The Society at a Glance

Who Are We: Trustees & Executive Committee

Safeguarding Policies – Children & Vulnerable Adults

Society Rules

Annual General Meetings

Society News

For latest News about the Society’s activities and forthcoming events, please click here.

Activities open to members

Each year we have a varied range of activities designed to encourage ongoing learning and participation:
• Evening lectures monthly throughout the winter.
• Lecture courses in the winter months
• Field visits to archaeological sites and to excavations from spring to autumn a variety of seminars and training sessions. Find out more here.
• Conferences. Symposia and meetings announced individually and publicised via mailings and in the Newsletter. ‘Archaeology in Devon’ is a regular full-day of entertaining and informative lectures and displays held in late spring/ early summer. DAS also participates with other societies, such as its Cornish counterpart, to present join events covering wider audiences.

Conservation of Devon’s archaeological heritage

The Society is consulted by a wide range of organisations on proposals which may affect this and also initiates debate on relevant topics. Most recently such consultations have involved Princesshay and the historic core of Exeter. It has responded to numerous consultation documents – the Devon Structure Plan, the Devon County Minerals Local Plan and DEFRA’s proposals on rights of way.


The Society publishes its Proceedings annually, as well as three newsletters each year and occasional papers. Past issues may be purchased. For more information on Publications, click here.

To join the Society

Click here for a membership form. On joining you will receive a welcome pack which will provide you with details of what is going on, and copies of recent publications.


The Society has premises in Berkeley House, Dix’s Field, Exeter which provide a friendly venue for seminars and indoor training events. These are available for hire by other organisations. Click here for more information.
Research Funding

The Society runs a small Charitable Objectives Fund which can provide annual sums for research to which members with suitable projects can apply.