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January 2020

Eyes along the Coast (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 17 January 2020 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

Martin Wilson presents “Eyes Along the Coast- 25 years of the National Coastwatch Institution”. In 1994 when two fishermen lost their lives off the Cornish coast below a recently closed Coastguard lookout, local people…

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Social Evening 2020 (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 17 January 2020 at 7:00 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

This year's social evening will include speaker Dr Helen Wilson with postcards on the Tamar Valley. Please note that the evening will commence at 7.00 pm. Pre-booking essential.

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AGM 2020 (Geology Section)

Sat. 18 January 2020 at 10:30 am
Torquay Museum, 529 Babbacombe Road
Torquay, Devon TQ1 1HG

AGM followed by a joint meeting with the Torquay Museum Society at 11.30am. A talk 'Geological Disputes in Devon. The contributions of DA and Torquay Museum Natural History Society members' to be given by…

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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
£2 – £3

AGM followed by a presentation given by Tim Harrod on Dr Siegfried Marian entitled “The enigma behind Fingle's memorial plaque. Mad, bad or before his time?” This talks about charcoal burning around Fingle Bridge…

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February 2020

The Pinwill Sisters (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 12 February 2020 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk From 'lady woodcarvers' to professionals: the remarkable Pinwill sisters by Dr Helen Wilson.

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A Brief History of Torrington (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 14 February 2020 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

A talk by Dr Hugh Reed. He will describe his research and the background to his recent book delving into the long, interesting and colourful history of a Devon town that, until the mid…

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The Fair Arm of the Law (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 14 February 2020 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

A talk 'The Fair Arm of the Law' by Simon Dell. DA members £2. Visitors £3.

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London and Exeter (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 19 February 2020 at 2:30 pm
The Pavilion, Colyton, Peace Memorial Playing Fields, Coly Road
Colyton, EX24 5PU
£1 – £3

A talk “London and Exeter: a tale of two Roman and Saxon cities” by Dr Peter Marsden. (following are key points from Dr Marsden's website petermarsden.net) London and Exeter are two important cities on…

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The Two Moors Way (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 20 February 2020 at 2:15 pm
Room F3, Newton Abbot Library, Passmore Edwards Building, Market St.
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ

Sue Viccars, the editor of Dartmoor Magazine, will look at the good bits (and the tricky bits!) of writing up a long-distance walking route. Note our new venue for this season's talks.

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Re-wilding Dartmoor (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 21 February 2020 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Adam Owen, the Director of Moor Trees, will give an illustrated talk on Re-wilding Dartmoor.

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