Named Lectures

  • 20 Oct
    Named Lecture

    Cierva Named Lecture 2015

    The Cierva Lecture is named after Juan de la Cierva, FRAeS, an aeronautical engineer who pioneered rotary flight. In 1926 with the backing of the Weir brothers he formed the Cierva Autogiro Company and it was his development of rotor blade design and articulated rotor blades, which played a major role in the first successful helicopter in 1936.

  • 27 Oct
    Named Lecture

    Lord Kings Norton Lecture on "The Work of the Aviation Safety Regulator"

    The Lord Kings Norton Lecture on "The work of the aviation safety regulator"

  • 4 Nov
    Named Lecture

    Brabazon Named Lecture 2015

    The Brabazon Lecture is held in honour of Lord Brabazon of Tara. The 2015 Brabazon Lecture will be delivered by Etihad Airways CEO, James Hogan FRAeS.

  • 9 Dec
    Named Lecture

    2015 Wilbur and Orville Wright Named Lecture and Presentation of the RAeS Honours, Medals and Awards

    In this lecture, Nigel Whitehead, Group Managing Director - Programmes and Support, BAE Systems plc, will provide a strategic perspective on the UK military air sector.

  • 6 Jan
    Named Lecture


    This is the Sir Peter Masefield Lecture & Free Buffet The year 2016 marks the 150th Anniversary of the establishment of the Royal Aeronautical Society. The 150th Anniversary provides an opportunity for the Society to celebrate innovation in aerospace through past achievements and future endeavour. During 2016 the Society will look back 150 years and forward 50 years with a theme of ‘innovative firsts’ in aerospace, the key objectives being to: •stimulate innovative ideas for the next

  • 8 Mar
    Named Lecture

    Stewart Named Lecture 2016

    The Stewart Lecture was established in 1969 to honour the life and work of Air Vice Marshal W K Stewart CB CBE AFC BSc MB ChB MRCP, who joined the staff of the RAF Physiology Laboratory in 1940 and commanded the RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine (which the RAF Physiological Laboratory became) from 1947 until his death in 1967.


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