Interesting Events – Dec 2017

A monthly digest of upcoming events in our region that local residents may find interesting, and of which they may otherwise be unaware.  If you know of any others that you think are worth including, please send details to the Editor.

Sunday 3rd December – Salisbury

Old Sarum Airfield ‘Vintage Sunday’ Event

Our popular event for vintage and classic cars, motorbikes and aircraft. Join us on the first Sunday of every month for this informal gathering. Free. Arrivals from 10am. Free landings at Old Sarum for all aircraft registered before 1960.

Reduced entry (£5) to the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection for pilots of pre-1960 aircraft and drivers/riders of classic and vintage cars and motorbikes. On arrival, please follow the signs and look out for marshals who will direct you to a dedicated parking area.  Cars and motorbikes must not enter the active airfield.  Information on events at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection can be found on Facebook page here or at

Wednesday 6th December – Romsey

South Hampshire Historical Aviation Society (SHHAS) Talk

‘Hamble Seaplanes’ a talk by Ian Underdown. All meetings 7.30 for 7.45pm start. Romsey Working Men’s Conservative Club. Non-members very welcome (£4 on the door). Contact Phil Wiltshire.

Thursday 7th December – Science Park

Cocktails & Conversation: an Evening with Shirin Dehgan

See this post for full details.

Sunday 10th December – Chilworth Hall

Moviola: Viceroy’s House

Plenty of details elsewhere on this site: go here first.

Wednesday 13th December – Winchester

Science Centre & Planetarium Lecture Series

Giant collapsing stars and a voyage into the history of the Universe by Dr Cosimo Inserra (University of Southampton). How do stars explode? How did the Universe evolve? Such questions have fired our imagination for hundreds of years. We thought we knew how to answer the former, but during the last decade new types of stellar explosions have been found. His research on cosmic explosions, known as supernovae, tests the physics of the collapsing stars to answer the above questions. Moreover, only supernovae can produce heavy elements, such as iron, or the raw materials for planet formation like our planet. Astronomers now hunt out these supernovae billions of light-years away, and measure their brightness and geometry with the world’s largest ground-based telescopes and satellites.  4:30pm lecture £8/£6 and 6:30pm lecture £10/£8. Airbus Defence and Space Planetarium in Winchester, Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ.

Thursday 14th December – St Denys Church, Chilworth

Traditional Christmas service of Nine Lessons & Carols, 7.30pm

Thursday 14th December – Bournemouth

Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Christchurch Lecture

The development of the 21st Century wingsuit by Dr Angelo Grubišić, University of Southampton. Dr Grubišić is a lecturer in Astronautics in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment.  The Icarus Project is an innovative student project, showing that with opportunity and a little leadership, students can achieve something much greater than simply a good grade. 7pm for prompt lecture start at 7:30pm. Cobham Lecture Theatre, Bournemouth University Poole House, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB.  This event may be used for anyone pursuing professional recognition, or further development, as evidence for your CPD records and we can provide a Certificate of Attendance. Contact Roger Starling by e-mail or tel 01929 553822.

Sunday 24th December – St Denys Church, Chilworth

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass, starting at 11.30pm


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