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March 2019

Charles Kingsley: his writings and his times (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 23 March 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. Charles Kingsley, the DA's tenth President, was a polymathic, independent-­minded cleric, a polemicist, a pioneering socialist, and an indefatigable writer. Robin Wootton will explore his life, and discuss…

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Torridge Bridges and SS Freshspring (IA Section & Bideford Branch)

Tue. 26 March 2019 at 10:30 am
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
£3 – £5

A talk by Professor Bill Harvey, who is a world expert on masonry arch and tunnel behaviour and the author of a widely-used software package for the analytical assessment of arch bridges and viaducts.…

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April 2019

Blackborough Whetstone Mines (IA Section)

Mon. 8 April 2019 at 10:00 am
£3 – £5

Meet at Blackborough Village Hall (GR ST096088) at 10.00am (on left at top of hill) for talks about the geology of the area, the mining methods used, and the use, transport and sale of…

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Visit to Hall, Bishop’s Tawton (Buildings Section)

Thu. 11 April 2019 at 2:30 pm
£17

A visit to Hall at Bishop's Tawton, early 14th-century seat of the Chichester family. Tour of the ground floor state rooms, ancillary buildings and walled garden by the current owners, followed by a cream…

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Fforest Fawr Geopark (Geology Section)

Sat. 13 April 2019 - Sun. 14 April 2019
£20

An excursion to Fforest Fawr Geopark (north of Newport). To be led by Dr Tony Ramsay from Cardiff University. The two-day field excursion will focus on the geology and links between geology, geo-exploitation and…

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Arlington Court (Botany Section)

Sat. 13 April 2019 at 11:00 am

A joint meeting with the Devon Bryophyte Group to look at mosses and liverworts. NON-MEMBERS WELCOME. Bring packed lunch and appropriate footwear. Please contact the leader if you wish to attend – meeting details…

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May 2019

Visit to Heathcoat Fabrics (IA Section)

Thu. 9 May 2019 at 2:00 pm

A visit to Heathcoat Fabrics Limited, Tiverton, Devon EX16 5LL The number is limited so booking will be required.

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Visit to Crownhill Fort (Buildings Section)

Fri. 10 May 2019 at 11:00 am
£6

Crownhill Fort is one of a line of defensive structures built along the northern edge of Plymouth in the 1860s in response to a perceived threat of invasion by the French. Two hour guided…

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Leats and Landscape (Geology and IA Sections)

Sat. 11 May 2019

Exploring the leats and the landscape around Shilhay and Exe Island, Exeter. With Martin Watts and Jenny Bennett. We aim to meet at the Mill on the Exe for a short talk about the…

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Visit to Halsdon Wood (Entomology Section)

Sat. 11 May 2019 at 10:00 am

Halsdon Wood is a Devon Wildlife Trust Site. Meet at Ashwell carpark at the north end of the reserve SS554130. Bring packed lunch. This is a joint meeting with the Devon Fly group and…

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Dartmoor – a wild and wondrous region (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 11 May 2019 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

An illustrated talk by Peter Mason.

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The Elephant’s Graveyard (Botany Section)

Sun. 12 May 2019 at 10:00 am

A field trip to "The Elephant's Graveyard", Axmouth – Lyme Regis Undercliffs NNR. With David Allen and Donald Campbell in search of Purple Gromwell (Lithospermum purpureocaeruleum) and a count of Nottingham Catchfly (Silene nutans)…

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