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July 2024

Cancelled – a visit to the pottery studio of Tim Andrews (Lit & Art Section)

Wed. 24 July 2024 at 2:30 pm
Woodbury Studio Gallery, Greenway, Woodbury
Exeter, Devon EX5 1LW
£3 – £5

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this visit. We hope to re-arrange it for some time in the future. Tim Andrews is one of Britain’s most distinguished potters. He has an international reputation, and…

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August 2024

Field trip to look at aquatic plants (Botany Section)

Sat. 10 August 2024 at 10:30 am

Aquatic Plants in Exeter at 10:30. Details to follow. Note earlier start time. Botany Section meetings are from 11.00 a.m. to approximately 4.00 p.m., unless otherwise stated. Bring packed lunch, appropriate footwear and clothing,…

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September 2024

The Pinwill Sisters and the Restoration of Lew Trenchard Church (Buildings Section)

Tue. 24 September 2024 at 2:00 pm

As part of a series of events to celebrate the life of Sabine Baring-Gould (28 Jan 1834 – 2 Jan 1924) in the centenary year of his death, the Buildings Section will be hosting…

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Fossils in the Triassic Red Rocks of Sidmouth and East Devon (Geology Section)

Sat. 28 September 2024 at 10:30 am
Boniface Centre, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£4 – £5

A talk by Rob Coram. The Jurassic Coast World Heritage site is justly famed for the prolific marine fossils collected in Dorset. Much less well known are the older red rocks that form the…

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October 2024

Field trip to Torbay (Geology Section)

Thu. 3 October 2024 at 10:30 am

A day field trip to Torbay to be led by Professor John Mather. Cost will be £5 for DA members, £7 non-members. Full details to follow. Contact the Organiser to book, express interest or…

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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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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

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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Visit to St Michael and All Angels, Heavitree (Buildings Section)

Fri. 8 November 2024 at 1:30 pm
St Michael and All Angels church, 5 Church Street, Heavitree
Exeter, Devon EX2 5EP

A visit to the church of St Michael and All Angels, Heavitree, Exeter. St Michael’s is a magnificent example of a Gothic Revival church built by the noted local architect David Mackintosh with a…

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December 2024

New Year Plant Hunt (Botany Section)

Tue. 31 December 2024 at 11:00 am

New Year Plant Hunt at Bovey Tracey. This is a joint meeting with Devon Wildlife Trust Bovey Tracey Branch. Meet at Station Road Car Park (£1.80) Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AL. Number 39 bus from…

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February 2025

AGM 2025 (Music & Folklore Section)

Mon. 10 February 2025 at 6:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

Section Annual General Meeting. To be held online by Zoom. Details to follow.

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