Lecture cancellations for Remaining 2021/2022 lecture season

Due to the current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the planned lectures in April and May have been postponed, together with the AGM, to the new 2021 -22 lecture season.

The first lecture of the 2021-22 lecture season is currently planned for 17th September, which will also be the date of the next AGM.

Further updates will be posted closer to the start of the next lecture season.

March Lecture 2021

“The Growing Use of Polymer Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace and Defence”

Thursday 5th March 2020

Lecture Starts at 6.00 pm
Speaker: Chris Botting, Marshall ADG

Location: Lecture Theatre ‘0’, Cambridge University Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ.

The Branch Dinner will follow after the lecture at 7.45 pm in the Hotel du Vin (By Ticket in advance only)

Lecture Synopsis

  • The lecture will comprise:
    • Requirement for Additive Manufacturing (AM) in Aerospace
    • How AM is being introduced into MADG
    • Introduction to Fused Deposition Modelling technique
    • MADG current capabilities
    • Route to certification for polymer AM
    • AM applications within MADG
    • Questions

February Lecture 2020

Sir Arthur Marshall Lecture

“From Cranwell to Kabul – meeting the moral component, medical miracles and more

Thursday 6th February 2020

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

Speaker: Air Cdre Maria Byford QHDS, Head of RAF Medical Services

Location: Churchill College, Wolfson Hall, 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. Please register in advance if you require Disabled Parking by Contacting submit@cambridgeraes.info

Lecture Synopsis

Air Cdre Byford is currently Head of RAF Medical Services. She is delighted to be asked to present the 20th Air Arthur Marshall Lecture for the Royal Aeronautical Society Cambridge Branch on 6 February 2020.

Her lecture will provide a reflection on her career, focussing on her time as Commander Medical in Afghanistan in 2014 where she was responsible for the closure of the legendary Role 3 Trauma Field Hospital in Camp Bastion, and the safe recovery of the UK Medical Group. She will also talk about the current roles, capabilities and challenges facing the RAF Medical Services, and give a personal account of her experience as a senior female officer in the military and as a gender advocate for the Royal Air Force.