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The role of the Rolls-Royce Test Pilot - Derby & Hucknall Branch President's Evening
29 April 2015
United Kingdom

Phil O'Dell, Rolls-Royce's Chief Test Pilot and Head of Flying, talks about his experiences in aviation, working for Rolls-Royce and his role in flying the Rolls-Royce Spitfire. 

E-mail:  heritage.trust@rolls-royce.com / Attention:  Oliver Gerg

Start: 17:30 hours
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Rolls-Royce Learning & Career Development Centre, Wilmore Road, Derby,    DE24 9BD

Holding the Dragon's Tail: Harnessing the Power of Fission - Derby & Hucknall Branch Ray Dorey Memorial Lecture

17 June 2015
United Kingdom

Steve Curr, who is Chief Technologist - Core Nuclear at Rolls-Royce plc, talks about the developments on nuclear fission and advancements in the industry.

E-mail enquiries to:  heritage.trust@rolls-royce.com / Attention:  Oliver Gerg

Start: 17:30 hours
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Rolls-Royce Learning & Career Development Centre, Wilmore Road, Derby,    DE24 9BD
X-Planes of Europe - research aircraft from the golden age 1947-1967 - Bristol Branch Lecture
7 September 2015
United Kingdom

Tony Buttler, originally a metallurgist with High Duty Alloys, amd who is now an aviation historian and author, lectures on the X-planes of Europe.  These planes were desgined, built and flown in Europe in the two decades which followed the Second World War.

 E-mail:  heritage.trust@rolls-royce.com / Attention Bob Broomfield

Start: 18:00 hours
Country: United Kingdom
Location: BAWA Building, Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RF (Sat Nav Post Code)
Changing the Economics of Space: SSTL's approach to low cost satellite propulsion- Derby and Hucknall Branch Roy Heathcote Memorial Lecture
30 September 2015
United Kingdom

Oliver Lane, Propulsion Team Leader at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), a company who are part of the Airbus Defence & Space group making small satellites, will be talking about the company's approach to lowering costs in satellite propulsion.

E-mail enquiries to:  heritage.trust@rolls-royce.com / Attention:  Oliver Gerg

Start: 17:30 hours
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Rolls-Royce Learning & Career Development Centre, Wilmore Road, Derby,    DE24 9BD
Marine gas turbines: past, present and future - Bristol Branch Lecture
19 October 2015
United Kingdom

David Pearson, Rolls-Royce Director of Engineering & Technology - Naval, gives a lecture on the subject of 'Marine gas turbines: past, present and future'.

E-mail:  heritage.trust@rolls-royce.com / Attention Bob Broomfield

Start: 18:00 hours
Country: United Kingdom
Location: BAWA Building, Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RF (Sat Nav Post Code)
Spitfire - People, Politics and Production - Derby and Hucknall Branch Lecture
21 October 2015
United Kingdom

Paul Beaver, Journalist, Commentator and independent consultant talks about the role of the Spitfire in World War Two, the people, the politics and its production. 

E-mail enquiries to:  heritage.trust@rolls-royce.com / Attention:  Oliver Gerg

Start: 17:30 hours
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Rolls-Royce Learning & Career Development Centre, Wilmore Road, Derby,    DE24 9BD
Early Development of the Rolls-Royce RB211-22 Turbofan engine - Bristol Branch Lecture
16 November 2015
United Kingdom

Lecture by Phil Ruffles, former Director of Engineering & Technology, Rolls-Royce plc.  In this lecture, Phil will cover the early development of the RB211-22 engine from 1960 to 1980, and revealing for the first time the full technical story behind the Company going into receivership. 

E-mail:  heritage.trust@rolls-royce.com / Attention Bob Broomfield

Start: 18:00 hours
Country: United Kingdom
Location: BAWA Building, Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RF (Sat Nav Post Code)
Birth of Tornado - Bristol Branch Lecture
18 January 2016
United Kingdom

Jock Heron, Chairman of The Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Bristol Branch gives a talk on the Tornado.  Before joining Rolls-Royce in 1987, Jock was a Royal Air Force pilot, retiring as a Wing Commander.  He achieved over 3400 flying hours in various military aircraft (but predominantly single-seat fighters).  Originally flying Harriers and Hunters, Jock later became a Staff Officer defining the requirements for the aircraft that became the Tornado.

E-mail:  heritage.trust@rolls-royce.com / Attention Bob Broomfield

Start: 18:00 hours
Country: United Kingdom
Location: BAWA Building, Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RF (Sat Nav Post Code)
Development of the Pegasus 11/61 fan for today's Harrier - Bristol Branch Lecture
15 February 2016
United Kingdom

Retired Rolls-Royce employees David Hope and David Martin talk about the development of the Pegasus engine.  David Hope was formerly Chief Aerodynamicist, Compressors, and David Martin was a Assistant Chief Engineer, Pegasus.

E-mail:  heritage.trust@rolls-royce.com / Attention Bob Broomfield

Start: 18:00 hours
Country: United Kingdom
Location: BAWA Building, Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RF (Sat Nav Post Code)
Bristol Branch President's Evening
21 March 2016
United Kingdom

Guest speaker is Sir Ian MacFadyen KCVO, CB, OBE, a retired RAF Air Marshal, and former Governor of the Isle of Man and Windsor Castle.

E-mail:  heritage.trust@rolls-royce.com / Attention Bob Broomfield

Start: 18:00 hours
Country: United Kingdom
Location: BAWA Building, Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RF (Sat Nav Post Code)
Bristol Branch AGM (MEMBERS ONLY), followed by Lecture - An interesting night out - in Lancasters over Friedrichshafen
18 April 2016
United Kingdom

AGM followed by a talk from Arthur Spencer.  Arthur was a war-time Lancaster crew member, and will talk abou this experiences flying Lancasters over Friedrichshafen.

E-mail:  heritage.trust@rolls-royce.com / Attention Bob Broomfield

Start: 18:00 hours
Country: United Kingdom
Location: BAWA Building, Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RF (Sat Nav Post Code)