Devon History Society – 2017 Programme

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Saturday, 18 February 2017
14:00 – 17:00

Feeding the Nation in World War One: A Symposium organised by Devon Gardens Trust at Hannah’s at Seale Hayne, Howton Lane, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6NQ

See Devon Gardens Trust website for programme.  DHS members may attend for the same fee as Devon Gardens Trust members.

Saturday, 11 March 2017
11:00 – 16:30

Study Day on Early Victorian Schools in Devon at St. Sidwell’s Community Centre, Exeter, EX4 6NN

Saturday, 29 April 2017
10:30 – 16:30

From Domesday to Today: How Devon Has Been Governed Over the Centuries: Joint Conference with the British Association for Local History at the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus

Also includes a visit to Exeter Cathedral Library on Friday, 28 April 2017, 14:30 – 15:30 pm (numbers limited).

Tuesday, 9 May 2017
19:00 – 21:00

Lecture in conjunction with the Historical Association, Plymouth Branch at Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

Todd Gray – Slander and Insults in Elizabethan Devon

Tickets available in advance from Peninsula Arts Booking Office, Roland Levinsky Building (open 13:00 -17:00, Mon-Fri).  DHS members can obtain a free ticket for this event by presenting their copy of The Devon Historian for 2016 at the box office when booking.  Meeting also free for national and Plymouth Branch members of the Historical Association.

Saturday, 13 May 2017
10:00 – 16:00

Oats, Sprats and Barley Bread: Feeding Devon in World War 1: A Symposium at the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus

Monday, 22 May 2017
14:00 – 16:00

Lecture at Mint Methodist Centre, Fore St., Exeter, EX4 3AT

John Smith – The Exeter Blitz of 1942: Why did the German Bombers Get Through?

Monday, 5 June 2017
14:15 – 16:00

Lecture at Mint Methodist Centre, Fore St., Exeter, EX4 3AT

Mark Hailwood – Women’s Work in Devon, 1500-1700

Thursday, 15 June 2017
14:00 – 16:00

Seminar at the University of Plymouth, Rolle Building, Room 214, PL4 8AA

Angela Smith – Women, the Vote and World War One: Researching Local Stories

Saturday, 17 June 2017
10:00 – 16:00

Summer Meeting at The Phoenix Hall, St. John’s Lane, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9FF, hosted by Bovey Tracey Heritage Trust

Monday, 25 September 2017
19:00 – 21:00

Lecture at Devon Rural Archive, Shilstone, Modbury, PL21 0TW

Ghee Bowman – Crossing the Imperial Colour Bar: Muslim Indian Soldiers in Devon in World War II

Saturday, 14 October 2017
10:00 – 16:00

AGM and Conference at University of Exeter, Streatham Campus on: Education in Devon

Friday, 17 November 2017
19:30 – 21:00

Illustrated Lecture at Tavistock Parish Centre, 5A Plymouth Road, Tavistock, PL19 8AU, in conjunction with the Tavistock Branch of the Devonshire Association

Peter Mason – A Wild and Wondrous Region: How Dartmoor has been Portrayed in Art from the 18th to the 21st Century