Friday evening lectures have been a popular feature of the DEI for many years. We have arranged an exciting programme again for the coming Autumn and Winter and added several early evening events.

The Friday evening talks will be preceded as usual by supper from Tea of the Green.  Doors open at 6pm for drinks and supper with the talk starting at about 7.30pm. Tickets cost £16.

The Wednesday ‘tea, cake and a talk’ events start at 5.00pm. Tickets cost £10.

Tickets for all events are bookable on line via or at the office (phone: 01392 274727).

  • Wed 9th October – 5.00pm  Devon Orchards: how Devon took to Cider Michael Gee
  • Fri 25th October – 6.00pm The Courtenay Family Manuscripts at Powderham Henry French & James Clark
  • Wed 6th November – 5.00pm  Letters home to Devon from the Crimean War David Parker
  • Fri 29th November 6.00pm    General Sir Redvers Buller VC  Robert Guyver
  • Fri 24 January – 6.00pm  Colour in Art Roger Cairns
  • Fri 28 February – 6.00pm The story of two capital cities: Exeter and London- the first thousand years Peter Marsden
  • Fri 27 March – 6.00pm  The Herapeth family; a medical and scientific dynasty Brian Vincent
  • Fri 24 April – 6.00pm  Bishopsteignton – home to Nelson’s admirals Jenny Ridd