Interesting Events – Nov 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.

Wednesday 1st November – Romsey

South Hampshire Historical Aviation Society (SHHAS) Talk

‘Meteor Development’ a talk by Rod Dean. 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

Sunday 5th November – 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

Wednesday 8th November – Winchester

Science Centre & Planetarium Lecture Series

From the Bay of Fundy to Black Holes by Professor Don Kurtz (University of Central Lancashire). Lecture: Tides are mysterious. Why are there two tides per day? What causes Spring and Neap tides? What are Earth tides? Tides on other bodies in the solar system can lead to moons disintegrating – this is where the rings of Saturn come from. Stars have tides and there are now the amazing, new tidal “Heartbeat Stars”. Tides from some black holes would tear a person apart, so don’t get too close! This richly illustrated lecture looks at tides from the Earth to colliding Galaxies.  4:30pm lecture £8/£6 and 6:30pm lecture £10/£8. Airbus Defence and Space Planetarium in Winchester, Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ.

Monday 13th November – Southampton

Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Solent Lecture

The ExoMars Rover Vehicle: Challenges of Exploring Mars. Presented by Michael Williams, Systems Engineer – ExoMars Rover Vehicle Project Airbus Defence and Space. The ExoMars Rover, developed by ESA, provides key mission capabilities: surface mobility, subsurface drilling and automatic sample collection, processing, and distribution to instruments. It hosts a suite of analytical instruments dedicated to exobiology and geochemistry research. 19:00 (doors at 18:30) University of Southampton – Murray Lecture Theatre. Contact Rodney Powell, Honorary Secretary RAeS Solent Branch

Wednesday 22nd November – Southampton

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Hampshire & Dorset Group Event

Meeting the Needs of a Very Special Hotels Group – The supply chain for Carnival Group UK. Speakers: Keith Lorimer MILT, Hotel Supply Chain Manager, Carnival Group UK, Ian Brooks MILT, Logistics Specialist, Carnival Group UK. Hotel guests are a very diverse and often very demanding group of customers, especially for large and prestigious establishments. The supply chain that serves them is a demanding one, none more so than for a group of such hotels that floats. Carnival Corporation, as the largest operator in the global cruise market, has not only ships that can carry up to 3,000 guests but do so under such famous brands as Cunard and P&O on cruises that span the world. This promises to be an evening that will be of great interest, both for all logisticians and for those Institute members with an involvement in maritime transport. 18:30 for 18:45 – 21:00. Solent Conference Centre, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace Campus, Southampton, SO14 0LY. The Willow Conference Room. Book online now or contact Membership Services, T: 01536 740104 or E: quoting the event code: HDG0340. Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

Thursday 23rd November – Bournemouth

Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Christchurch Lecture

The quest for a flyable spacecraft by John Gough Weybridge Branch. The lecture covers development of manned spacecraft, from the earliest ideas put forward in the 1930s to the Space Shuttle and beyond. Our speaker is a former aerodynamicist at Hawker Siddeley. 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 e-mail or tel 01929 553822.

Thursday 23rd November – Southampton

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Southampton Area Lecture

The Novel Developments of the Helicopter Rotor Blade by Simon Stacey. Simon joined Westland Helicopters in 1989. In 1997 Simon took the role of Task Leader on the fourth British Experimental Rotor Programme and remained until programme completion in 2007. During that time he was responsible for the co-ordination of all technical and commercial activities..  The presentation will provide an overview of helicopter rotor blade construction evolution. Reviewing material types and configurations against the demanding operational requirements that a helicopter rotor faces. 19:00 to 20:00. Physics, Lecture Theatre B – Southampton The event is free, but to help us with numbers we request that you book a ticket at (IMechE membership not required). Physics, Lecture Theatre B, Building 46, Room 2003, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ.

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