Videos of talks available


In response to requests from members, we are now recording some of the Zoom talks given to the Association’s Branches and Sections.

Access to the talks is restricted to DA members only and all you need to do is send an email request to our Honorary Secretary who will check your eligibility and send a link for the video selected.

Email: hon.sec@devonassoc.org.uk

As of 8 May 2021 the following talks are available


Silver mining in Devon

Dr Peter Claughton for the Industrial Archaeology Section on 10 December 2020. (Original event page)

Christmas in Devon

Dr Todd Gray MBE on 18 December 2020. (Original event page)

Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley: his writings and times

Dr Robin Wootton for the East Devon Branch on 8 January 2021. (Original event page)

The Met Office: A quick guide

James While (Met Office) for the Tavistock and West Devon Branch on 15 January 2021. (Original event page)

Lithium exploration in Cornwall

Sally Worbey (Cornish Lithium) for the Geology Section on 16 January 2021. (Original event page)

Ammonite pavement
near Lyme Regis

The Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Site: a palaeontological viewpoint

Professor Malcolm Hart for the Axe Valley Branch on 20 January 2021.  An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

The wreck of the HMS Montagu off Lundy

Hefin Meara for the Industrial Archaeology Section on 21 January 2021.  An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

The early censuses (1801-1831), and how they can be used to inform Devon’s local history

David Knapman for the History Section on 25 January 2021.  An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

Dunkeswell airfield and its role in World War II

A talk by Brian Lane-Smith given to East Devon Branch on 12 February 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session including a short informal talk about Joseph Kennedy Jnr. is also available. (Original event page)

Farming: The solution is within our grasp. So, why does it keep slipping through our fingers?

A talk by Dr Robin Jackson given to the Industrial Archaeology Section on 13 February 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

The OkeRail and Connect Bude campaign

Talks by Richard Wolfenden-Brown and Dr Michael Ireland given to Bideford Branch on Friday 19 February. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

The modern wheelwright: the last true wheelwright in the country

A tour of the workshop by Greg Rowland given to our Tavistock and West Devon Branch on 19 February 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

The Bull and Bear Gates at Membland. Photo by Martin Bodman (edited).

The rise and fall of Membland

A talk by Ursula Myers given to our History Section on Saturday 20 February 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

An Irish El Dorado. Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Gold

A talk by Dr Chris Standish given to our Industrial Archaeology Section on Friday 5 March 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

The Three Hares

A talk by Dr Sue Andrew given to our Exeter Branch on Wednesday 10 March 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

Raised Beaches in the South West

A talk by Dr Matt Telfer given to our Geology Section on Saturday 13 March 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

Devon’s Garden History

A talk by Dr Dianne Long given to our Axe Valley Branch on Wednesday 17 March 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

New Year Sunrise. © Gary Holpin Photography.

A Photographic Journey Around the SW Coastal Path 

A talk by Gary Holpin given to our South Devon Branch on Thursday 18 March 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

Rural Settlements in Roman Britain 

A talk by Bill Horner given to our Tavistock and West Devon Branch on Friday 19 March 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

The Golden Age of Children’s Book Illustration

A talk by Emma Laws given to our Literature and Arts Section on Saturday 20 March 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

The Flora of Plymouth

A talk by Dr Bob Hodgson given to the March Forum hosted by the Plymouth Branch on Wednesday 24 March 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available.

Plastics in the Ocean

A talk by Professor Richard Thompson given to the March Forum hosted by the Plymouth Branch on Wednesday 24 March 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available.

Lundy – A World Apart

A talk by Derek Green given to our Bideford Branch on Friday 26 March 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

Exeter Cathedral: Exploring the first 200 years

A talk by Diane Walker given to our Buildings Section on Saturday 27 March 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

Romanesque Sculpture in the South West

A talk by Dr Alex Woodcock given to our Buildings Section on Saturday 27 March 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

The Wild Southwest

A talk by Nigel Hicks given to our Exeter Branch on Wednesday 14 April 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

The History of Mount Batten

A talk by Robin Blythe-Lord given to our History Section on Wednesday 14 April 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

The Natural History of Butterflies and Moths

A talk by Barry Henwood given to our South Devon Branch on Thursday 15 April 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

The Ship

A talk by Dr Geri Parlby given to our Tavistock and West Devon Branch on Friday 16 April 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

How to Fill a Fault

A talk by Dr Kit Hardman given to our Geology Section on Saturday 17 April 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

Devon Tollhouses – Lost and Found

A talk by Dr John Kanefsky given to our Industrial Archaeology Section on Wednesday 21 April 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

Mosses and Liverworts: A training session

An illustrated introduction to bryophytes by Tim Purches, Secretary of the Botany Section, on Monday 26 April 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

An interview with Dr Ian Mortimer

Historian and author Dr Ian Mortimer discusses the researching and writing of history and historical fiction.  Delivered to the Literature and Arts Section on Thursday 29 April 2021. Please note that this is an audio file only. (Original event page)

Iron Ore Mining in Devon and West Somerset

A talk by Dr Mick Atkinson given to our Industrial Archaeology Section on Saturday 8 May 2021. An audio file of the Q&A session is also available. (Original event page)

 


More talks will be added to this list, so check back regularly.