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Talk: The Immortal Gardener

22nd Mar 2023, 10:45 am

Torre Abbey's Head Gardener takes a dive into the much vaunted health benefits of gardening, from growing your own veg to the latest psychological insights into our relationship with the natural world. She is not, unfortunately, actually immortal!


Torquay Museum Society: Looking Forward to the Future

28th Mar 2023, 10:45 am

As Torquay Museum Society moves forward into the hopefully brighter days of this decade, join us at this informal forum to express your own views on where the Society should be going, and which new or past activities we should be supporting beyond the lecture programmes.


Talk: The Mysterious World of Orchids

29th Mar 2023, 10:45 am

The speaker and his family were nurserymen and market gardeners in Exeter as far back as the early 18th century. Graham will explain how the city was responsible for the introduction of orchids from around the world, and how they were hybridized to give us the beautiful flowers we can buy today.


Talk: One Woman, a Harem, and 1000 Cows

4th Apr 2023, 10:45 am

The speaker traveled with two children and her husband to Saudi Arabia in 1977, spent some time with a harem, and made friends with a Bedouin family.


Talk: The Boatmen of Babbacombe Bay

5th Apr 2023, 10:45 am

The story of the fishermen and pleasure boat skippers of Babbacombe Bay in Torquay, from the 1850s to the 1950s, using previously unseen photos and stories from the archives of the speaker's family, about nine of whose ancestors were Babbacombe Boatmen.


Talk: Going Underground - The Cave Elephants of Mount Elgon

11th Apr 2023, 10:45 am

Mt Elgon, an extinct volcano straddling the Kenya/Uganda border, is home to a unique population of elephants. Consuming a montane vegetation made low in minerals by the leaching effect of heavy rainfall, elephants travel up to 150m into the mountain to "mine" the mineral rich volcanic rock.


Talk: VRchaeology

12th Apr 2023, 10:45 am

A look at how Virtual Reality is being used in the capture and presentation of archaeological sites and objects.

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