Special Membership Offer, 2018


We are pleased to announce a special membership offer to mark the publication of the 150th volume of our Report and Transactions.

Restricted to 20 applications only.

The cover of last year’s Report and Transactions

Take advantage of this offer to join The Devonshire Association as a full member between now and the end of the year and you will receive a copy of the 150th volume of our Report and Transactions when it is published later this year. In addition your subscription will run until 31st December 2019, so you will also receive a copy of next year’s Transactions.

That’s £25(*) for this year’s extended 150th volume of our acclaimed publication Report and Transactions, and the 2019 volume twelve months later. You will also receive two copies of our magazine DA News and enjoy the benefits of up to 15 months membership which includes reduced prices on our Annual Conference, Symposium and many other events. You also gain priority over the public to attend any of our events, of which there are over a hundred each year.

If you would like to take advantage of this offer, you can either download a copy of the special application form here or you can contact the Registrar to ask for a paper copy to be sent to you. But return the completed form fast! – this offer is limited to the first 20 applications received.

(*) The subscription for full membership is £25 (or, if living overseas, £30). For second or subsequent members living at the same address who are willing to share printed material the subscription is £13.


If you are unfamiliar with the content of our Report and Transactions, there is an overview of last year’s volume here.

A provisional list of the papers that will be published in this year’s 150th volume is as follows:

  • A Matter of Conscience: a Devon Family and the Great War – S. Andrew.
  • The History of Entomological Recording in Devon – S. D. Beavan et. al.
  • Kitty Jay, Nature and the Improvers – M. Beeson
  • Geological Highlights and Controversies Recorded in Early Volumes of the Transactions – J. Bennett and J. Mather
  • Devon Tourism: The Story of the County’s Economic Leviathan – S. Essex and M. Brayshay
  • William Spreat (1816–1897): Photography of the Devon Landscape 1857–1866 – T. Greeves
  • The Cradle of the Royal Navy: Officer Training at Dartmouth since 1863 – J. Harrold and R. Porter
  • The National Character Areas of the Devon Landscape – M. Hart and K. Page
  • Devon’s Shores and Shallow Seas: Ecology and Conservation of Seabed Habitats and Species – K. Hiscock
  • Contour and Curve: the Art of Devon Painters focusing on Benjamin Robert Haydon – J. Pery
  • The National Trust and Coastal Conservation in Devon – D. Pinder
  • The South Devon Caves, from Pengelly to the Present – C. Proctor

The volume will also include Dame Suzi Leather’s Presidential Address “Exploring Devon’s Social Landscape”, reports from the Executive Committee, the annual reports from our eight Sections, and more.