Nearby Events – Oct 2020

This monthly digest of upcoming events in our region was in abeyance for a while – for obvious reasons – but things are starting to happen again (including a lot more online events of interest).  If you know of any others that you think are worth including, please send details to the Editor.

Monday 5th October –  Café Scientifique Winchester Online Talk

“Where the arts meet science: Keeping the Mary Rose shipshape“. Prof Eleanor Schofield – Mary Rose Trust. The Mary Rose, a flagship of Henry VIII’s, sank off the coast of Portsmouth in 1545. Rediscovered in the 1960s, the following years saw the excavation of over 19,000 objects, culminating in the excavation of the hull in 1982. Materials vary from leather, wood, human remains to iron, bronze and lead, with items varying in size from minuscule dice to gun carriages capable of transporting 2-3 tonne cannons. The conservation techniques and strategies employed over the last three decades will be discussed, alongside new materials and methods being developed to ensure the long term protection of this important cultural heritage. Prof. Eleanor Schofield is the Head of Conservation and Collections Care at the Mary Rose Trust. After completing her PhD in Materials Science at Imperial College London in 2006, she completed research posts at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory and the University of Kent. She joined the Mary Rose Trust in 2012 and is now responsible for the conservation of the Mary Rose hull and associated artefacts, the care and management of the collection and research into novel conservation treatments and characterisation methods. We will open the Zoom meeting from 7pm to give people ample time to get connected and settled in. Please arrive by 7.25pm. Book your place on Eventbrite.

Wednesday 7th October –  Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Webinar
Satellites Improve Life by Steve Moran, Senior Director of Sales – Civil Agencies Spire Global, Inc. Free to attend – register for this webinar! The high-ground of low-Earth orbit (LEO) provides a unique vantage point for Earth observing systems to provide 24/7 coverage of the entire Earth for the benefit of society – from monitoring changes, identifying trends, and gaining insights, to improving the tracking and predictive modelling of maritime, aviation and weather patterns. This webinar will be beneficial to students, researchers, and engineers in industry and government who are interested in space-based systems and the application of Earth observations to reduce risk, make data-driven decisions, improve predictive models, and solve logistics challenges. 17:00-18:00.

Wednesday 7th October – Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Webinar

Sustainable design is no longer about reduce, reuse and recycle or re-purpose, it is about adding value, designing products that bring societal benefits and solving environmental challenges, giving engineers the opportunity to drive real change. Sustainable design is now embedded in every aspect of our lives, from large corporates to disruptive start-ups, so moving away from ‘cradle to grave’ in favour of ‘cradle to cradle’ and transitioning from problem solving to problem finding creates competitive advantage. 12:30 – 13:30.

Friday 9th October Lyndhurst – New Forest Aviation Group (NFAG) Lecture
Bloodhound by Joe Marsden. TBC. Contact Mike Collo at Doors open at 7pm for prompt 7.30pm start at Lyndhurst Community Centre. Visitors £4 including light refreshment. Chairman Stephen Robson:

Tuesday 13th October – Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Webinar

Genesis#35: Covid19 risk management in the aviation sector, webinar. Dr KJ Devasia, General Manager and Head – Enterprise Risk & Corporate Resilience at Bangalore International Airport Ltd shares his views on managing through the lockdown and unlock phases of the pandemic 1. Understanding “Lockdown” phase and “Unlock” phase issues 2. Addressing the needs or concerns of all stakeholders 3. Asset maintenance aspects 4. Innovative approaches in embracing digital solutions (contactless travel experience/ contact tracing). 14:00 – 16:30 (UK time). Registration for the event is mandatory. For more info Thomas Compton  e:

Wednesday 14th October –  Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Webinar
Successfully managing innovation – securing funding and investment. Free to attend – register for this webinar! We have reshaped our planned event and we are running as a webinar series, with episodes covering complementary aspects of private investment, and an episode dedicated to associated case studies.  This is organised by the Innovation Management Technical Network and we expect to repeat in similar fashion covering public investment. Episode one features Dr Keith Arundale from Henley Business School and Colin Spiller from Angels Den. 14:00-15:30.

Thursday 15th October – EUROCONTROL’s Aviation Hardtalk Live webinar

The latest views from aviation’s key players. How can we build back better European aviation after COVID-19 – and what will our industry look like in five years? The environment, changing markets, new consumer behaviours and expectations – all will be explored in a series of live 1-2-1 interviews with industry leaders. In this live interview, the twelfth EUROCONTROL Aviation Hardtalk and our third to livestream, we will be exploring these questions and more with Pieter Elbers, President and CEO of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. 15:00. This webinar is a must-attend for everyone working in the aviation industry as well as the travelling public. There’s no fee to participate – simply register online.

Thursday 15th October Highcliffe – Café Scientific Talk

“Bees and Honey with special reference to Asian Hornets”: presented by Peter Davis Regional Bee Inspector, Southern Region – National Bee Unit. Free engineering, science and technology based talks. Normal start time is 19:00 – but due to Covid-19 recent lectures have delivered virtually on ZOOM. Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Dr, Highcliffe BH23 4LE. For more information: Follow us on Facebook:  cafe scientifique Highcliffe. Email:, or phone 01425 275959

Sunday 18th October Old Warden – Shuttleworth drive-in airshow

A Shuttleworth socially distanced, drive-in airshow, bringing to a close this 2020 Airshow season at Shuttleworth. Bring an FM radio to tune into commentary and pre-show music, before a flying display programme of some of our best-loved aircraft. Enjoy the unmistakable sound of our Spitfire, and if the weather is kind our pilots will do their magnificent best in our early Edwardian aircraft!

On-site takeaway catering will be available, plenty of clean toilets and sanitiser. 10:00-18:00. Book online.

Tuesday 20th October – Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) Webinar

Hovering ambition – A beginners guide to the future of the Helicopter. The idea of rotary winged flying devices dates back over two thousand years with the early Chinese TOP, a toy consisting of a propeller joined to a stick. In the 15th Century, Leonardo Da Vinci sketched the first rotary winged aircraft. In 1923, Juan de La Cierva piloted the first autogyro, however, it wasn’t until 1939 when Igor Sigorsky piloted the first practical helicopter. With numerous advances since then, from the development of new anti-torque systems such as the NOTAR (NO TAil Rotor), to completely novel aircraft such as the tilt rotor, what is next for rotorcraft? How will future aircraft adapt to growing environmental and economic pressures? Is there even a need for future manned rotary aircraft? How will the electric revolution change rotorcraft design? What benefits will greater autonomy bring? Join the Royal Aeronautical Society and the University of Bristol on our joint webinar on Wednesday 20th October from 18:00-19:00 where our expert speakers will answer the above questions, along with any questions you might have. Chair: Professor Jonathan Cooper, President, Royal Aeronautical Society and Airbus Royal Academy of Engineering Sir George White Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol. 18:00 – 19:00. Book online.

Thursday 22nd October – Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Webinar

Why civil engineering? Designing and building the future, webinar. The ICE Inspiration Series provides a complete online careers programme for students and educational establishments who want to explore the rewarding and diverse world of civil engineering careers. Each event will feature real life civil engineers telling their inspiring stories as well as providing practical advice for study and career development. Watch them all or register for the ones you’re most interested in – your choice! You will also get to ask the speakers your questions either during or in advance of the event. Why civil engineering? Designing and building the future will answer questions including: What is a civil engineer’s role in designing and building? Discover the different between consultants and contractors. What a design engineer does – discover Computer Aided Design (CAD). What kind of structures do civil engineers work on? Civil engineering vs architecture – what the difference? Got a question already for our event panel? Email us at  FREE To join the webinar, please use the link that will be included in your booking confirmation email. 11:00-12:00 Noon.

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