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October 2024

Exercise Tiger: Disaster and Deception (History Section)

Thu. 10 October 2024 at 2:00 pm
Slapton Village Hall, Wood Lane
Slapton, Devon TQ7 2QZ
£6 – £8

Exercise Tiger: Disaster and Deception, 80th Anniversary Commemoration A talk by Graham Hawkins at Slapton Village Hall. Exercise Tiger was one of the large-scale rehearsals for D-Day held off the South Devon coast in…

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A science talk (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 11 October 2024 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP

A talk to be given in conjunction with the Sidmouth Science Festival. Details to follow.

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The witchcraft series: fear, myth and magic. (Lit &Art Section)

Sat. 12 October 2024 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£3 – £5

An illustrated talk by Anne Jackson (www.annejackson.co.uk). Anne is an exceptionally talented textile artist, working in knotted tapestry and exhibiting nationally and internationally. For some years she has been pursuing a long-term project, entitled…

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Axminster and its Heritage, with AGM (Buildings Section)

Sat. 26 October 2024 at 10:00 am
Axminster Heritage Centre, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street
Axminster, Devon EX13 5AH
£15

The Buildings Section's autumn meeting. Axminster is a lot more than carpets. With origins in the Stone and Bronze Ages, it lies at a major Roman crossing: the Fosse Way from Lincoln to Seaton,…

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November 2024

A Sleuth in Wellies Digs the Dirt on Dartmoor (Geology Section)

Sat. 2 November 2024 at 10:30 am
Boniface Centre, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£4 – £5

A talk by Tim Harrod, who writes: “From an early age I was fascinated by geomorphology and biogeography, managing to obtain a PhD under the supervision of Allan Straw. After that I joined the…

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R. W. Sampson’s Buildings (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 8 November 2024 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP

A talk “R. W. Sampson’s Buildings” to be given by Nigel Hyman. Details to follow.

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Military medals (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 November 2024 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
£2 – £4

A talk by Keith Metcalfe about military medals, with a strong focus on those awarded to Devonians. The cost will be £2 for DA members, £4 for non-members.

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December 2024

Sidmouth’s World of Trees (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 6 December 2024 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP

A talk “Sidmouth’s World of Trees” to be given by Ed Dolphin. Details to follow.

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Marine life of the Teign Estuary (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 12 December 2024 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
£2 – £4

An illustrated talk by Mike Puleston of the Shores of South Devon Marine Life Interest Organisation. The talk will focus on the surprising range of life that thrives in the challenging environment of the…

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February 2025

Annual Members’ Day (Botany Section)

Sat. 22 February 2025 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Botany Section Annual Members’ Day at Whiddon Down Village Hall (SX691925). Whiddon Down is just off the A30, 7 miles east of Okehampton. A day of talks and other activities celebrating Devon’s flora…

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