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September 2019

Visit to Devonport Naval Heritage Centre (Plymouth Branch)

Thu. 19 September 2019 at 1:00 pm

A two-hour guided tour of Devonport Naval Heritage Centre. From Park Avenue, Devonport go to the far SW corner of Granby Way and follow the signs to the Heritage Centre. There is no charge,…

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Visit to Teignmouth Docks (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 19 September 2019 at 2:00 pm

A rare opportunity to see inside this dockyard that is not normally open to the public. Stout shoes will need to be worn. Places will be limited to 15. Please register with the organiser…

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Visit to Torview Wines, Sheepwash at Harvest (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 20 September 2019

Full details and the date will be confirmed as this will be partly dependant on seasonal conditions. Meet at the Half Moon, Sheepwash for an optional lunch. Forms to pre book this will be…

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Ocean Changes (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 20 September 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

Guy Baker, Director of the Marine Biological Association will give an illustrated talk on Ocean Changes and how they affect the coastlines of Devon and Cornwall.

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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

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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President’s Symposium, October 2019

Sat. 5 October 2019
Petroc College, Tiverton, Mid Devon Campus, Bolham Road
Tiverton, Devon EX16 6SH United Kingdom

Our 2019 Symposium will be hosted by John Allan, who will then be our President. The topic will be Exeter Cathedral. For details, including how to book, see the dedicated Symposium page.  

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Plymouth Marine Park (Plymouth Branch)

Wed. 9 October 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry's Cross
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2SW

A talk "Plymouth Marine Park: the UK's first Marine National Park" by Dr Simon Pittman.

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Climate change (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 11 October 2019 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£2 – £3

In association with Sidmouth Science Festival, a talk 'Climate Change: A defining challenge for the 21st Century' by Dame Julia Slingo FRS. DA members £2. Visitors £3.

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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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Visit to the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum (Exeter Branch)

Fri. 18 October 2019 at 2:00 pm
University of Exeter, Streatham Campus Exeter, Devon EX4 4QJ

Our final event in the 2019 programme is a free guided tour of the University of Exeter’s Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, which is both an accredited museum and an academic research facility. Of the…

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The Hunt for the Bushmaster (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 18 October 2019 at 2:00 pm
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Kingsley Road
Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

A talk by Dan Eatherley, naturalist, writer and environmental consultant. Dan is former wildlife filmmaker and the Exeter-based author of Bushmaster: Raymond Ditmars and the Hunt for the Bushmaster, the World’s Largest Viper. He…

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