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 23 February 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 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)


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