Lectures & Seminars

Where the rocks aren’t, Norman Kean

Start date: 17/10/2018

The hydrographic surveyor Commander Edye, when greeted by Queen Victoria with "So you’re the man who knows where all the rocks are" famously replied "I fear not Ma’am, but I do know where they aren’t...

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Noel Dilly on dangerous safety gear

Start date: 24/10/2018

Most of us carry safety gear, bought with reluctance at great expense. For many the equipment is regarded as a talisman against disaster. Some gets used, but most of the things languish in a locker...

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The effects of climate change on voyage and passage planning, Jimmy Cornell

Start date: 31/10/2018

Climate change is having a visible effect on weather conditions around the world and this, more than anything else, affects sailors planning a long voyage. In his presentation Jimmy Cornell will...

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Navigation and Mapping – from Columbus and Mercator to EGNOS and ETRF, John Barry

Start date: 07/11/2018

A review of the history of navigation and mapping, how developments in one drove developments in the other, how scientific and engineering understanding and development drove both, although not...

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Beginners’ Guide to the Baltic, Colin Wilson

Start date: 14/11/2018

The Baltic - arguably one of the best cruising areas in the world – and it’s almost on our doorstep. Why visit, what might you find, how can you get there, how do you get back home again, what about...

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Barges and bread, Di Murrell

Start date: 28/11/2018

From carrying lime products for Roses marmalade on a pair of canal boats to transporting grain by barge from Tilbury to Coxes Mill on the Wey to eventually operating three coasters in and around the...

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Navigating into the future: on board the RRS Sir David Attenborough, by Captain William Whately

Start date: 05/12/2018

Will Whately joined the British Atlantic Survey in 2008. He has risen through the ranks and has been working on the RRS Sir David Attenborough project since 2016. He will take command when she comes...

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