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

Every Thursday lunchtime, 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 are sharing articles by email from DDE and meeting virtually via Zoom - if you would like to join this group then please email us at

Thursday 13 Aug 2020, 13:00

On Thursday 13th August we will be meeting, via Zoom, to have our usual discussion of news items.

If you would like to join us email for details..

Saturday 15 Aug 2020, 09:00
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Please join us on the weekend of Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August in our ‘My Ride London’ cycle challenge to raise money for Cycle against Hunger 4 Uganda?   

DDE’s Food for Thought (FFT) programme works with many rural Ugandan primary schools in Mubende and Tororo Districts. But just now, children and their families are going hungry. This is due to poor harvests, most probably linked to climate change, and the Covid-19 pandemic.

£30 will feed a family of 5 for 14 days or more. 100% of the money raised will be sent to Godfrey and Beatrice, our FFT co-ordinators in Uganda, to buy food and distribute to 10 families in each of 10 schools, in each district, so 200 families initially.

You can find out more about how the money will be used at  

You can register to take part in the cycle challenge and set up your own Virgin Money Giving page at   - please select Devon Development Education as your charity.  We’d like to invite you to join the DDE team so please send us the email address you have used to register and we’ll add you to our Team page.

DDE is a registered charity 1102233.

DDE, The Global Centre, 17 St David’s Hill, Exeter, EX4 3RG.

Monday 14 Sep 2020, 18:00

Read more ...We will be discussing Rebel Ideas : the Power of Diverse Thinking by Matthew Syed

This will be a virtual meeting - if you would like to join us email for details

Where do the best ideas come from? And how do we apply these ideas to the problems we face - at work, in the education of our children, and in the biggest shared challenges of our age: rising obesity, terrorism and climate change?

In this bold and inspiring new book, Matthew Syed argues that individual intelligence is no longer enough; that the only way to tackle these complex problems is to harness the power of our 'cognitive diversity'.

Monday 19 Oct 2020, 18:00
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Global Book Club - Monday 19th October 6pm

We will discuss My Name is Why by Lemn Sissay

This will be a virtual meeting - if you would like to join us email for details

At the age of seventeen, after a childhood in a foster family followed by six years in care homes, Norman Greenwood was given his birth certificate. He learned that his real name was not Norman. It was Lemn Sissay. He was British and Ethiopian. And he learned that his mother had been pleading for his safe return to her since his birth.

This is Lemn's story: a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph.