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November 2019

Visit to Devon Heritage Centre, Exeter (History Section)

Mon. 18 November 2019 at 2:00 pm
Devon Heritage Centre, Great Moor House, Bittern Road
Exeter, Devon EX2 7NL

A visit to the Devon Heritage Centre at Great Moor House, Exeter. This will include a tour and a look behind the scenes.

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January 2020

AGM 2020 (Geology Section)

Sat. 18 January 2020 at 10:30 am
Torquay Museum, 529 Babbacombe Road
Torquay, Devon TQ1 1HG

AGM followed by a joint meeting with the Torquay Museum Society at 11.30am. A talk 'Geological Disputes in Devon. The contributions of DA and Torquay Museum Natural History Society members' to be given by…

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AGM 2020 (Entomology Section)

Sat. 18 January 2020 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

Annual General Meeting followed by:  What Inspired Me! Images and other representations of insects have long played a cultural role in human society from the earliest depictions of honeybees over 5,000 years ago (and…

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AGM 2020 (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 25 January 2020 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

The Section's Annual General Meeting followed by informal discussion of members’ favourite travel books.

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AGM 2020 (History Section)

Mon. 27 January 2020 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT
£2 – £3

AGM followed by a presentation given by Tim Harrod on Dr Siegfried Marian entitled “The enigma behind Fingle's memorial plaque. Mad, bad or before his time?” This talks about charcoal burning around Fingle Bridge…

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February 2020

AGM 2020 (Botany Section)

Sat. 29 February 2020 at 11:00 am
Bickleigh Village Hall EX16 8RD

The AGM will be followed by an informal walk to look at lichens and bryophytes in the vicinity, and a short slide-show. The car park at Bickleigh Village Hall is quite small so it…

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March 2020

Snakes and Ladders (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 21 March 2020 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

Snakes and Ladders. The Interlinked Lives of Two Victorian Artists. An illustrated talk by Jenny Pery.

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Hallsands – a predictable disaster (History Section)

Mon. 23 March 2020 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT
£2 – £3

A talk by Ursula Myers entitled “Hallsands – a Predictable Disaster - why the building of Devonport's North Yard led to the destruction of this South Hams village.” Cost: £2.00 members, £3.00 non-members.

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May 2020

Nicholas Hilliard and the art of painting miniatures (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 16 May 2020 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

An afternoon dedicated to miniature painting, with talks by Roger Phillips and Carmela Arturi on Hilliard and other miniaturists, and by Roz Pierson on contemporary miniatures technique. Examples of modern and antique miniatures will…

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Copper Mine and Hunting Lodge (History Section)

Mon. 18 May 2020 at 11:00 am

Guided tour of old copper mine together with the Industrial Archaeology Section, followed by a presentation on Yarner House entitled “A Royal Hunting Lodge”. Speaker: Dr Frances Billinge. Venue: Natural England Woodland Centre, Bovey…

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June 2020

Henry Williamson (Lit & Art Section)

Wed. 24 June 2020 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
University of Exeter Special Collections, The Old Library, Prince of Wales Road
Exeter, EX4 4SB

Dr Christine Faunch, the University’s Head of Heritage Collections, will talk to us about the author, Henry Williamson and show us around the Williamson archive.   Numbers will be limited to 15, so it is…

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