DA News

DA News is a lively magazine published twice-yearly to keep members informed of what has been going on and of what is to come. It was completely redesigned in 2018 and has been published in full colour since then. It is issued free to members of the Devonshire Association.

We are pleased to include back issues of the magazine as pdf files to read online or to download. Issues are published online 12 months after receipt by our members.
Click on the large images of the cover below to open the magazines.

Please do not rely on the contact details in these printed versions as they may have changed. Follow the links from the Organisation page or contact the Executive Secretary for up-to-date details.

Latest issues

Autumn 2023
Issue 17 Part 2

Online version will appear in Autumn 2024

Spring 2024
Issue 18 Part 1

Online version will appear in Spring 2025

Autumn 2024
Issue 18 Part 2

Due to be published in October 2024.
Online version will appear in Autumn 2025


Volume

Contents

Spring 2023
Issue 17 Part 1

COMMUNICATE
2. Welcome from the Editor
4. From the Chair
6. Christmas Concert
8. From the Branches
20. Natural History Museum Donation

CELEBRATE
21. New Honorary Members
22. The DA Interview – Jenny Pery

INVESTIGATE
28. The Distinctiveness of Exeter
42. Exeter Cathedral Library
46. Devon’s headstone angels
48. Delamore
51. Threads through Creation – Re-imagining biblical themes using textiles
53. People of the DA
55. Flora of Devon
56. Insects of Devon
58. Devon Dialect & Magging: short news items
59. Obituaries
60. Book Reviews
65. Diary

Autumn 2022
Issue 16 Part 2

COMMUNICATE
2. Welcome from the Editor
4. From the Chair
6. From the Branches
16. Exe Island Report
20. President’s Symposium 2022
24. The Devonshire Dialect Dictionary

CELEBRATE
26. The DA Interview – Andrew Cooper
31. Geological Society Award for Prof. John Mather
32. Holyer an Gof Awards for Dr Helen Wilson

INVESTIGATE
33. People of the DA
34. Flora of Devon
35. Insects of Devon
36. Devon Dialect & Magging: short news items
36. The Art of Documentary Photography in Devon
37. Museum of the Moon
38. Crossword Answers
39. Obituaries
42. Diary

Spring 2022
Issue 16 Part 1

COMMUNICATE
2. Welcome from the Editor
4. From the Chair
6. Christmas Concert at Buckfast Abbey
8. From the Branches
14. Folklore and the DA
17. Notes on Emails

CELEBRATE
20. The DA Interview with Ian Mortimer – Crossing Temporal Barriers with the Time Traveller
23. New Honorary Members
24. David Harris – A Life in Art
28. Exeter Cathedral Watercolour
29. Harry Juniper’s Alphabet of Parishes
31. The Rolle Canal – restoration update

INVESTIGATE
36. Meeting the DA Sections
48. People of the DA
49. Flora of Devon
51. Insects of Devon
52. Devon Dialect & Magging: short news items
53. Crossword
54. Book Reviews
57. Diary

Autumn 2021
Issue 15 Part 2

COMMUNICATE
2. Welcome from the Editor
4. From the Chair
6. Spring 2022 Symposium
8. From the Branches
18. Website update

CELEBRATE
20. The DA Interview with Nick Powe – Enhancing the Stone

INVESTIGATE
25. The Exeter Bomb
28. HMS Terror
30. People of the DA
31. Flora of Devon
32. Insects of Devon
33. Buildings of Devon
35. Devon Dialect & Magging: short news items
40. Obituaries
42. Book Reviews
44. Diary

Spring 2021
Issue 15 Part 1

COMMUNICATE
2. Welcome from the Editor
4. From the Chair
6. The President’s Symposium
8. From the Branches
14. Exe Island Update
16. Donations, Legacies and Gift Aid
17. Email update & Amazon Smile

CELEBRATE
18. The DA Interview – Justine Colton
23. Honorary Member Norman Annett
24. Exeter Chiefs

INVESTIGATE
26. The Distinctiveness of Devon
35. Torbay Geopark
36. Devon meteorological study
38. People of the DA
39. Insects of Devon
40. Devon Dialect & Magging: short news items
46. Obituaries
49. Zoom Diary
51. Book Reviews

Autumn 2020
Issue 14 Part 2

COMMUNICATE
2. Welcome from the Editor
4. From the Chair
6. Presentation to John Allan
8. The Annual General Meeting
10. The President’s Symposium: Valuing and Restoring Nature
12. News from East Devon
14. DA Still Active During Lockdown
19. Website update – DA launches Online Forum

CELEBRATE
20. Robert Burnard
22. The DA Interview – Susie Hewitt on the subject of her father, W.G. Hoskins

INVESTIGATE
27. The Music of Bideford
29. Moths on the Move
31. People of the DA
32. Flora of Devon
33. Insects of Devon
34. Devon Dialect & Magging: short news items
35. Obituaries
37. Book Reviews

Spring 2020
Issue 14 Part 1

COMMUNICATE
2. Welcome from the Editor
4. From the Chair
6. The President’s Symposium 2019
9. Meet the New Honorary Secretary
10. Gift Aid
11. From the Branches
17. Twitter and the DA

CELEBRATE
19. The Pengelly plaque
20. The DA Interview – Maggie Curtis
24. Award for Lifetime Achievement in Lepidoptera Conservation

INVESTIGATE
26. The Distinctiveness of Bideford
36. People of the DA
37. Flora of Devon & Insects of Devon
38. History of Devon
39. Magging: short news items
41. Devon Dialect
43. Tribute to Eddie Sinclair
44. Book Reviews
49. Diary

Autumn 2019
Issue 13 Part 2

COMMUNICATE
2. Welcome from the Editor
4. From the Executive
7. From the Branches
14. Meet the New Chair
15. Website Update
17. Sir Francis Henry Drake Project
19. Donn Map Study Day

CELEBRATE
20. The DA Interview – Elaine M Goodwin and the Fine Art of Mosaic
24. Insects: when will people realise they are fascinating?

INVESTIGATE
16. People of the DA
27. In Focus – East Devon Branch
28. Flora of Devon
29. Invertebrates of Devon & Geology of Devon
30. Devon Dialect
31. The Mermaid House, Plymouth
32. The Knightshayes Rembrandt – Original or Copy?
34. Magging: short news items
37. Obituaries
38. Book Reviews
42. Diary

Spring 2019
Issue 13 Part 1

COMMUNICATE
2. Welcome from the Editor
4. From the Executive
5. The President’s Symposium 2018
6. From the Branches
11. Theo Brown – information request

CELEBRATE
12. The DA Interview – Turning the Camera on What You Love, the photographer Chris Chapman
16. DA Member Awards
18. 70 Years of East Devon Branch

INVESTIGATE
19. The Distinctiveness of Launceston
27. People of the DA
28. In Focus – Flora of Devon & Insects of Devon
29. Songs of Devon & Devon Dialect
30. Magging: short news items
32. Obituary
33. Book Reviews
34. Diary

Autumn 2018
Issue 12 Part 2

COMMUNICATE
2. Welcome from the Editor
4. From the Executive
7. The Dartmouth Conference 2018
9. From the Branches
18. The DA online

CELEBRATE
20. The DA Interview – Drawn to Devon. Bridget Gillard interviews Simon Drew
24. My Devon Inspiration:
 David Fursdon’s favourite Devon view

INVESTIGATE
25. People of the DA, a Pantheon of Presidents
26. In Focus – Exeter Branch
27. Flora of Devon
28. Insects of Devon & Buildings of Devon
29. Devon Dialect
30. Magging: short news items
31. Book Review
32. Diary