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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.

Branch Dinner 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