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August 2019

Visit to Prewley Moor (Entomology Section)

Sun. 4 August 2019 at 10:00 am

A visit to Prewley Moor, near Okehampton. Leader Dave Smallshire. This is a joint meeting with the British Dragonfly Society (Devon Group) to look for Southern Damselfly, Golden-ringed Dragonfly and Keeled Skimmer at an…

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Arable plant meeting at Snapes Point (Botany Section)

Sat. 10 August 2019 at 11:00 am

Meet at the car park at SX73914015 (a National Trust carpark with a donation box). Leader: Hannah Gibbons, Colour in the Margins' Farmland Monitoring and Advisory Officer for Devon & Cornwall. NON-MEMBERS WELCOME. Bring…

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Visit to Gara Rock (Geology Section)

Sat. 31 August 2019 at 10:30 am

A field trip to the vicinity of Gara Rock in the South Hams. To be led by Chris Adams (Kingsbridge U3A) and John Mather (Emeritus Prof, Royal Holloway). Meet at the honesty box car…

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September 2019

Visit to the Museum of Dartmoor Life (History Section)

Mon. 9 September 2019 at 11:30 am
Museum of Dartmoor Life, Museum Courtyard, 3 West Street
Okehampton, Devon EX20 1HQ
£6 – £8

The Museum of Dartmoor Life is in Okehampton and our visit will include a tour of the museum, refreshments, and a talk on “Tracks, Roads and Railways on Dartmoor”. The exact cost is to…

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Okehampton and Lydford Castles 1 (Buildings Section)

Tue. 10 September 2019 at 10:30 am
£9

Meet at 10:30am at Okehampton Castle and at 2:30pm at Lydford Castle. Guided tours by DA President and archaeologist John Allan FSA, who will share his unrivalled knowledge of these iconic buildings and landscapes,…

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The Etches Collection and the Jurassic Coast (Geology Section)

Fri. 13 September 2019 - Sun. 15 September 2019
£40

An exciting opportunity to visit the world-famous Jurassic Coast with Prof Malcolm Hart as our expert leader. On Saturday morning we plan to visit the Kimmeridge foreshore. We will have lunch and then visit…

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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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Okehampton and Lydford Castles 2 (Buildings Section)

Thu. 19 September 2019 at 10:30 am
£9

Meet at 10:30am at Okehampton Castle and at 2:30pm at Lydford Castle. Guided tours by DA President and archaeologist John Allan FSA, who will share his unrivalled knowledge of these iconic buildings and landscapes,…

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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

Visit to Powderham Castle (Buildings Section)

Thu. 3 October 2019 at 12:45 pm
£20

The visit will include an upstairs/downstairs guided tour, viewing family and servant spaces, deer park safari and tour of the State Rooms, followed by a Devon cream tea in The Coach House. The cost…

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Visit to Brixham Heritage Museum (History Section)

Mon. 14 October 2019 at 11:45 am
Brixham Museum, Bolton Cross
Brixham, Devon TQ5 8LZ

Meet at the museum for an 11.45 am start. Break for lunch at 12.45 pm. Afternoon talk to commence at 1.30 pm and finish at 2.15 pm. You are then free to leave at…

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