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
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.
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