Named Lectures

  • 5 Nov
    Named Lecture

    Brabazon Named Lecture 2014

    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. The 2014 Lecture will be given by Patrick M Dewar, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin International, who will speak on 'Global Growth in Aviation's Second Century'.

  • 19 Mar
    Named Lecture

    The J D North Lecture - subject TBA

    The J D North Lecture Subject TBA

  • 6 May
    Named Lecture

    Ann Welch Named Lecture 2015

    The Ann Welch Named Lecture will take place on Wednesday 6 May 2015. The Ann Welch Lecture was established in 2006 to honour the life and work of one of the most outstanding personalities in aviation. Her achievements in gliding, and in pioneering hang gliding and microlighting in the UK, together with writing about all aspects of aviation that affect general aviation pilots, and encouraging young people into flying, has been an inspiration to many.

  • 8 Jun
    Named Lecture

    Sir Sydney Camm Named Lecture 2015

    The Sir Sydney Camm Lecture was established in 1971, following his death in 1966, to commemorate his significant achievements in the field of aeronautical engineering. The 2015 Lecture will be delivered by Air Marshal Baz North, Deputy Commander Capability and Air Member for Personnel and Capability, Royal Air Force.

  • 9 Jun
    Named Lecture

    Edwin A Link Named Lecture 2015

    The Edwin A. Link Lecture was established in 2007 to honour Edwin A. Link, the distinguished pioneer of synthetic training and a founding member of the RAeS Flight Simulation Group.


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