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March 2024

Visit to North Wyke Research station (IA Section)

Tue. 19 March 2024 at 2:00 pm
£3 – £5

Agriculture is the largest industry in Devon, and it has changed rapidly over the past few years.  We felt it important to explore the history and changes through a series of field visits and…

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April 2024

A visit to the Double Elephant Print Workshop (Lit & Art Section)

Mon. 15 April 2024 at 2:00 pm
Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St.
Exeter, Devon EX4 3LS
£3 – £5

Double Elephant is an open access print workshop, offering facilities, guidance, courses and projects in a wide range of printing techniques and skills. Through their outreach programme they work with c. 3,000 children, young…

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May 2024

Visit to Great Ambrook (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 16 May 2024
£8 – £10

A visit to this hidden early-20th-century Italianate garden near Ipplepen. Full details will be published as soon as possible. In the meantime, contact the organiser for the latest information and to book for the…

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June 2024

Visit to Tor Royal Farm, Princetown (Tavistock Branch)

Wed. 5 June 2024 at 3:00 pm

A visit to the historic grade II* listed Tor Royal – a house built by Thomas Tyrwhitt between 1785 and 1793. Tyrwhitt was also responsible for building Dartmoor Prison and the original Plymouth and…

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Guided tour of A La Ronde (Exeter Branch)

Fri. 7 June 2024 at 2:00 pm
A La Ronde, Summer Lane
Exmouth, Devon EX8 5BD
Free – £10

A La Ronde, in Exmouth, is an unusual 16-sided house owned by the National Trust. The Grade I listed building was completed in 1796 for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter. These ladies…

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Commemoration of the Sampford Courtenay Western Rising (History Section)

Fri. 7 June 2024 at 4:00 pm
Sampford Courtenay Village Hall, Chapple Lane
Sampford Courtenay, Devon EX20 2SY

Sampford Courtenay Western Rising, 475th Anniversary Commemoration Two talks: Sue Andrew ‘Before the Storm: Sampford Courtenay’s Church and Church House in the Early 16th Century’ and Professor Mark Stoyle ‘A Tudor Tragedy: The Western…

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A visit to the Agatha Christie archive (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 22 June 2024 at 2:30 pm
The Old Library, Prince of Wales Road
Exeter, Devon EX4 4SB
£3 – £5

A visit to the Agatha Christie archive at Exeter University’s Special Collections. Exeter University has a extensive collection of Agatha Christie material, particularly of her correspondence. A selection will be on display, and a…

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July 2024

Guided tour of the Devon and Exeter Institution (Exeter Branch)

Fri. 5 July 2024 at 2:00 pm
Devon & Exeter Institution, 7 Cathedral Close
Exeter, Devon EX1 1EZ

Although members have previously enjoyed Exeter Branch events at the Devon & Exeter Institution (DEI), there has never been a formal guided tour of the premises – until now. The medieval building was originally…

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Visits to St Luke’s and Haccombe churches (History Section)

Wed. 10 July 2024 at 10:30 am
£8 – £10

St Luke’s, Milber, and Haccombe: two churches of ‘God’s Botanist’ William Keble Martin At 10.30, a visit to St Luke’s church, Milber, Newton Abbot and at 14:00 to Haccombe church. Both visits will be…

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Visit to Pecorama (E Devon Branch)

Wed. 10 July 2024 at 2:00 pm

A visit to Pecorama to be followed by a cream tea.  Led by James Baldwin. Details to follow.

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Visit to Glendinnings Quarry (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 18 July 2024
£8 – £10

A rare opportunity to visit a working quarry. Full details to follow. Numbers will be very limited, so early booking is recommended. The cost will be £8 for DA members, £10 for non-members.

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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

Tim Andrews is one of Britain’s most distinguished potters. He has an international reputation, and his work, predominantly raku, has been exhibited worldwide. Members may recall his excellent talk at John Mather’s presidential symposium…

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