Named Lectures

  • 1 Oct
    Named Lecture

    Cierva Named Lecture 2014

    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.

  • 5 Nov
    Named Lecture

    Yesterday - Today - Tomorrow: How Heathrow can keep Britain at the Heart of the Global Economy

    The new CEO of Heathrow, John Holland-Kaye, will deliver the 2014 Brabazon Lecture. The Brabazon Lecture is held in honour of Lord Brabazon of Tara. Born in London on 8 February 1884, J.T.C. Moore-Brabazon became one of British aviation's true pioneers and, in his political career played an important role in the planning of civil aviation for the years following WW2.

  • 19 Nov
    Named Lecture

    Beaumont Named Lecture 2014

    This Named Lecture honours Major Kenneth Beaumont CBE, DSO, MA (Oxon), AFRAeS. Beaumont was the UK’s most prominent name in air law in his age, after starting as technical advisor to Imperial Airways in the mid-1920s. For many years his firm, Beaumont and Son, was one of the leading aviation practices in the world. He was also a founding editor of Shawcross and Beaumont on Air Law, which was first published in 1945 and remains the leading textbook to this day.

  • 11 Dec
    Named Lecture

    Wilbur and Orville Wright Named Lecture 2014

    Established to honour the successful and experienced mechanical engineers who completed the first successful controlled powered flight on 17 December 1903, the Wilbur & Orville Wright Lecture is the principal event in the Society’s year, given by distinguished members of the US and UK aerospace communities.

  • 18 Mar
    Named Lecture

    Chadwick Lecture and Dinner. The Roy Chadwick Memorial Lecture A400 INTRODUCTION INTO SERVICE. LECTURE BY THE OFFICER COMMANDING 24 SQN RAF BRIZE NORTON Wednesday 18th March 2015 at 7pm. The Lecture is free for all at the Deanwater Hotel, Wilmslow Road, Woodford, SK7 1RJ. The Chadwick Dinner will follow the lecture. To register for the Dinner please send a cheque for £TBC made out to the RAeS Manchester Branch to our Treasurer, Allan Shimmin, C Eng MRAeS, 16 Winnington Road, Marple,

  • 19 Mar
    Named Lecture

    The J D North Lecture - subject TBA

    The J D North Lecture Subject TBA

  • 22 Apr
    Named Lecture

    The Sabre Engine

    Sir Geoffrey de Havilland Lecture


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