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October 2024

Exercise Tiger: Disaster and Deception (History Section)

Thu. 10 October 2024 at 2:00 pm
Slapton Village Hall, Wood Lane
Slapton, Devon TQ7 2QZ
£6 – £8

Exercise Tiger: Disaster and Deception, 80th Anniversary Commemoration A talk by Graham Hawkins at Slapton Village Hall. Exercise Tiger was one of the large-scale rehearsals for D-Day held off the South Devon coast in…

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Devon’s Pioneering Technologists (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 11 October 2024 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£3

Devon’s Pioneering Technologists : A coterie of influential mathematicians and engineers A talk by Colin White. Devon has had many scientific pioneers but some are more well known than others. In this entertaining presentation,…

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The witchcraft series: fear, myth and magic. (Lit &Art Section)

Sat. 12 October 2024 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£3 – £5

An illustrated talk by Anne Jackson (www.annejackson.co.uk). Anne is an exceptionally talented textile artist, working in knotted tapestry and exhibiting nationally and internationally. For some years she has been pursuing a long-term project, entitled…

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The DA presents a Zoom talk

Tue. 15 October 2024 at 7:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free – £2.50

Details are not yet confirmed for this planned event. Watch this space! This talk is part of The Devonshire Association Monthly Lecture Series – a programme of talks on a wide range of topics…

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Axminster and its Heritage, with AGM (Buildings Section)

Sat. 26 October 2024 at 10:00 am
Axminster Heritage Centre, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street
Axminster, Devon EX13 5AH
£15

The Buildings Section's autumn meeting. Axminster is a lot more than carpets. With origins in the Stone and Bronze Ages, it lies at a major Roman crossing: the Fosse Way from Lincoln to Seaton,…

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November 2024

A Sleuth in Wellies Digs the Dirt on Dartmoor (Geology Section)

Sat. 2 November 2024 at 10:30 am
Boniface Centre, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£4 – £5

A talk by Tim Harrod, who writes: “From an early age I was fascinated by geomorphology and biogeography, managing to obtain a PhD under the supervision of Allan Straw. After that I joined the…

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Visit to St Michael and All Angels, Heavitree (Buildings Section)

Fri. 8 November 2024 at 1:30 pm
St Michael and All Angels church, 5 Church Street, Heavitree
Exeter, Devon EX2 5EP
£10

A visit to the church of St Michael and All Angels, Heavitree, Exeter. St Michael’s is a magnificent example of a Gothic Revival church built by the noted local architect David Mackintosh with a…

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Sampson and Sidmouth (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 8 November 2024 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£3 – £4

Sampson and Sidmouth – From Council Houses to a Major Hotel. A talk by Nigel Hyman. Although Sidmouth is described as a Regency town, it was the architect R. W. Sampson (1866–1950) who shaped…

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The DA presents a Zoom talk

Tue. 19 November 2024 at 7:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free – £2.50

Details are not yet confirmed for this planned event. Watch this space! This talk is part of The Devonshire Association Monthly Lecture Series – a programme of talks on a wide range of topics…

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A talk by Dr Sue Andrew (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 November 2024 at 2:15 pm
Newton’s Place, 43 Wolborough St
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ
£2 – £4

A talk to be given by Dr Sue Andrew, the Chair of The Devonshire Association. Details to follow. This talk replaces the presentation that Keith Metcalfe was to give us about military medals as…

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December 2024

Sidmouth’s World of Trees (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 6 December 2024 at 2:30 pm
Manor Pavilion Theatre, Manor Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8RP
£3 – £4

A talk by Ed Dolphin. Sidmouth has a remarkable international treescape. If you pick just one point and stand on the lawn terrace in the garden of The Knowle you get a world tour…

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In Dulci Jubilo – organ recital by David Davies

Fri. 6 December 2024 at 2:30 pm
Buckfast Abbey Church, Buckfast, Devon

The Devonshire Association's Christmas Event 2024. Further details, booking information, price, etc. will be advised later.

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