Global Book Club, World at Lunch, Gown meets Town and Devon Globe Trotters.

Every Thursday lunchtime (when there is not an evening event) we share thoughts on what’s happening in the world ... often based on relevant magazine or newspaper articles.

While this is not possible physically we meeting virtually via Zoom - if you would like to join us please email for details.

Tuesday 06 Jul 2021, 18:00

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Gown meets Town - Tuesday 6th July 6pm to 7:15pm

Dr Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley will talk about his current research into the slave-led revolution in the French Caribbean during the 1790s, which turned France's prized colony of Saint-Domingue into an independent nation state: Haiti. 

Alex is Senior Lecturer in European History at the University of Exeter, with research and teaching interests in the eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Transatlantic world – in particular the interconnected histories of the Haitian and French Revolutions (c.1789-1804). 

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Monday 19 Jul 2021, 18:00

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Global Book Club - Monday 19th July at 6pm

We will discuss -  the presenter of the BBC Radio 4 programme More or Less.

Tim Harford draws on his experience as both an economist and presenter of the BBC's radio show 'More or Less' to take us deep into the world of disinformation and obfuscation, bad research and misplaced motivation to find those priceless jewels of data and analysis that make communicating with numbers so rewarding.

Through vivid storytelling he reveals how we can evaluate the claims that surround us with confidence, curiosity and a healthy level of scepticism.

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Tuesday 22 Jun 2021, 17:00

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Celebrating Windrush Day - Tuesday 22nd June

Our plans for Celebrating Windrush Day this year have been greatly curtailed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

However, the Devon Windrush Flag will be flown outside County Hall on Topsham Road during the week. 

There will be a brief flag raising ceremony, for invited guests only, on Monday afternoon.

Thursday 01 Jul 2021, 19:00

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DDE Summer Party - Thursday 1st July

Join us to celebrate another successful year for DDE

    ‘Visits’ to Tibet, Belize, Poland and Croatia

    Restarter kits for families in rural Uganda

    Funds for Fairtrade farmers

       affected by the volcanic eruption

    Celebrating Windrush in Devon

    Telling our Stories, Finding our Roots

with presentations, videos, activities and a quiz!

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Devon Globe Trotters

Travelling in Tibet - Wednesday 21st April 2021 -

Belize: Then and Now - Tuesday 18th May 2021 -

Gown meets Town

Immigration Detention in the UK - Thursday 10th December 2020

World at Six Talks

Fridays for Futures - Green New Deal  - Thursday 22nd October 2020

Sustainable Beekeeping in Africa - Thursday 12th November 2020

The Impact of Period Poverty on Girls in Kenya - Thursday 26th November 2020  

My Polish Heritage - Wednesday 12th May 2021

An Introduction to Croatia - Thursday 27th May 2021

Girls' Education and the G7 - Thursday 10th June 2021

Celebrating Windrush in Devon 2021

Bananas, St Vincent and Fairtrade : Exploring the Fairtrade Primary Schools Conferences - Tuesday 9th March 2021

Celebrating Fairtrade in the Caribbean - Thursday 4th March 2021

COVID, the NHS and its effects on the Windrush and BAME Community - Thursday 18th February 2021

Christmas in Trinidad and Tobago - Thursday 28th January 2021

Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks and my family’s involvement in UK Civil Rights - Thursday 21st January 2021 There is a 'gap' in this  video where copyright materilal has been removed.

Our Wndrush Stories - 23rd March 2021

Telling our Stories: Finding our Roots - Devon's Multicultural History

The Polish Navy in Okehampton - 23rd November 2020

In Conversation with ... stories from Bideford

Celebrating Black History Month in Devon: Start the Week Talks 2020

Telling Our Stories - Finding Our Roots:Devon’s Multi-Cultural History Monday 5th October 2020  

Celebrating Windrush in Devon:Our Windrush Stories Monday 12th October 2020

Is there still a place for Black History Month? Monday 19th October 2020  

Black Futures: A discussion about taking action and campaigning for change Monday 26th October 2020

These the recordings of the Zoom sessions are unedited