2nd THURSDAY of the month, except August, 10 for 10.30 am
NEXT MEETING - 9th January 2020
|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu Feb 13th||The Colourful Lives of Devon’s Marine Wildlife|
Dazzlingly coloured fish building nests and guarding territories, limpets battling, crabs replacing their armour and then decorating it, sea slugs getting weapons from their food..... These are a few of the surprising activities that go on close to our beaches here in Devon. This talk given by Marine Biologist Paul Naylor will show that the reality of marine life is extremely colourful, in terms of both visual impact and animal behaviour.
|Thu Mar 12th||Three Hares – the Cross-cultural Journey of a Medieval Motif|
Historian Susan Andrew will be telling us about the intriguing image of three hares running in a circle, and sharing ears which form a triangle in the centre of the design. This motif is found in the sacred places of three major religions between the sixth and the eighteenth centuries. The motif is a puzzle, for although each creature is depicted with two ears, between them there are only three.
|Thu Apr 9th||Being a Yeoman Warder|
Our speaker John Keohane, was Chief Yeoman Warder, the most senior member of the Sovereign’s Bodyguard based at the Tower of London, and often referred to by visitors as “Beefeaters.” One ceremonial role of the Chief Yeoman Warder involves the nightly closing down ceremony of the Tower known as the Ceremony of the Keys.
|Thu May 14th||Annual General Meeting|
To include a talk entitled…………
Passports, Assassins & Spies
Thrill to a dramatic account given by Martin Lloyd of how the actions of a group of assassins brought about a change in the passport regulations; how the unmasking of a spy caused a modification in passport design and how, for one man, the passport itself turned into a killer.