Lecture Programme

Please find below details of all upcoming and previous lectures.

On-site lectures are typically held in the lecture theatre at MoD Boscombe Down, Salisbury, SP4 0JF, and begin at 17:15. Tea and coffee is usually served from 17:00.

Online lectures are held on Microsoft Teams Live and begin at 17:30.  Each virtual event is open to join from 17:15.

Details about each lecture, including a synopsis and biography of the speaker, will be sent to all members of the RAeS Boscombe Down Branch (via the Branch mailing list) prior to the event. The information will also be available on our website and in the case of online lectures, the link to join the event will be included with the synopsis and biography.

Attendance continues to be free.

For more information, or to volunteer to deliver a lecture, please contact the Lecture Secretary lectures@BoscombeDownRAeS.org

  • Fri
    19
    Aug
    2016

    Branch Visit

    08:00Haslar Marine Technology Park
  • Tue
    13
    Sep
    2016

    Concorde - A Magnificent Aircraft

    17:15Boscombe Down Lecture Hall
  • Tue
    11
    Oct
    2016

    CANCELLED: 30th Sir Henry Tizard Lecture

    18:00Boscombe Down Officers Mess

    Due to circumstances beyond our control, the branch regrettably has to announce the cancellation of the 30th Sir Henry Tizard lecture, which was due to be held on the 11th October 2016.  We would like to thank those of you that purchased tickets for your support of the event. You will automatically receive a full refund of the ticket price shortly.

     

  • Tue
    25
    Oct
    2016

    UPDATED: The Use of Flight Simulation in Flight Test

    17:15Boscombe Down Lecture Hall
  • Tue
    08
    Nov
    2016

    Rivet Joint: Flight Testing the RC-135

    17:15Boscombe Down Lecture Hall
  • Tue
    22
    Nov
    2016

    The Origins and History of the Royal Aeronautical Society

    17:15Boscombe Down Lecture Hall
  • Tue
    06
    Dec
    2016

    Flight Testing the E-Go

    17:15Boscombe Down Lecture Hall
  • Tue
    10
    Jan
    2017

    A New Lease of Life for the Gazelle AH. 1

    17:15Boscombe Down Lecture Hall
  • Tue
    07
    Feb
    2017

    The Queen Elizabeth Carriers: The Future Flagships of the UK

    17:15Boscombe Down Lecture Hall
  • Tue
    21
    Feb
    2017

    Current Flight Test Activities at 41 Squadron

    17:15Boscombe Down Lecture Hall
  • Tue
    07
    Mar
    2017

    Lancaster Bale Out

    17:15Boscombe Down Lecture Hall
  • Tue
    21
    Mar
    2017

    Joe Morrall Award Lectures

    12:00Boscombe Down Location TBC
  • Tue
    11
    Apr
    2017

    Engineering the A380 and the AGM

    17:15Boscombe Down Lecture Hall
  • Fri
    12
    May
    2017

    Branch AGM

    13:00The McKenna Lecture Theatre in Building 104N (Empire Test Pilots’ School)
  • Fri
    07
    Jul
    2017

    Wings Over Stonehenge

    10:00Wood Road, Larkhill
  • Tue
    19
    Sep
    2017

    Lecture: Aerial Archaeology

    17:15MOD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    26
    Sep
    2017

    2017 Annual Branch Visit - Safran Landing Systems and Jet Age Museum

    08:00MOD Boscombe Down
  • Thu
    05
    Oct
    2017

    30th Sir Henry Tizard Lecture - 'Britain and the Jet Age: 1945 to 1965'

    18:00MOD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017

    IMechE/IET Joint Lecture: Fusion Future

    17:30MOD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    07
    Nov
    2017

    Lecture: Competition Gliding

    17:15MOD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    21
    Nov
    2017

    Lecture: F-35 Ski Jump Testing

    17:15MOD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    05
    Dec
    2017

    Lecture: Reaction Engines

    17:15MOD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    09
    Jan
    2018

    Lecture: Nova Systems - Helicopters, Dark, Dust and Fog

    17:15MOD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    06
    Feb
    2018

    Lecture: Heavy Aircraft Test Squadron - End of an Era?

    17:15MOD Boscombe Down

    Further details for this lecture can be found here.

  • Tue
    06
    Mar
    2018

    Lecture: Australian Bush Flying

    17:15MOD Boscombe Down

    Further details for this lecture can be found here.

  • Tue
    20
    Mar
    2018

    Lecture: Future ETPS

    17:15MOD Boscombe Down

    Further details available here

  • Tue
    10
    Apr
    2018

    AGM & An Independent RAF - Inspiration or Aberration Lecture

    17:00MOD Boscombe Down

    Further details for this lecture can be found here

  • Tue
    25
    Sep
    2018

    Lecture: The SH09 - From Koncept to Konstruction

    17:15MoD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    09
    Oct
    2018

    Lecture: Human Performance - Spatial Disorientation

    17:15MoD Boscombe Down
  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018

    31st Sir Henry Tizard Lecture and Formal Dinner

    18:00MoD Boscombe Down, Officers' Mess
  • Tue
    06
    Nov
    2018

    Lecture: Taranis and Beyond

    17:15MoD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    20
    Nov
    2018

    Lecture: UltraFan

    17:15MoD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    11
    Dec
    2018

    Lecture: Joint Lecture ( RAeS, IMechE & IET) - Icarus Wing Suit

    17:15MoD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    08
    Jan
    2019

    Lecture: Wiltshire Police - UAV Operations

    17:15MoD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    05
    Feb
    2019

    Lecture: Open Skies

    17:15MoD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    19
    Feb
    2019

    Joe Morrall Award

    12:00MoD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    05
    Mar
    2019

    Lecture: Current and Future Air Traffic Management

    17:15MoD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    19
    Mar
    2019

    Lecture: SHOL Trials

    17:15MoD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    09
    Apr
    2019

    AGM & Lecture: The Shackleton – a Navigator’s perspective

    17:15MoD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    07
    May
    2019

    Bonus Lecture: Poseidon P-8A

  • Tue
    03
    Sep
    2019

    Lecture: Racing Sails

    17:15MoD Boscombe Down
  • Thu
    12
    Sep
    2019

    Flight Testing the SR-71

    17:15MoD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    08
    Oct
    2019

    Lecture: Chasing Bears in the Phantom

    17:15MoD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    22
    Oct
    2019

    Lunchtime Lecture: BepiColombo

    TBCMoD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    19
    Nov
    2019

    Lecture: Apollo 11

    17:15MoD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    10
    Dec
    2019

    Lunchtime Lecture: Giant Typhoon and Typhoon Restoration

    12:00MoD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    21
    Jan
    2020

    Lecture: Battle of the X-Planes: The Boeing X-32B – A Personal Perspective

    17:15MoD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    04
    Feb
    2020

    Lecture: Affinity - Supporting UK MFTS

    17:15MoD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    18
    Feb
    2020

    Lecture: Air Accident Investigation Branch

    17:15MoD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020

    Joe Morrall Award

    12:15MoD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    15
    Dec
    2020

    Online Lecture: Flight Test Safety

    17:30Microsoft Teams Live
  • Tue
    26
    Jan
    2021

    Online Lecture: Speedbird Three Eight

    17:30Microsoft Teams Live
  • Tue
    09
    Feb
    2021

    Online Lecture: TSR-2 - The Bomber That Barely Flew

    17:30Microsoft Teams Live
  • Tue
    23
    Feb
    2021

    Online Lecture: Structural Dynamic Integration of Weapon Carriers on Rotorcraft

    17:30Microsoft Teams Live
  • Tue
    09
    Mar
    2021
    Wed
    10
    Mar
    2021

    Joe Morrall Award (PRIVATE EVENT)

    17:15Microsoft Teams Live
  • Thu
    11
    Mar
    2021

    Online Lecture RE-RUN: Structural Dynamic Integration of Weapon Carriers on Rotorcraft

    17:30Microsoft Teams Live
  • Tue
    23
    Mar
    2021

    Online Lecture: The Art of Aviation & Defence Photography: Seeing the Unseen

    17:30Microsoft Teams Live
  • Tue
    13
    Apr
    2021

    Online Lecture: Defence and Security in Difficult Times

    17:30Microsoft Teams Live
  • Tue
    07
    Sep
    2021

    Online Lecture: Britain's First Space Rocket - The Story of the Skylark

    17:30Microsoft Teams Live
  • Tue
    19
    Oct
    2021

    32nd Sir Henry Tizard Lecture

    17:30Microsoft Teams Live
  • Tue
    02
    Nov
    2021

    Online Lecture: Operation Jericho 1944 - The Attack on Amiens Prison

    17:30Microsoft Teams Live
  • Tue
    16
    Nov
    2021

    Online Lecture: Returning a UK-built Mosquito to our Skies

    17:30Microsoft Teams Live
  • Tue
    04
    Jan
    2022

    Online Lecture: Flight Simulation at Warton - Past Success & Present Challenges

    17:30Microsoft Teams Live
  • Tue
    01
    Feb
    2022

    Online Lecture: QinetiQ Space - Above & Beyond

    17:30Microsoft Teams Live
  • Tue
    01
    Mar
    2022

    Joe Morrall Award

    15:00Online *PRIVATE EVENT*
  • Tue
    15
    Mar
    2022

    Online Lecture: Obtaining Operational Approvals of RPAS Operations utilised by NATO

    17:30Microsoft Teams Live
  • Tue
    05
    Apr
    2022

    Online Lecture: Lion Air Flight JT610/Boeing 737 Max 8 - Accident Case Study

    17:30Microsoft Teams Live
  • Tue
    26
    Apr
    2022

    AGM Event: The Secret Spitfires with Norman Parker

    17:30Lecture Hall, MOD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    25
    Oct
    2022

    Lecture: Mitsubishi Ki-15 "Babs" - The World's First High-Speed Strategic Reconnaissance Aircraft

    17:30MOD Boscombe Down
  • Tue
    29
    Nov
    2022

    33rd Sir Henry Tizard Lecture

    18:00MOD Boscombe Down, Officers' Mess
  • Wed
    07
    Dec
    2022

    Branch Visit: ZeroAvia

    12:00AV8 Cafe, Cotswold Airport
  • Tue
    07
    Feb
    2023

    Lecture: QinetiQ Airborne Technology Demonstrator (ATD)

    17:30TBC
  • Tue
    07
    Mar
    2023

    Joe Morrall Award 2023

    TBCMS Teams
  • Tue
    04
    Apr
    2023

    AGM Event

    17:30MOD Boscombe Down