Events

Our upcoming talks, tours, workshops and seminars

Details of all our upcoming events can be found below.
If you are planning to attend a face-to-face event at the Archive, please take a moment to read our blog about how we will be minimising the risks and making our venue Covid-19 secure during 2022.

Evening Lecture Programme 2022

Evening Lecture Programme 2022

The Devon Rural Archive’s 2022 Evening Lecture Programme. You are invited to join us at the DRA, at 7pm on the first Thursday of every month, to learn about aspects of Devon’s history, archaeology and architecture, through a series of special talks. Our programme, now...

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Shilstone House Tour | 21.06.2022

Shilstone House Tour | 21.06.2022

On Tuesday 21st June 2022 at 2pm, our resident archaeologist, Abi Gray, will lead a guided tour of Shilstone House and gardens. Guests will explore the history of the site through its surviving archaeology and rare architectural features before seeing the results of...

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Marine Heritage on the Torridge Estuary | 07.07.2022

Marine Heritage on the Torridge Estuary | 07.07.2022

Marine Heritage on the Torridge Estuary. An illustrated talk by Dr. Michael Teare on Thursday, 7th July, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. The Torridge Estuary and Bideford have a long and fascinating maritime history with boat building documented back to...

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Shilstone House Tour | 12.07.2022

Shilstone House Tour | 12.07.2022

On Tuesday 12th July 2022 at 2pm, our resident archaeologist, Abi Gray, will lead a guided tour of Shilstone House and gardens. Guests will explore the history of the site through its surviving archaeology and rare architectural features before seeing the results of...

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The Hole Family of Parke, Bovey Tracey | 04.08.2022

The Hole Family of Parke, Bovey Tracey | 04.08.2022

The Hole Family of Parke, Bovey Tracey: five Generations of mixed fortunes, & a final loss which was really a gain.An illustrated talk by Dr. Frances Billinge on Thursday, 4th August, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. The Hole family were one of the most...

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Shilstone House Tour | 09.08.2022

Shilstone House Tour | 09.08.2022

On Tuesday 9th August 2022 at 2pm, our resident archaeologist, Abi Gray, will lead a guided tour of Shilstone House and gardens. Guests will explore the history of the site through its surviving archaeology and rare architectural features before seeing the results of...

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The Icelandic Adventures of Pike Ward | 01.09.2022

The Icelandic Adventures of Pike Ward | 01.09.2022

The Icelandic Adventures of Pike Ward of Teignmouth. An illustrated talk by Katherine Findlay on Thursday, 1st September, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. Pike Ward, a fish merchant from Teignmouth, became one of the most important people in Iceland in the late...

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Shilstone’s Historic Landscape Tour | 05.09.2022

Shilstone’s Historic Landscape Tour | 05.09.2022

A rare opportunity to explore the historic landscape at Shilstone with our resident archaeologist, Abi Gray, on Monday 5th September 2022 at 2pm. Shilstone House occupies a truly exceptional site, at the head of a steep sided valley containing evidence of occupation...

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Shilstone House Tour | 20.09.2022

Shilstone House Tour | 20.09.2022

On Tuesday 20th September 2022 at 2pm, our resident archaeologist, Abi Gray, will lead a guided tour of Shilstone House and gardens. Guests will explore the history of the site through its surviving archaeology and rare architectural features before seeing the results...

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Spirit of Adventure: Rebuilding Plymouth | 06.10.2022

Spirit of Adventure: Rebuilding Plymouth | 06.10.2022

Spirit of Adventure: the Plymouth Blitz and the post-war rebuilding of the cityAn illustrated talk by Dr. Clare Maudling on Thursday, 6th October, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. Virtually all blitzed cities claim to have suffered the worst bomb damage of the...

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