Nearby Events – June 2019

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.

[NB All information is passed on in good faith, but it would be wise to check with the contacts given before travelling to any of these events.]

Sunday 2nd June – 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: or at

Tuesday 4th June – Bishop’s Waltham
Bishop’s Waltham Aviation Group Lecture
‘TSR2: A Missed Opportunity?’ By Ben Goodlad. The BAC TSR2 was designed as a supersonic nuclear bomber at the height of the cold war with a first flight in September 1964. Cancellation of the aircraft early the following year remains controversial and continues to arouse strong feelings. Ben is currently completing an Aero Engineering degree course at Southampton University and has researched the aircraft in depth. TSR2 was considered the most technically advanced aircraft in the world and Ben will present a balanced analysis of the project with emphasis on how far the engineering challenges contributed to its’ cancellation. Doors open at 7:45pm with presentation starting at 8:00pm. We meet in the Church Hall, off Free Street Bishop’s Waltham, Hampshire SO32 1EE. A location map and directions can be found in the ‘ABOUT’ section of this site. The fee for each meeting is normally £2.50p. Website

Wednesday 5th June – Poole
Women in Engineering at Poole Maritime Festival
What are the challenges and enablers to recruiting and developing careers for women in engineering? Hear inspiring stories from our guest panel and network with manufacturers and engineers from across the region. Anjie Rook, Business Support and Services Director with the RNLI, Lesley Keets, COO from Actisense and Victoria Sergeant from Siemens will be sharing their experiences of working within engineering and manufacturing. Angharad Holloway, Head Teacher at Talboth Heath School talks about inspiring an interest in STEM subjects from an early age, while Diana Parkes will talk through latest findings from the Womens Sat Nav to Success survey. 08:30 – 11:00. RNLI College, West Quay, Poole BH15 1HZ.

Wednesday 5th June – Romsey
South Hampshire Historical Aviation Society (SHHAS) Talk
‘The loss of Lockheed Hudson T9320.’ On the afternoon of 15th August 1940 a Lockheed Hudson, T9320, took off from Eastleigh en route to RAF Siloth. The balloon barrage was being raised at the time due to an incoming raid, and the Hudson struck one of the cables and crashed into houses in Nutbeam Road. All military personnel and one civilian on board were killed, as were two civilians at Nutbeam Road. 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 6th June – Middle Wallop
Museum of Army Flying Event
Normandy 1944 – a legacy to the 43rd Wessex Division. The 43rd Wessex Division was a Territorial Division that served with distinction in the Second World War on the Western Front from June 1944 until May 1945, suffering heavy casualties but gaining an excellent reputation. Based on interviews with members of the Division, Lt Col (Retd) Ian Holmes presents an illustrative talk on the anniversary of D-Day. 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Book online

Saturday 8th June – Southampton
National Oceanographic Centre Open Day
Southampton hosts one of only a handfull of oceanography centres in the world. For one day every year our National Oceanography Centre opens its doors to the public to come and view the ground-breaking science and engineering on this unique site. Running from 10.30am to 4.00pm, the day showcases the amazing work undertaken at the centre, giving visitors an insight to the world of science from all aspects.
• 30 interactive and engaging exhibits covering all areas of NOC’s science and engineering activities.
• RRS Discovery alongside and viewable from ‘Ships for Science’ display.
• Programme of talks for older children and adults.
• Brand new kids’ corner talks for younger visitors.
Travel information: There is a free car park at NOC (limited spaces) and a free shuttle bus from Ocean Village (pay) car park running all day. The UniLink Bus (U1) runs all day from the Airport to the NOC through town. Pedestrian access via Dock Gate 4.
The event is FREE but registration is required. Click here for the full programme of talks and to register for tickets.

Tuesday 11th June – Farnborough
Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Farnborough Branch Lecture
The Zephyr high altitude long endurance aircraft by Paul Stevens Airbus Farnborough. The first unmanned aircraft of its kind to fly in the stratosphere, Zephyr harnesses the sun’s rays, running exclusively on solar power, above the weather and conventional air traffic. It is a HAPS: a High Altitude Pseudo Satellite, able to fly for months at a time, combining the persistence of a satellite with the flexibility of a UAV. 19:00 – 21:30. BAE Systems, The Park Centre, Farnborough, Farnborough Aerospace Centre, Aerospace Boulevard, Farnborough GU14 6XN. Contact Ian Pigram email or Dr Mike Philpot 01252 614618.

Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th June – Southampton
Seawork 2019
Seawork is a ‘one stop shop’ for buyers, providing access to the commercial marine and workboat markets. It is the largest European commercial marine exhibition held at the prestigious Mayflower Park venue in Southampton.

Wednesday 12th June – Southampton
Institution of Civil Engineers South West (ICE) Event
The neuroscience of leadership, Southampton The South Branch Graduates, Students, and Apprentices (GSA) Committee has the privilege to invite you to attend an evening seminar with Tom Flatau of Teamworking International, who previously delivered a stimulating event in the region on ‘how to become a black belt negotiator’. Change your mindset…transform your performance. 17:30-20:00. University of Southampton, Lanchester Theatre (07/3009), Lanchester Building Southampton SO17 7HT. For more information please contact: Anne Qualters e:

Friday 14th June – Lyndhurst
New Forest Aviation Group (NFAG) Lecture
‘The Navy’s Role in the Battle of Britain’ by Kim Sharman Doors open at 7pm for prompt 7.30pm start at Lyndhurst Community Centre. Visitors £4 including light refreshment. Contact Stephen Robson: or Mike Collo at

Tuesday 18th June – Salisbury
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC) Presentation
From Sapper to Spitfire Spy via Old Sarum – Sally-Anne Greville-Heygate. Monthly presentations. 18:30 for 19:00. Entrance Members free and Non-members £5 (includes access to the collection). Venue BDAC conference room Hangar 1 South, Old Sarum Airfield, Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 6DZ. Tel: 01722 323636.

Thursday 20th June – Basingstoke
TeenTech Hampshire 2019
It’s FREE to exhibit. 9:15am – 2:45pm. TeenTech™ Hampshire is a lively one-day interactive programme with a supporting Awards Scheme, founded by broadcaster Maggie Philbin, that aims to change perceptions of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers amongst teenagers and their teachers and act as a catalyst to encourage your industry to engage with young people. It gives you a chance for your business to engage with your future workforce, showcasing the technology and opportunities available.

Thursday 20th June – Middle Wallop
Museum of Army Flying Event
UNPROFOR 1995 – The AAC’s return to expeditionary operations. One off lecture by Major General Nick Caplin who was OC of 664 Sqn at the time of this talk and led the deployment into Theatre (which was a new venture for the AAC). British troops were deployed to Bosnia in 1992 as part of UNPROFOR (the UN Protection Force), whose mission in Bosnia was to protect the population whilst the Croation War of Independence was brought to a conclusion. In mid-1994, the AAC was warned for a deployment to Bosnia to cover the withdrawal of British and UN troops following the escalation in hostilities between the 3 warring factions. Come the start of 1995, the situation had stabilised leading to a change in mission. This talk covers the deployment of 664 Sqn AAC to Bosnia for Feb-Aug 95, a period covering international brinksmanship, the siege of Sarajevo, the tragedy of Srebrenica and the prelude to the NATO IFOR mission. And, following Tony Blair’s policy of being prepared to use force for good, this was the AAC’s return to expeditionary operations. A curry supper is also available from the Apache Cafe at 6pm. Spaces are limited so book in advance to avoid disappointment. 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Book online

Thursday 20th June – Poole
Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Dorset and South Wilts Network Lecture
Small Hydro Developments presented by Robert Sonoga and Tulsi Phuyal from Hydroplan. 6pm at RNLI Lifeboat College, West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1HZ. Contact Andrew Criswick. Tel: 01305 212926, mob: 07867 843475 Email:

Friday June 21st to Monday 24th June – Bournemouth
The Festival of Design and Engineering 2019
The Festival of Design and Engineering is a showcase exhibition where our students’ creative skills, designs and prototypes are displayed to industry, commerce, friends, family and the public. Final year students will be on-hand to talk about the latest technologies they have employed to design solutions to real problems, encompassing market need, function, sustainability, style and aesthetics. Daily 10am- 4pm. Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole BH12 5BB.

Monday 24th to Sunday 30th June – Salisbury
Chalke Valley History Festival
The Chalke Valley History Festival began in 2011 on a small scale and as a fundraiser for the local cricket club. Club stalwart and historian James Holland had the idea for a festival but it was James Heneage, founder and former CEO of Ottakar’s bookshops and now historical novelist, who suggested a festival dedicated to history. Giant Hawker Typhoon – known as the “Tiffy” dominating the chalk downs and standing sentinel over the Festival will be a brand-new installation: not the Angel of the North but the ‘Tiffy’ of the South. Built in partnership with QinetiQ – a leading science and engineering company operating primarily in the defence, security and aerospace markets – at the MOD Boscombe Down, this will be the largest model Word War II fighter plane ever built. Its construction will be overseen by QinetiQ engineers, with much of the work being carried out as a special project by the company’s apprentices who will be working alongside universities, colleges and schools. Local children, years 6 and above, will be helping to paint sections of the plane, and even branches of the Scout Association in the area will be closely involved. We will be using its construction to inspire the next generation about history and engineering. Church Bottom, Bury Lane, Broad Chalke, Near Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5DP.

Further Ahead

Wednesday 10th July – Winchester
Science Centre & Planetarium Lecture Series
Applying Missile Defence Technology to Solve the Near Earth Asteroid Problem (Rescheduled from January) Alexander Godfrey (Lockheed Martin), The Chelyabinsk meteor in 2013 caused approximately £10 million worth of damage and led to 1500 people seeking medical attention. The object remained undetected prior to its atmospheric entry and a larger meteor would be catastrophic if it happened over a city. Before panic sets in; some comfort can be taken that systems already exist, or are being developed, that could deal with this threat. With the technology potentially at our fingertips, this presentation primarily explores whether or not there is a strong enough business case for the inhabitants of Earth to pay for such a system. This Weapon Systems and Technology Lecture will be presented by Alex Godfrey ARAeS, Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin UK.  4:30pm lecture £8/£6 and 6:30pm lecture £10/£8. Airbus Defence and Space Planetarium in Winchester, Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ.

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