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Simon Yates: My Mountain Life

On the remote Siula Grande in Peru in June 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperately unenviable position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his injured partner, Joe Simpson, dangling on the rope 50 metres below.  His decision to cut the rope saved both their lives in the epic […]

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The Vintage Hour, Fashion Talk Evening

The Vintage Hour Presents ‘The Influence of Asia on Vintage Fashion’ Tuesday 20th November, 7pm-8pm After last months success of our first ever fashion talk, we are delighted to announce next exposé, ‘The Influence of Asia on Vintage Fashion’. Having grown up in South East Asia, Willow has accumulated a wealth of knowledge on the […]

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Years of Living Dangerously – A Woman’s View on War

Thur 22 November £18, £16 Early Bird (Before 5th Nov) Doors and bar open at 6.30, Talk starts at 7.00 Gallery 20 Since an unexpected wedding invitation led her to move to Peshawar 30 years ago, Christina Lamb OBE has become one of Britain’s best known foreign correspondents, as well as a bestselling author. As […]

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Kate Adie: The way that WW1 changed women’s lives, from surgery to soccer

Mon 17 Sep Bar 6.30pm, Talk 7pm to 8pm £18 (early bird £16 until 26 Aug) Bestselling author and award-winning former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie reveals the ways in which women’s lives were transformed during World War One. With a generation of men heading off to fight, Kate will bring to light how […]

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Annual Drecki Lecture: A Life in Art

Phil Creek, Honorary Academician and Chair of The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts will provide insights into his life-long passion as artist and teacher. Phil will not only share his work as a painter, art teacher and Devon County Art & Design Adviser, but also his experience leading and exhibiting with The […]

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V&A: Embracing the past, preserving the future

Dr Tristram Hunt discusses how the V&A’s founding commitment to art, education and industry continues to define the Museum today. Tracing its genesis from its Victorian roots, Dr Hunt explores the birth of the institution we now know. He considers how the V&A’s British, Germanic, Indian and Oriental origins engendered a world-class collection through which […]

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Employing People – Ten Top Tips

This talk will provide a summary of ten top tips for business owners or managers who employ staff or who are thinking of doing so in the future. The information in Ten Top Tips, has been specifically designed with smaller businesses in mind. The aim is to help you understand both legal essentials and easy […]

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Building a High Growth Business Model with New Products/Services

Why do something new? Markets don’t stand still and neither should your business, which is why turning an idea into a commercial success is crucial. Launching a new product or service, streamlining a process, or looking for opportunities to grow is challenging. So how do you achieve this? Innovation isn’t just white coats and laboratories. […]

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Illustrated Talk

A Powerpoint Presentation on Dr C N Lovely who , with like minded persons in the 1920s, took major steps to alleviate the Slum Housing problem in Exeter at the time and formed the Exeter Workmen’s Dwellings Company. His work carries on today but his efforts and achievements are known about by few and this […]

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Paper Conservation

Deborah Phillips is a Senior Archive Conservator for the Devon Archives and Local Studies Service. She will talk about paper history, conservation and preservation, with some interesting images gathered over the years. There will be materials and a display of books from our own Library and Archives. About the series This event is part of […]

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