Videos of talks available

In response to requests from members, we have recorded many of the recent Zoom talks given as part of the Association’s Monthly Lecture Series and to the Association’s Branches and Sections and these are listed in the table below.

The links in the Title column are to the original event page, where more information about the talk is available. The table is initially sorted with the most recent talk at the top, but you can click on any header field to sort by that field.

Access to most of the videos is restricted to DA members only.  All you need to do is send an email request to our nominated trustee who will check your eligibility and send a link for the video selected. Many of the talks included a Question and Answer session and a link to an audio file of this will also be included where available.

It will help ensure that you receive the correct talk if you quote the Code that appears in the last column.


As of June 2024 we have over one hundred videos available to members:


Georgoepiscopal rambles: Through rural Devon with Beatrix CresswellBurchardt, Dr JeremyMonthly Lecture Series2024-06-18MLS14
Behind the scenes: A talk with the Exeter Cathedral ArchitectFinlay, CamillaMonthly Lecture Series2024-05-21MLS13
Putting the N back into the NMA - the journey from NMA to OCTMaslin, RogerMonthly Lecture Series2024-04-16MLS12
A Cambrian PhosphatocopidReynolds, RichGeology Section2024-03-14SGE13
Wildfires, phenology and fire weather in the South and South WestBelcher, Prof ClaireMonthly Lecture Series2024-03-19MLS11
Not only Lorna. What else did R. D. Blackmore write?Wootton, Dr RobinLiterature and Art Section2024-03-13SLA05
John Foulston: Benefactor and architect of Regency PlymouthMyers, UrsulaHistory Section2024-03-06SHI11
Of making many books there is no end: Devon bibliography past present and futureMaxted, IanMonthly Lecture Series2024-02-20MLS10
Sabine Baring-Gould: One hundred years onGraebe, MartinMonthly Lecture Series2024-01-23MLS09
Barnstaple's Victorian Criminal Underclass: Prison photographs 1867-1877Bhanji, Dr SadrudinMonthly Lecture Series2024-01-09MLS08
Rifting and drifting: The pioneering work of Marie TharpHiggs, Dr BettieGeology Section2023-11-30SGE013
Manuscript Maps of DevonGray, Dr ToddMonthly Zoom Lecture2023-11-21MLS07
Rescuing Ruins: The work of The Landmark TrustDick-Cleland, AlastairMonthly Zoom Lecture2023-10-17MLS06
Below Dartmoor: the prehistoric landscape of lowland DevonScutt, WinMonthly Zoom Lecture2023-06-20MLS04
Marine viruses - lubricants of the great engines of planetary controlWilson, Prof WillieMonthly Zoom Lecture2023-05-16MLS03
The Prayer Book Rebellion of 1549Stoyle, Prof MarkMonthly Zoom Lecture2023-04-17MLS02
Devon's Antarctic ConnectionsDavies, PaulMonthly Zoom Lecture2023-03-21The speaker's internet bandwidth was poor and the sound quality is somewhat distorted.MLS01
Exeter - A Place in TimeRippon, Prof StephenExeter Branch2023-02-22BEX05
The Silver Gill MineAllison, WarrenIndustrial Archaeology Section2023-01-11SIA13
The SWEEP ProjectBateman, Prof IanTavistock and West Devon Section2022-12-16BTA14
Lie of the LandWhiteley, Prof MartonGeology Section2022-11-05SGE12
Britain made from three landmassesDijkstra, Dr ArjanTavistock and West Devon Branch2022-09-16BTA13
Granite, greywacke and the making of the geological maps of DevonMather, Prof JohnPresidential Address2022-09-03This talk was delivered to an audience in The Royal Hotel, Bideford as part of the DA Annual Conference 2022.TDA04
Devon and the Dragon ShipsArnold, NickPublic Lecture2022-09-02This talk was delivered to an audience in The Royal Hotel, Bideford as part of the DA Annual Conference 2022.TDA03
19th Century Field Names of Bridestowe ParishChaplin, EllenHistory Section with Tavistock and West Devon Branch2022-05-05SHI10
What tree rings can tell us of Devon's buildingsMoir, Dr AndyTavistock and West Devon Branch2022-04-29BTA12
James Davidson's Church Notes, 1826-1844Cobley, Dr JillHistory Section2022-04-20This talk was a joint event organised with the Devon & Cornwall Record Society.SHI09
The folklore of DevonNorman, MarkDA Executive Committee2022-03-22This talk was delivered to an audience in the Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey as part of the DA Spring ForumTDA02
I bought a Zoo!Mee, BenjaminTavistock and West Devon Branch2022-03-18This talk was delivered to an audience in the Tavistock Parish Rooms and simultaneously streamed via Zoom.BTA11
Tithe BarnsRogers, JosephBuildings Section2022-03-12Presented at the Buildings Section Spring Meeting at the Devon Rural ArchiveSBU06
Surviving the last Ice Age in Sherford Cave and beyondSchreve, Prof DanielleGeology Section2022-03-07SGE11
Crime and compositionWootton, Dr RobinLiterature and Art Section2022-03-05SLA04
Geology of the Devon CoastHart, Prof MalcolmExeter Branch2022-02-24BEX04
The Distribution of Town Field Names in DevonWilliams, ClaudeHistory Section2022-02-21SHI08
How to look at Devon's heraldryOates, Dr DavidTavistock and West Devon Branch2022-02-18BTA10
Ground beetles and rewildingBetts, Dr CliveEntomology Section2022-01-29SEN01
Coker Canvas: the history of sailcloth manufactureSims, RichardIndustrial Archaeology Section2022-01-27SIA12
Angela, Baroness Burdett-Coutts - the DA's first ladyWootton, Dr RobinHistory Section2022-01-24SHI07
History of Bideford Grammar SchoolBennett, Dr JohnBideford Branch2022-01-21BBI08
Hidden Cities ProjectNevola, Prof Fabrizio and Osborne, Dr KateExeter Branch2022-01-20BEX03
Devon's Wildlife: Shore to MoorWalters, JohnTavistock and West Devon Branch2021-12-10This talk was delivered to an audience in the Tavistock Parish Rooms and simultaneously streamed via Zoom.BTA09
Appledore: Before and NowCarter, DavidBideford Branch2021-12-10This talk was a last-minute change to the published programme.BBI07
Birdwatching on a cosmic scaleField, Dr DanielGeology Section2021-12-09SGE10
The Colourful Arms of Devon's Colourful GentryOates, Dr DavidHistory Section2021-11-20SHI06
Our Crumbling CoastlineDonavan, KajalTavistock and West Devon Branch2021-11-19This talk was delivered to an audience in the Tavistock Parish Rooms and simultaneously streamed via Zoom.BTA08
Devon clockmakersThompson, DavidBideford Branch2021-11-19This talk was delivered to an audience in the Burton Art Gallery and simultaneously streamed via Zoom.BBI06
Cretaceous Forests of AntarcticaFalcon-Lang, Professor HowardGeology Section2021-11-06SGE09
My Life and Work with HorsesWaterer, JonathanIndustrial Archaeology Section2021-11-03SIA11
The Memorials in Tawstock ChurchEaster, Dr CliveBuildings Section2021-10-30SBU05
Our Region RevealedLaws, EmmaHistory Section (October Forum)2021-10-20SHI05
The Moroccan High Atlas MountainsBoulton, Dr SarahGeology Section2021-10-16SGE08
The History of CartoonsBarclay, Professor IanTavistock and West Devon Branch2021-10-15Recorded live in the Tavistock Parish Rooms.BTA07
Coldharbour MillFisher, PeterIndustrial Archaeology Section2021-10-14SIA10
The Upton Pyne Barrows and the Early Bronze Age in DevonQuinnell, Dr HenriettaHistory Section2021-10-11SHI04
Soil: A cornerstone of lifeSchofield, Dr KateEast Devon Branch2021-10-08Talk given in partnership with the Sidmouth Science Festival. Available to all: just click here to watch it on YouTube.
Way of the WharvesTeare, MichaelBideford Branch2021-10-01This talk was delivered to an audience in the Burton Art Gallery and simultaneously streamed via Zoom.BBI05
Eileen Hendriks, the Rock LadyBennett, Dr JennyGeology Section2021-09-18SGE07
Ethics in media medicine - working on the Blue Planet series and Global HealthObolensky, Dr LucyTavistock and West Devon Branch2021-09-17BTA06
What a load of rubbish - the history and industrial archaeology of solids waste managementDaniel, PeterIndustrial Archaeology Section2021-09-14SIA09
The Devonshire Association's Presidential Address: Design, Denial, Darwin and Devon; Some Victorian Devonian reactions to scientific discoveryWootton, Dr RobinThe Devonshire Association AGM2021-09-04DAP01
The Serge Trade in DevonMaunder, PeterIndustrial Archaeology Section2021-07-22SIA08
Mary Anning, the Fossil WomanSharpe, TomGeology Section2021-07-03SGE06
Islam and the Work of the Exeter Mosque and the Muslim Community of DevonAhmed, Imam Kawsar & Hindess, YousufBideford Branch2021-06-25BBI04
Challenges Facing Heritage RailOates, SteveIndustrial Archaeology Section2021-06-22SIA07
Quarternary Glaciation in the Mediterranean MountainsHughes, Prof. PhilGeology Section2021-06-19SGE05
Transhumance and Smart Longhouses on DartmoorThorp, JohnBuildings Section2021-06-17SBU04
What really is Devon's housing need?Mills, Penny & Bratby, Dr PhillipSouth Devon Branch2021-06-10BSD03
A Devon JazzmanMilverton, CraigMusic Section2021-06-09SMU02
Prehistoric Britain, and the Visual ArtsSmiles, Prof. SamLiterature and Art Section2021-05-29SLA03
Harland and Wolff (Appledore)Wood, JohnBideford Branch2021-05-28BBI03
Music in DevonBanfield, Prof. StephenMusic Section2021-05-23SMU01
The Rolle Canal in North DevonWills, AdrianTavistock and West Devon Branch2021-05-21BTA05
The Remarkable Pinwill SistersWilson, Dr HelenBuildings Section2021-05-20SBU03
Estuarine foraminifera and metal pollutionHart, Prof. MalcolmGeology Section2021-05-15SGE04
Iron Ore Mining in Devon and West SomersetAtkinson, Dr MickIndustrial Archaeology Section2021-05-08SIA06
An interview with Dr Ian Mortimer, historian and authorMortimer, Dr IanLiterature and Art Section2021-04-29Audio file only. Discusses the researching and writing of history and historical fiction.SLA02
Mosses and Liverworts: A training sessionPurches, TimBotany Section2021-04-26An illustrated introduction to bryophytesSBO01
Devon Tollhouses - Lost and FoundKanefsky, Dr JohnIndustrial Archaeology Section2021-04-21SIA05
How to Fill a FaultHardman, Dr KitGeology Section2021-04-17SGE03
The ShipParlby, Dr GeriTavistock and West Devon Branch2021-04-16BTA04
The Natural History of Butterflies and MothsHenwood, BarrySouth Devon Branch2021-04-15BSD02
The Wild SouthwestHicks, NigelExeter Branch2021-04-14BEX02
The History of Mount BattenBlythe-Lord, RobinHistory Section2021-04-14SHI03
Exeter Cathedral: Exploring the first 200 yearsWalker, DianeBuildings Section2021-03-27SBU01
Romanesque Sculpture in the South WestWoodcock, Dr AlexBuildings Section2021-03-27SBU02
Lundy - A World ApartGreen, DerekBideford Branch2021-03-26BBI02
The Flora of PlymouthHodgson, Dr BobPlymouth Branch (March Forum)2021-03-24BPL01
Plastics in the OceanThompson, Prof. RichardPlymouth Branch (March Forum)2021-03-24BPL02
The Golden Age of Children's Book IllustrationLaws, EmmaLiterature and Art Section2021-03-20SLA01
Rural Settlements in Roman BritainHorner, BillTavistock and West Devon Branch2021-03-19BTA03
A Photographic Journey Around the SW Coastal PathHolpin, GarySouth Devon Branch2021-03-18BSD01
Devon's Garden HistoryLong, Dr DianneAxe Valley Branch2021-03-17BAX02
Raised Beaches in the South WestTelfer, Dr MattGeology Section2021-03-13SGE02
The Three HaresAndrew, Dr SueExeter Branch2021-03-10BEX01
An Irish El Dorado. Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age GoldStandish, Dr ChrisIndustrial Archaeology Section2021-03-05SIA04
The rise and fall of MemblandMyers, UrsulaHistory Section2021-02-20SHI02
The OkeRail and Connect Bude campaignWolfenden-Brown, Richard & Ireland, Dr MichaelBideford Branch2021-02-19BBI01
The modern wheelwright: the last true wheelwright in the country. A tour of the workshopRowland, GregTavistock and West Devon Branch2021-02-19BTA02
Farming: The solution is within our grasp. So, why does it keep slipping through our fingers?Jackson, Dr RobinIndustrial Archaeology Section2021-02-13SIA03
Dunkeswell airfield and its role in World War IILane-Smith, BrianEast Devon Branch2021-02-12Includes a short talk about Joseph Kennedy Jnr.BED02
The early censuses (1801-1831), and how they can be used to inform Devon's local historyKnapman, DavidHistory Section2021-01-25SHI01
The wreck of the HMS Montagu off LundyMeara, HefinIndustrial Archaeology Section2021-01-21SIA02
The Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Site: a palaeontological viewpointHart, Prof. MalcolmAxe Valley Branch2021-01-20BAX01
Lithium exploration in CornwallWorbey, SallyGeology Section2021-01-16SGE01
The Met Office: A quick guideWhile, JamesTavistock and West Devon Branch2021-01-15BTA01
Charles Kingsley: his writings and timesWootton, Dr RobinEast Devon Branch2021-01-08BED01
Christmas in DevonGray, Dr ToddThe DA2020-12-18TDA01
Silver mining in DevonClaughton, Dr PeterIndustrial Archaeology Section2020-12-10SIA01