Named Lectures

  • 5 Jul
    Named Lecture

    Gerhard Sedlmayr Named Lecture 2016

    Hamburg Branch Named Lecture. Established to commemorate the memory of Gerhard Sedlmayr, a pioneering aviator who dedicated his life to improving safety equipment for aircraft. The company which he founded in Berlin in 1919 as "Autoflug - Spezialhaus für das Automobil- und Luftfahrtwesen, Gerhard Sedlmayr" is still today as Autoflug GmbH involved in the design and manufacture of safety equipment.

  • 14 Jul
    Named Lecture

    Amy Johnson Lecture 2016

    Amy Johnson CBE was a pioneering English aviator who became the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia in 1930 and broke a string of aviation records between 1930 and 1936. To celebrate Amy Johnson in this special anniversary year we will debate the role of women in the aviation and aerospace industry.

  • 19 Jul
    Named Lecture

    Lanchester Named Lecture

    The Lanchester Named Lecture was set up to honour Frederick William Lanchester, Hon FRAeS, Britain's first great aerodynamicist. He is best known for designing and building the first British petrol driven four wheeled motor car (in 1895) and for his work on the theory of flight and design of aircraft. Lanchester's work on stability was fundamental to aviation and he formulated the first comprehensive theory of lift and drag.

  • 17 Nov
    Named Lecture

    Brabazon Named Lecture 2016

    The Brabazon Lecture is held in honour of Lord Brabazon of Tara. The 2016 Brabazon Lecture will be delivered by Qatar Airways' Group Chief Executive, Mr Akbar Al Baker.

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