Events Calendar

Dec
6
Thu
Christmas lunch, Thursday 6 December 2018 @ Cowick Barton
Dec 6 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This year the Christmas lunch on is being held again at Cowick Barton. Full details of the booking arrangements, including the menu, can be found in Newsletter 36, which is available on this website. Cheques should be sent to Gwyneth, along with an indication of your food preferences from the menu.

The closing date for booking is Thursday 8 November. Please note that, once you have booked, refunds of your payment will only be possible up to 22 November, if you have to cancel.

Jan
28
Mon
Talk – John Allan on ‘Recent Work on the Medieval Glass of Exeter Cathedral’ @ Cowick Barton
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

John Allan

We welcome a return visit by John Allan. In his position as Archaeologist at Exeter Cathedral, he has been closely involved in the extensive conservation work on the Great East Window. This has provided an opportunity for a careful study of the medieval glass.

The figure of Abraham in the Great East Window

The external scaffolding has recently been removed, and the window can now be seen again in all its glory.

Meet for lunch from 12 noon, with the talk at 2 pm.

Feb
27
Wed
Talk – Julia Neville on ‘Exeter War Hospitals 1914-1919’ @ Cowick Barton
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

‘Stories of Exeter’s War Hospitals, 1914-1919’  was one of the projects supported by the county’s Devon Remembers Heritage Project to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. It explored what life was like on the home front in Devon. A small research group from Exeter Local History Society (composed of former NHS staff) explored the range of information that survives about the seven sites in Exeter that were used as Red Cross temporary war hospitals, the patients who were admitted to them, and the staff and volunteers who provided treatment and care within the hospitals and in the wider community.

Reed Hall, then called Streatham Hall, was Hospital number 7.

Dr Julia Neville, an Honorary University Fellow of the History Department, was Research Coordinator of the Group, and will tell us what their research group discovered.

Meet for lunch from 12 noon, with the talk at 2 pm.

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