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Medicine and Geology (Geology Section)

A talk “Medicine and Geology” by Dr Albert Benghiat. His talk will recount the historical contribution of medical practitioners to the science of geology and go on to explore methodological similarities between the practice...

James Davidson’s Church Notes, 1826-1844 (History Section)

A talk given by Dr Jill Cobley. Presented by the Devon & Cornwall Record Society in conjunction with the DA’s History Section. In the mid nineteenth century the Devon antiquarian James Davidson visited all...

Ben Mee: I Bought a Zoo (Tavistock Branch)

A talk by Ben Mee, owner of Dartmoor Zoological Park, a zoo situated north of the village of Sparkwell on the south-west edge of Dartmoor. In 2007, Ben wrote a book called We bought...

Surviving the last Ice Age in Sherford Cave and beyond (Geology Section)

A Zoom talk by Professor Danielle Schreve, Royal Holloway, University of London Excavations at Sherford, the new town near Plymouth, have uncovered 30–60,000-year-old fossils, belonging to woolly mammoths, woolly rhinoceros, hyena, horse, reindeer, mountain...

Crime and composition (Lit & Art Section)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “Crime and composition. The detective novels and life of ‘Edmund Crispin’ (Bruce Montgomery)” to be given by Robin Wootton. Bruce Montgomery was a particularly entertaining...

Geology of the Devon Coast (Exeter Branch)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. An illustrated talk to be given by Professor Malcolm Hart. Professor Hart’s popularised talk on the importance of Devon’s geology will include historical sketches of the most...

Distribution of Town Fieldnames in Devon (History Section)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk “Distribution of Town Fieldnames in Devon” to be given by Claude Williams. Background: Field-names contained in the Tithe Map documents c. 1840 for fields located...

How to Look at Devon’s Heraldry (Tavistock Branch)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Dr David Oates: How to Look at Devon’s Heraldry Heraldic designs and coats of arms are a common sight in our streets, churches and...