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September 2019

Uncle Tom Cobley & All (Tavistock Branch and Music Section)

Fri. 13 September 2019 at 7:00 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
£5

With Dr Todd Gray MBE,  in association with our Tavistock Branch and Music Section, and the Tavistock Subscription Library. An evening of word and song revealing the long and curious history of Devon’s anthem.…

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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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Ocean Changes (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 20 September 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Guy Baker, Director of the Marine Biological Association will give an illustrated talk on Ocean Changes and how they affect the coastlines of Devon and Cornwall.

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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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Plymouth Marine Park (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 9 October 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk Plymouth Marine Park: the UK's first Marine National Park by Dr Simon Pittman.

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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 Water Vole Project (Axe Valley Branch)

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

A talk “The Water Vole Project at Seaton Wetlands” by James Chubb. This exciting project will see a phased release of water voles at Seaton Wetlands, into prime habitat suitable for them to thrive.…

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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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Dartmoor Boundaries (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 18 October 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Richard Horsham will give an illustrated talk on Dartmoor Boundaries – stones, walls, fences, hedges – their history and construction.

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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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