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Branch Dinner 2019

THURSDAY 7th MARCH 2019

7.45 pm in the Hotel du Vin, Cambridge 

Following on from our very successful dinner in March 2018, the committee have organised a dinner following the lecture on Thursday 7th March 2019.

The dinner will follow the lecture at 7.45 pm in the Hotel du Vin (opposite the Engineering Department). We have negotiated a price of £35.00 per head, including VAT and service, for three courses. You may also invite guests at £35 per head.

To book your place for the dinner – as soon as possible but absolutely no later than 1st March 2019 please fill in the booking form linked below.

Cambridge Branch Dinner 2019 Booking Form

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RAeS Heritage Plaque Award Ceremony – Whittle Laboratory

50 years of outstanding achievement, helping to transform the world of turbomachinery

23rd January 2019, 14:00 – 17:00

The Royal Aeronautical Society Cambridge Branch, and the Whittle Laboratory of the Cambridge University Engineering Department, invite you to a Ceremony to mark the award of a Royal Aeronautical Society Heritage Plaque to the Whittle Laboratory, in recognition of the outstanding contribution the Laboratory Team have made to the development of turbomachinery over the last 50 years – from aircraft jet engines and land-based power generators to household products including vacuum cleaners.

VENUE: The Whittle Laboratory, 1 JJ Thomson Ave, Cambridge CB3 0DY

The ceremony will begin at 14.00, and will be followed by the opportunity to tour the laboratory and see examples of its work, and to hear about the next phases of its development.

Please see attached flyer (click here)for more information.

Book Now – If you are interested in attending, to help us with planning for the event please register at the following link:

https://www.aerosociety.com/events-calendar/50-years-of-outstanding-achievement-helping-to-transform-the-world-of-turbomachinery/

Or

please give your name to one of the Branch Committee at our lectures, who will register on your behalf.

2019 Sir Arthur Marshall Lecture

“The Empire Test Pilots’ School”

Thursday 7th February 2019

Lecture Starts at 6.00 pm
Post-Lecture Reception at 7.30 pm

Speakers: Cdr Stu Irwin RN, Commanding Officer, ETPS
                   Nick Lay, Operations Director, Air & Space Transformation, QinetiQ

Location: Wolfson Hall, Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge CB3 0DS.
NOTE: Parking is available all along Churchill Road and in the main car park at the end of that road.

Lecture Synopsis

After 75 years of training Test Pilots and Flight Test Engineers, ETPS is undergoing a major transformation to ensure it stays at the forefront of Test and Evaluation training. Mr Nick Lay and Cdr Stu Irwin RN will explain the background to the programme, the strategy being followed and detail how new fleet aircraft were selected, the main capabilities they will offer and how they are being integrated into the new ETPS courses. They will explain how the new courses are being designed and produced and the exciting innovations and new technologies that are being applied. The structure and the main features of the new courses will be described before the main challenges, risks and issues are outlined.

Visitors Welcome, No Booking Required.

January Lecture – 2019

“Collaboration – from tar and feathers to changing the law”

Thursday 17th January 2019

Lecture Starts at 7.30 pm
(light refreshments at 7.00 pm)

Speaker: Dai Whittingham, Chief Executive UKFSC

Location: Lecture Theatre ‘1’, Cambridge University Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ.

The lecture titles and dates are booked well in advance but are subject to change.