The Voyages and Travels collection contains stories of courage, determination, curiosity, and desire for fame and fortune. It tells of brave endeavours to extend knowledge of art, geography, history and science, and to understand the manners and customs of the people encountered. The collection mirrors the values and interests, both positive and negative, of the early members of the Devon and Exeter Institution, and the virtues and vices of travel and travel literature.
Treatises on Cider (1755), is a collaborative piece, and is currently on display as part of our “Looking Between the Lines: Marginalia in the DEI Collections” exhibition. It is the result of various writers forwarding new advice, or even intervening to interrupt the directions of the current speaker.
Building work is continuing in the Inner Library and we hope to resume lunches by the end of February
We are delighted to be offering lunches in the Courtenay Room for Spring, with our new catering partner, Cebi. Lunches will be available every Wednesday.
Please see the noticeboard for weekly specials.