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TALKS

Talk: Tropical Rainforests

6th Dec 2022, 10:45 am

An explanation of how rainforests are organised and how these enormously complex environments tick. 

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Talk: The Physics of Piracy

7th Dec 2022, 10:45 am

Do pirate movies get the science right? Have you ever wondered if pirates needed gold and silver for more than just their riches? Perhaps humble pirates know more about the physics of piracy than might appear at first sight? Nautical Engineer and thespian Dr Johnty Depp will take his audience on a unique journey through the worlds of piracy and physics - unusual bedfellows. 

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Talk: The Christmas Star and the Advent of the Calendar

13th Dec 2022, 10:45 am

In this festive-themed talk, engineer and amateur astronomer Dave Norman examines the reality and myth of the Christmas Star, and explores the development and origins of the calendar. 

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Talk: Behind the Scenes at Dartmoor Search and Rescue

10th Jan 2023, 10:45 am

Hill Party Leader, Alan Pewsey, presents an entertaining and informative talk on the work of the important service provided by the volunteers of Dartmoor Search and Rescue, including film footage behind the scenes, and details of callouts. 

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Talk: My Butterfly Memories - Spain

11th Jan 2023, 10:45 am

Naturalist Bill Hudson shares his butterfly encounters and beautiful photographs from his journeys around Spain. 

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Talk: The English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark

17th Jan 2023, 10:45 am

English Riviera Geopark Coordinator and author, Mel Border, gives a fascinating account of one of the world's most beautiful and significant Geoparks, designated in 2007 by UNESCO because of its unique and often spectacular geology and natural environment. 

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Talk: Adventures in Filmmaking with an Award-Winning Film Director

18th Jan 2023, 10:45 am

A fascinating insight into the career of an award-winning director, including his creative influences, working with Reece Shearsmith, creating an animated opening titles sequence for a horror anthology film for Neil Marshall and many other directors, writing a radio play featured in the New York Times, and what's next. 

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Talk: An Alternative History of Morris Dancing

24th Jan 2023, 10:45 am

An eclectic take on how Morris dancing arrived on these shores and how it became embedded in the English Folk scene. The speaker will describe the various forms of Morris dancing today and discuss how it might evolve. 

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Talk: Kents Cavern

25th Jan 2023, 10:45 am

Reflecting on two decades of running Kents Cavern, Nick will also explore his involvement with Torbay's UNESCO Global Geopark designation. A fascinating illustrated talk about Kents Cavern's unique and long association with humankind - maybe the longest human link to any one place on the planet. 

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Talk: Wildlife Highlights of 2022

31st Jan 2023, 10:45 am

Wildlife stories from the south-west and further afield, including 'jumping beans' sawlifes, Lunar Hornet Moths and wild hamsters. 

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