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Development of the Pegasus 11/61 fan for today's Harrier - Bristol Branch Lecture
15 February 2016
Bristol

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
Location: United Kingdom
Address: BAWA Building, Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RF (Sat Nav Post Code)
Beluga XL "Oversize Transport for the 21st Century" - Geoffrey Wilde Lecture - Derby & Hucknall Branch
17 February 2016
United Kingdom

The Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Derby & Hucknall Branch, and the Royal Aeronautical Society Derby Branch joint Geoffrey Wilde Lecture. 

This year's guest speaker is Mark Cousin, who is Technical Director Beluga XL at Airbus.  The Beluga XL is a large transport aircraft, which is able to carry two A350 XWB wings.  It has been designed, built and operated by Airbus. 

Registration is required, and priority will be given to Members.  For further details, contact Yasmin Ellis - telephone 01332 249437. 

Start: 17:30 hours
Location: United Kingdom
Address: Rolls-Royce Learning & Career Development Centre, Gate 5A, Wilmore Road, Derby, DE24 9BD
The Barnwell Brothers - Scottish Branch Lecture
3 March 2016
Scotland

John Ferguson lectures on two brothers - Frank & Harold Barnwell - 20th century early aviation  pioneers.  They built their first glider in 1905 before moving on to powered aircraft.

John Ferguson himself started off as a Rolls-Royce Apprentice from Strathclyde University.  He has worked in the Rolls-Royce East Kilbride, Hillington and Hamilton factories, and in various departments such as the Military Avon Service Department, Quality Department and Phantom Spey Development.  John's interests include Junior Football (he wrote a history of Kilsyth Rangers); scuba diving (he gave a talk on Olympic swimmer and one-time film star Buster Crabb); and vintage motorcycles (he is a member of the VMCC). 

E-mail:  heritage.trust@rolls-royce.com / Attention Janice Thomson

Start: 17:00 hours
Location: Scotland
Address: Lewis Conference Room, Rolls-Royce plc, Inchinnan Drive, Inchinnan Business Park, Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, PA4 9AF, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
Bristol Branch AGM (MEMBERS ONLY), & The Bristol Brabazon - Lecture
21 March 2016
Bristol

Annaul General Meeting of the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Bristol Branch, followed by a Lecture from Chris Bigg, a local Bristol aerospace historican on 'The Bristol Brabazon'.

For enquiries e-mail:   heritage.trust@rolls-royce.com / Attention Bob Broomfield

Start: 18:00 hours
Location: United Kingdom
Address: BAWA Building, Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RF (Sat Nav Post Code)
Derby & Hucknall Branch AGM (MEMBERS ONLY)- followed by "The Forgotten Engine - Phantom III V12" Lecture
30 March 2016
Derby

Annual General Meeting of the Derby & Hucknall Branch, followed by a lecture on 'The Forgotten Engine - Phantom III V12' by Matthew Pickles. 

The Phantom III was the most advanced, complicated and costly car ever produced in the Derby factory. It was produced in response to the cars produced by Hispano-Suiza, Bugatti, and others who were challenging Rolls-Royce's claim to produce "the best car in the world".   

Matthew Pickles is owner of M J Pickles Ltd in Macclesfield, which specialises in the maintenance and rebuilding of Derby-built Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars, and particularly the Phantom III with all its challenges. 

Start: 17:30 hours
Location: United Kingdom
Address: Rolls-Royce Learning & Career Development Centre, Wilmore Road, Derby, DE24 9BD, UK
Annual General Meeting - Scottish Branch (MEMBERS ONLY)
7 April 2016
Scotland

E-mail:  heritage.trust@rolls-royce.com / Attention Janice Thomson

Start: 17:00 hours
Location: Scotland
Address: Lewis Conference Room, Rolls-Royce plc, Inchinnan Drive, Inchinnan Business Park, Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, PA4 9AF, Scotland, UK
Annual General Meeting (MEMBERS ONLY)
9 April 2016
United Kingdom

The Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust 9th Annual General Meeting.

E-mail:  yasmin.ellis@rolls-royce.com

Start: 11:00 hours
Location: United Kingdom
Address: Rolls-Royce Learning & Career Development Centre, Wilmore Road, Derby, DE24 9BD
Coventry & Ansty Branch AGM (MEMBERS ONLY)
11 April 2016
Coventry

Annual General Meeting of The Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Coventry & Ansty Branch.

For further details e-mail:   heritage.trust@rolls-royce.com / Attention Tom Smith          

Start: 19:30 hours
Location: United Kingdom
Address: The Sphinx Club, Sphinx Drive, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 1WA
Bristol Branch President's Evening
18 April 2016
Bristol

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

For enquiries e-mail:  heritage.trust@rolls-royce.com / Attention Bob Broomfield

Start: 18:00 hours
Location: United Kingdom
Address: BAWA Building, Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RF (Sat Nav Post Code)
Derby & Hucknall Branch President's Evening - "The Vulcan in the Falklands War - the longest RAF mission ever" Lecture
27 April 2016
Derby

Martin Withers, Chief Pilot of the Vulcan in the Sky Trust, gives a talk on the iconic Avro Vulcan aircraft, and its role in the Falklands war.  The Vulcan is an example of British aerospace engineering at its best, becoming the first successful large delta wing aircraft.  Now that the aircraft is no longer flying, the Vulcan to the Sky Trust has set up an education programme on this aircraft. 

Start: 17:30 hours
Location: United Kingdom
Address: The Rolls-Royce Learning & Career Development Centre, Wilmore Road, Derby, DE24 9BD
Vintage British Motorcycles - Ray Dorey Memorial Lecture - Derby & Hucknall Branch
22 June 2016
Derby
Fred Evans, motorcycle enthusiast, has been involved in vintage bikes since he was 13 years old.  Now in his late 70s and still recognised as one of the leading restorers and knowlegeable owners of British vintage bikes and their racing history, Fred has offered to bring some of his collection (in excess of 100 worldwide). 
Start: 17:30 hours
Location: United Kingdom
Address: The Rolls-Royce Learning & Career Development Centre, Wilmore Road, Derby, DE24 9BD
The Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Open Day
17 September 2016
United Kingdom

Our proud history will once again by on display on Saturday, 17 September 2016, when both our Heritage Exhibitons will be open again to the public.

Further details to be confirmed. 

E-mail queries to:  yasmin.ellis@rolls-royce.com

Start: 10:00 hours
Location: United Kingdom
Address: Derby, UK
Sixty Years of Secrets - Groom Lake and Area 51 - Ray Heathcote Memorial Lecture - Derby & Hucknall Branch
21 September 2016
Derby

Jock Heron, Chairman of the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Bristol Branch, and retired Rolls-Royce employee, gives a lecture on "Sixty Years of Secrets - Groom Lake and Area 51".  Before joining Rolls-Royce in 1987, Jock was a Royal Air Force Pilot, retiring as a Wing Commander.  He has achieved over 3400 flying hours in various military aircraft, but predominantly in single-seat fighters.  Originally flying Harriers and Hunters, Jock later became Staff Officer defining the requirements for the aircraft that became the Tornado. 

Start: 17:30 hours
Location: United Kingdom
Address: The Rolls-Royce Learning & Career Development Centre, Wilmore Road, Derby, DE24 9BD
Safety and Airworthiness - Lecture - Derby & Hucknall Branch
26 October 2016
United Kingdom
Belinda Swain gives a lecture on "Safety and Airworthiness".  Belinda is Chief Airworthiness Engineer at Rolls-Royce plc, ensuring that strict airworthiness regulations are met.  Belinda joined Rolls-Royce in 1985 after studying Physics at Oxford University.  Early in Belinda's career, she played a significant role in the team that developed the EJ200 engine for the Typhoon fighter jet, and went on to become Chief Engineer when the Typhoon went into service with four European Air Forces.  In 2012 Belinda won the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the WISE Women of Outstanding Achievements Awards.
Start: 17:30 hours
Location: United Kingdom
Address: The Rolls-Royce Learning & Career Development Centre, Wilmore Road, Derby, DE24 9BD