Talks and Lectures at the Devon and Exeter Institution

Exeter, Devon
Talks and Lectures at the Devon and Exeter Institution


'Hidden Nature' - a season of talks and conversazione filmed at the Institution, presented monthly via our website! The theme of our series this year is Hidden Nature.   We will explore some of the hidden aspects of Devon, our heritage building, library and Enlightenment collections in general, through the eyes of a diverse group of speakers.

Talks will be uploaded to our website on the last weekend of the month. We know members love the atmosphere of evening talks at the Institution but our cosy space does not allow for large scale events at present. We look forward to bringing back live events in a way which is comfortable and safe for all. In the meantime, please enjoy our Winter 20/Spring 21 programme:


October 2020 – Emma Laws, Director of Collections and Research

Westcountry Colours: Beatrix Potter in Devon and Cornwall 


November 2020 – Dr Ingrid Pollard, Artist and Dr Ella S. Mills, Social and Cultural Historian

In Conversation 


December 2020 – Christmas ensemble special

Seasonal readings from our collection


January 2021 – Joe Rowing, Deputy Headmaster, Exeter Mathematics School

Beautiful Experiments: How two simple experiments changed the face of science


February 2021– Professor Ricarda Schmidt, Professor of German and Steven Bramble, Portraitist

German Dreams and Dreamers


March 2021 - Paul Auchterlonie, Subject Librarian

Devon and the Middle East: an illustrated talk


April 2021 – Emma Dunn, Director of Programme and Projects and Marcus Chantrey, Conservation Architect

If Walls Could Talk

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