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News

Cooking the books

Voltaire is said to have remarked that, ‘England has a hundred religions and only one sauce’ – our heritage collection suggests otherwise. This year, we are celebrating Heritage Open Days (10-19 September 2021) with a book display in the Outer Library curated by one of our members, Tony Rhodes.

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The Royal Record

Our collections are full of surprises. August's Book of the Month was discovered by one of our volunteers, Tony Rhodes, while working on the heritage collection in the Outer Library.

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Current covid guidelines at the DEI – from 1st March 2022

Wearing a mask is encouraged but not enforced and the current guidance for Museums, Libraries and Archives from the DDCMS is  that 'We continue to suggest the use of face coverings in enclosed or crowded places, particularly where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet'

Please do not visit the Institution if you have tested positive for Covid-19. 

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Our Region Revealed – our project so far

In this video, Emma Laws talks about our digitisation project, funded by The Pilgrim Trust, the National Lottery and Friends of Devon's Archives. If you are considering a similar project and would like to know more about how we planned and implemented our digitisation project, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch!

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Weather reporting at the Devon and Exeter Institution

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day ... Are you wondering where summer is? From January 1817, one of the most important tasks of the Librarian at the Devon and Exeter Institution was taking twice-daily readings from the Institution's barometer and thermometer and recording them in a meteorological register.

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