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The DAS Winter Meeting programme is one of the regular features of the Society’s year.

This is a programme of hour long talks from guest speakers on a wide range of archaeological subjects, local and international, that are held at least once a month between October and March. The 2017-18 Winter Meetings took audiences from the myth and archaeology of Troy to the Neolithic of Orkney, via many other fascinating sites. The full programme can be found here and will be updated once the next year’s programme is finalised, as well as on the main Winter Meetings page.

Winter Meetings are usually held in the splendid surroundings of Exeter’s historic Guildhall. Our annual joint Winter Meeting with the Prehistoric Society is usually held in January at County Hall, Exeter.

The Winter Meetings are free and are open to non-members. No booking is required but numbers are limited by the size of the venue. We hope to see you at a future Meeting.

If you would like to suggest ideas for Meetings or would like to comment please contact the Hon. Winter Meeting Secretary.

Past Events › Winter Meetings

October 2018

Winter Meeting: Life on the edge… of Plymouth and Dartmoor: recent archaeological work on prehistoric and Romano-British settlement

October 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Portland Sq Plymouth, Portland Square, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus
Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA United Kingdom

Lecturer: Bill Horner,  County Archaeologist, Devon County Council Bill Horner will discuss the findings from a number of archaeological projects which are revealing evidence for prehistoric funerary practice, settlement and industrial activity in the late prehistoric and Romano-British period in an area that until quite recently had seen relatively little archaeological investigation. Joint meeting with the Plymouth Archaeological Society. Please check their website for latest information. Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building. Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA

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Winter Meeting (repeat of lecture delivered in Spring 2018): Not so quiet in the South West? An update on the Roman military Establishments excavated in and around Exeter

October 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Exeter Guildhall, High Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3EB United Kingdom

Lecturer: Dr John Pamment Salvatore, President, Devon Archaeological Society An update on the Roman military Establishments excavated in and around Exeter during the last 20 years and how these discoveries are changing perceptions. This lecture was first given in Spring 2018 but is being repeated as demand was so great that not everyone could be accommodated within the safety limits of the venue

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November 2018

Winter Meeting: Devon Archaeological Society and Royal Albert Memorial Museum Anniversaries

November 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Exeter Guildhall, High Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3EB United Kingdom

Lecture: Tom Cadbury, RAM Museum Curator  

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December 2018

Winter Meeting (90th Anniversary event): The Devon Archaeological Society and the study of Roman Devon

December 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Council Chamber, County Hall, Topsham Rd
Exeter, Devon EX2 4QU United Kingdom

Anniversary Meeting to celebrate 90 years since the inaugural meeting of the Devon Archaeological Exploration Society, which later became the Devon Archaeological Society. Lecturer: Professor Valerie Maxfield, Vice-President, Devon Archaeological Society. There will be a reception hosted by the Society starting at 7:00 pm, to which members are invited. The Lecture, which is open to non-members as well as members, will start at 7:30 pm    

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January 2019

Winter Meeting: The Devon Archaeological Society and the study of Prehistoric Devon

January 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Exeter Guildhall, High Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3EB United Kingdom

The Devon Archaeological Society and the study of Prehistoric Devon Lecturer: Henrietta Quinnell, Vice-President, Devon Archaeological Society Lunchtime Meeting 12.30pm. Open to non-members as well as members

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February 2019

Winter Meeting: The Devon Archaeological Society and the study of Medieval Devon

February 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Exeter Guildhall, High Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3EB United Kingdom

The Devon Archaeological Society and the study of Medieval Devon John Allan, Vice-President, Devon Archaeological Society Lunchtime Meeting 12.30pm. Open to non-members as well as members

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