British Politics and the Great War - debate, 2 Dec

British Politics and the Great War is a debate to be held on Tuesday 2nd December, at 6 pm in the Amory Moot Room, Unversity of Exeter. Hosted by the Exeter branch of the Historical Association and the University of Exeter History Society, with speakers Prof. Andrew Thorpe, Prof Richard Toye and Dr David Thackeray, the event is free and open to all.

HMS Exeter exhibition, 14-15 Dec

An HMS Exeter exhibition - to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the River Plate, will be on display at Exeter Guildhall - admission free - on Sunday 14th December (12-4pm) and Monday 15th December (10.30am-4.30pm).

The Great War: Stephen Reynolds in Sidmouth

The Great War: Stephen Reynolds in Sidmouth was a talk by Dr Nigel Hyman for the Sid Vale Association on Wed 19 Nov, exploring the little-known contribution of Reynolds (best known for his autobiographical account of Sidmouth fisher-folk, A Poor Man's House) to the organisation of the inshore fishing industry during World War One.We're retaining the news post for its general background on Reynolds and his works.

Devon and Cornwall Record Society

The Devon and Cornwall Record Society announces its new website. Founded in 1904, the Society's aim is to transcribe and publish local records, and to promote local historical studies and genealogical research.

DHS: The Devon Historian, Volume 83, 2014

The Devon Historian, Volume 83, 2014 is now in print. See the Journal page for general contents. Since Volume 82, we have been publishing full abstracts of our journal articles.

DHS - Annual Report 2014

The Devon History Society's 2014 AGM was held on 11th October, and Philipppe Planel presented the Annual Report. For the first time this was produced as a written report rather than remarks on the day, and we are publishing it as it may be of general interest in the light of the Society's new developments over the past year.

DHS - Annual General Meeting 2014

The 2014 Annual General Meeting was held on 11th October We are pleased to announce that Viv Styles has been elected as the new Secretary for the Society. We also had an election for three vacancies on the Council. Jane Bliss (Editor, The Devon Historian) and Dr Todd Gray were re-elected and Martin Smith was elected as a new Council member/Trustee following the resignation of Gerald Quinn, who was thanked by the Chairman for his sterling service to Council over a number of years. Click to read our Annual Report.

Sandford Orleigh: conservation talk, 17 Oct

Newton Abbot Museum has a forthcoming talk on 17th October - Timber Conservation: a case study and more - on the on the conservation of the Sandford Orleigh screen - a Tudor carved-oak screen, said to be one of the best in the country, incorporated as a fireplace surround in a 19th century mansion. The talk is organised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) in association with Newton Abbot Museum's 'Heart of Oak' project.

Bracton exhibition: Exeter Cathedral 22 Sep - 4 Oct

Bracton: Making Laws in Medieval Devon is a forthcoming exhibition showcasing the life and work of the 13th century jurist Henry de Bratton, now remembered for Treatise on the Laws and Customs of England, now called 'Bracton'. The exhibit will be in Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives (free admission) from 22nd-26th September, and in the North Quire Aisle from 29th September - 4th October.