Forthcoming Speakers

   Speakers for monthly meetings. September 2017-June 2108

Date                                Speaker                                Topic

18 September            Ian Handford                                                             Blue Plaques in Devon

A lot of famous people have lived in or had some close connection with Devon.  Ian is Chairman of Torbay Civic Society and he will be giving us a talk about the blue plaques and how they help to celebrate the lives of these people


16th October            Roger Avery                                                              Natural History of Teign Estuary

We all love the Teign Estuary don’t we, especially when the sun is on the water and the sea is aquiline blue.   Roger will  however give us a different aspect about the estuary and say why it is so important to Devon


20th November            Dr Sam Bridgwater                                                Pebblebed heaths

Dr Bridgewater is the Nature Conservation Manager for East Devon.  He will present a talk on why the pebblebed heaths are an area of Special Scientific interest and why conservation of these is so important


18th December

Our last meeting of 2017 and of course just one week away from Christmas day.    We are planning an informal but entertaining afternoon featuring festive food, music and a quiz.   We have not finalised the details of this as yet so watch out for the next newsletter and of course check the website.



January 15            Diane Flavin                                                                  The work of Dawlish library

A library is more than just books.   Dawlish Library offers a range of services and facilities to the community.  Diane is the Dawlish Library Supervisor and she is pleased to be given the opportunity to tell us all about them


February 19th            Chris Marsh                                                           The life of Rabindranath Tagore

Chris is a member of Dawlish U3A and an active participant of the Great Lives group.  She has written a very interesting book about this remarkable man and has also presented fascinating information about to the Great Lives group.     Chris has volunteered to reach out to a wider audience and I am sure you will enjoy her talk.


March 19th            Charlie Palmer                                                             Dowsing

Dowsing is an activity that involves searching for underground water streams and identifying ley lines, a form of magnetic energy often using a forked stick.     Charlie will give us an exposition about how it works and what value it has



April 16th AGM

No speaker is planned for the AGM however this is an opportunity for us to reflect on the past year and think about developments for 2018-2019.

Post AGM

Talks are planned for May 21st and June 18th and more information will be given about these later.   We welcome suggestions for speakers and would also be interested in hearing from you if you wish to do a presentation yourself.  It’s not that scary and members will always be interested in what you say