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Upcoming Events

The informal World at Lunch discussion group continues every Thursday 1pm to 2pm when there is not a special.  

Food Glorious Food - 6-month Post of Project Cordinator 

This is a 6 month post, 15 hours per week, mid January until mid July 2016, based at DDE’s office in Exeter Community Centre, Exeter, but working in both in Exeter and Plymouth. The rate of pay is £100 per day (£26,000 pro rata)

The Food, Glorious Food project is co-funded by Awards 4 All and Devon Development Education. The Co-ordinator will set up Local Community Food Groups in 8 urban or inner-city communities in Exeter, and help them to plan and run a series of activities about food sources and food growing.

Applications by application form only to dde@globalcentredevon.org.uk, closing date 5pm on Tuesday 8th December. For further infomation see the job descriptionproject outline and background information on DDE.  

Are you looking for a meaningful Christmas gift? Here’s an idea that will help communities adapt to climate change and help protect children in school - from lightning.

On 18th September 2015, lightning struck Kabyuma Primary School, in Mubende District, Uganda. Five children were killed.

Please read the Headmasters story and make a gift towards purchasing a lightning conductor for a Food for Thought school in Uganda which costs £200, fitted by an engineer.

Please donate either through Virgin Money Giving or by cheque payable to ‘Devon Development Education (Lightning Appeal)’ and send to Global Centre, 17 St David ’s Hill, Exeter, EX4 3RG

 Lightning conductor

Monday 30th November - Global Book Club, 7pm to 8:30pm

We will discuss City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran by Ramita Navai in which she chronicles the lives of eight men and women drawn from across the spectrum of Iranian society and reveals what it is to live, love and survive in one of the world's most repressive regimes. 

City of Lies 

Wednesday 2nd December - Gown meets Town, 7pm to 8:30pm

Crossing the Imperial Colour Bar: Indian Soldiers in Devon in World War Two

Ghee Bowman will discuss what happened to these men (and their mules) as they went from Dunkirk to Devon, from Snowdonia to the Scottish Highlands

16 nov 1940

Thursday 3rd December - World at Lunch 1pm to 2pm

Population, Health and Environment: Integrated Development in Madagascar

Dr Vik Mohan will be talking about Blue Ventures' pioneering approach to conservation and development in coastal Madagascar.


Sunday 6th December - Sunday Lunch 12:30pm for 1:00pm until 3:00pm

Venue: St Thomas, Exeter

This is a Fund Raiser for DDE - cost £15 to include wine or fruit juice

To reserve a place please email dde@globalcentredevon.org.uk or phone 01392 438811

Ugandan Recipe Book Food For Thought Young Farmers Network have researched widely in cook books and on the web and selected these 10 traditional recipes. Authentic, traditional - but not original! (2MB file)

Hola Perú and Take Mali - helping you deliver the National Curriculum 2014

DDE’s innovative multi-media resources Hola Perú and Take Mali (developing intercultural understanding at KS2  and 3 through Spanish or French, Geography and Global Citizenship) can help you deliver the National Curriculum 2014 in new and inspiring ways. Read how one school in Torbay has been using Hola Perú... 

Order your copies of Hola Perú and Take Mali here... 

Hola Peru front cover Take Mali COVER 

Can you hold a fundraising event or take part in a fundraising activity for DDE in the next 12 months?


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‘This is one of the most innovative and exciting community projects to be found in the South West… Through its activities, it is a key player in Devon in celebrating cultural diversity and challenging injustice, both of which it does energetically and enthusiastically.’  Martyn Goss, Exeter Diocese


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Booking for Upcoming Events

Global Book Club
Nov 30, 2015
Gown meets Town
Dec 02, 2015
Knitting Group
Dec 03, 2015

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Devon Development Education

The Global Centre

Exeter Community Centre

17 St David's Hill

Exeter EX4 3RG

01392 438811
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