymouth Branch)

Mon. 2 December 2019 at 7:00 pm

A talk Breton woodworkers in early Tudor Devon by John Allan, FSA, DA President 2019-2020. In this talk John will show that Devon and Cornwall had a large immigrant population at the end of…

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Charles Kingsley (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 6 December 2019 at 2:00 pm

Biologist Robin Wootton will be talking about Charles Kingsley. Kingsley, author of Westward Ho! was born in Holne 200 years ago and grew up in Clovelly. He supported the work of Darwin, leading scientists…

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