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January 2020

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
£3 – £4

AGM followed by a presentation given by Tim Harrod entitled “Dr Siegfried Marian: The Enigma behind Fingle's memorial plaque. Mad, bad or before his time?” Dr Tim Harrod, who spent his working lifetime as…

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February 2020

AGM 2020 (IA Section)

Sat. 15 February 2020 at 10:00 am
Dolphin Hotel, Station Road
Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AL
£3 – £5

The Industrial Archaeology Section's AGM 2020. Meet for coffee at 10.00 am. At 10.30, Mike Barr, Independent Geologist and Geographic Information System (GIS) and Aerial Photography Consultant will talk on The Geology of Devon…

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AGM 2020 (Music Section)

Mon. 17 February 2020 at 7:00 pm
Ebenezer Hall, North Street
Okehampton, Devon EX20 1AR

The Music Section’s Annual General Meeting.

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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

A Devon Jazzman (Music Section)

Fri. 20 March 2020 at 8:00 pm
The London Inn, 5 Gold Street
Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1DG
£8

A Devon Jazzman. Music and chat with Craig Milverton. Contact: Tony Rhodes for information, Pam Wallinder for tickets, both at devonassoc.music@gmail.com

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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 2:30 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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