*CANCELLED* 17th March – Lecture: The Future of Aerospace: Known Known and Known Unknowns by Sir Brian Burridge (Chief Executive of the Royal Aeronautical Society)

*Good afternoon all,

It is with regret that in light of the current circumstances, after careful consideration we have decided to cancel tomorrow evening’s lecture.

We will update our website and social media’s when we can provide more information.

Sincerest apologies,

The RAeS Boscombe Down Branch Committee*

The RAeS Boscombe Down Branch invites you to attend the following Lecture: The Future of Aerospace: Known Known and Known Unknowns by Sir Brian Burridge (Chief Executive of the Royal Aeronautical Society)

17th March 2020

AAIB Headquaters, Aldershot


Sir Brian Burridge

The Future of Aerospace: Known Known and Known Unknowns

Both the aerospace and aviation sectors are in flux as a group of megatrends such as climate change, global economic power shift and innovative technological change take hold. Defence is similarly affected. In these circumstances, predicting the future becomes even more problematic than usual especially because these megatrends tend to interact and generate significant areas of ambiguity. This lecture will look at what lies behind these megatrends and their implied paradoxes, focusing particularly on the increasingly voluble debate on climate change and the complexity of applying Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to aerospace. It will also discuss the implications for the engineering skills requirements for the future and address the challenge of attracting young people to our industry.

Sir Brian Burridge is Chief Executive of the Royal Aeronautical Society. His earlier career included 10 years with Leonardo, a global high-tech manufacturer in the aerospace, defence and technology sectors. During that time, he chaired the innovation hub of the Defence Growth Partnership.
Earlier, Sir Brian spent a full career as a pilot in the Royal Air Force holding a front-line command at every level in the Service, including the national joint command in the 2003 Iraq war. He also spent several years in the UK Ministry of Defence in policy posts and left the RAF in 2006 as Commander-in-Chief Strike Command.
Sir Brian read physics and electronic engineering at Manchester University and holds an MBA from the Open University and two honorary doctorates. Previously a research fellow at King’s London, he is now a visiting professor at the University of Reading.

Lecture Hall
MOD Boscombe Down
17:00 – Tea and Coffee available
17:15 – Lecture Starts

Are you pursuing CEng, IEng or EngTech status? Attendance at our lectures will help you meet your CPD requirements, and certificates of attendance will be provided!

Visitors Welcome – you do not need to be a member of the Branch, nor a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, to attend. For further details, explore the Branch website.

External members or members without a security pass will need to declare their intention to attend this lecture through contacting us at boscombedown@aerosociety.com
by Friday prior to the lecture.

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