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The RAeS Solent Branch holds lectures every month that anyone can attend at no charge. Both members and non-members are welcome. For more details on how to find where the lectures below are held, please see the lecture locations page.


Next Lecture:


The Work of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch

Wednesday 12th October - 19:00 (optional tour at 18:00)

CEMAST, Lee-on-the-Solent

Presented by Mr Philip Taylor, Principal Inspector of Air Accidents (Operations)

For the first lecture of the 2016/17 season we are delighted to welcome Philip Taylor of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) as our speaker.   Philip will discussing the fascinating work of the AAIB, one of the worlds leading and most respected accident investigation organisations that has so contributed to the amazing levels of safety in aviation that we enjoy today.

This lecture will be hosted by Fareham College at their CEMAST facility in Lee-on-the-Solent, at the former HMS Daedalus Airfield. The principal of the college, Mr Nigel Duncan has kindly arranged a tour of the facility, to take place at 18:00 for any who are interested.

The address is CEMAST, 1 Meteor Way, Broom Way, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9FU.

We hope to see you there.


Future Lectures:

Cast Turbine Blade: Credit Rolls-Royce PLCTransforming Today's Aerospace Manufacturing Industry to Deliver Tomorrow's Production Demand

Thursday 20th October - 19:00 (doors at 18:30)

Murray Lecture Theatre, University of Southampton

Presented by Mr Stuart Clarke, Rolls-Royce




FORMOSAT-7 weather monitoring spacecraft, credit: SSTL

Changing the Economies of Space: SSTL's Approach to Low Cost Satellite Propulsion

Monday 5th December - 19:00 (doors at 18:30)

Physics D Lecture Theatre, University of Southampton

Presented by Mr Oli Lane, Propulsion Team Leader, Surrey Satellite Technology Services


Please note that this lecture is not in our usual University of Southampton lecture theatre.  It will take place in Lecture Theatre 'D' in the Physics building.  This is building number 46 on the University of Southampton map on the lecture locations page.


More lectures will be added to the programme throughout the season.  Please check back regularly or like our Facebook page for updates.