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Talk: Angels of the Floods: Florence Floods and Art Restoration

8th Feb 2023, 10:45 am

Floods devastated Florence in 1966, bringing restorers from all over the world to help restore books, paintings and sculptures. Was this the prelude to climate change now affecting many parts of the world?


Talk: Sabine Baring-Gould

14th Feb 2023, 10:45 am

One of the most extraordinary men of the 19th century, and certainly one of the most remarkable Devonians who ever lived, Rev Baring-Gould was a prolific novelist, folklorist, antiquary, traveler, hymn writer, theologian, and father of 15 children.


Talk: The Story of my New Garden So Far

15th Feb 2023, 10:45 am

Garden designer Jacquie Felix-Mitchell, of Oasis Garden Design, discusses the design and development of her new garden nestled on the edge of Dartmoor. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, and the Garden Media Guild, has featured on Gardeners' Question Time on BBC Radio 4, and has hosted on an award winning RHS Chelsea Garden.


Talk: The Artemis Mission - Returning Humans to the Moon

21st Feb 2023, 10:45 am

A look at the recent and future multinational Artemis moon missions that should return humans to the Moon later this decade... and to Mars beyond that.


Talk: An Audience with the Lady Katherine and a Peep Inside Her Wardrobe

22nd Feb 2023, 10:45 am

The speaker will take you back in time for a wide-ranging exploration of 16th century clothing, the social, economic and political influences on fashion, who wore what, and why.


Talk: Early Visions: West Country Inspiration for Coleridge's Conversation Poems

28th Feb 2023, 10:45 am

A look at Coleridge's sojourn, as newly married man and father, in Nether Stowey in the Quantock Hills and the inspiration it supplied, through local friendships, conversations and excursions, for some of his most celebrated and engaging poems.


Talk: Brass Bands and Brass Instruments - An Insight

1st Mar 2023, 10:45 am

An introduction to modern brass instruments and the variety of sounds they produce, by Philip and Bob, who both play in local brass bands. They will offer an insight into the science of note production, an the range of music that British brass bands play today.


Talk: Animals in Action: Filming and Photographing Devon's Intriguing Marine Life

7th Mar 2023, 10:45 am

Devon's marine life is amazingly colourful, in all senses of the word, from crabs to cuttlefish, and barnacles to blennies. Through recent underwater photographs and video, marine biologist, Paul Naylor will show you some of their surprising activities and the fascination of telling their stories.


Talk: Place Names: A Torbay Tour

8th Mar 2023, 10:45 am

Edwardian guides used to tell tourists that Vansittart Road came from 'fancy tart', the location of Torquay's most exclusive brothel. Let's find out if that was true. Join us on a tour through those Torbay names that you use every day, and we will look at their origins and how they have evolved over the centuries.


Talk: Art of the Devon Garden

14th Mar 2023, 10:45 am

A look at the history of gardens in Devon through art: concentrating on the functional, the formal, exotic plants and the role of the individual.

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