Activities for social members
Summer programme 2017
Booking essential: please use the form sent out with Newsletter 54
Guided tour to Trinity College and Chapel
Thursday 16, Friday 17 & Thursday 23 March 2017 (booking closed)
Visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Tuesday 25 & Thursday 27 April 2017
Visit to Hatfield House
Thursday 18 & Wednesday 24 May 2017
Visit to Royal Ascot
Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 June 2017
Tour of BBC Birmingham and the Jewellery Quarter
Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5 & Tuesday 11 July 2017
Visit to Gloucester and Warwick Steam Railway and Stanway
Wednesday 2 & Friday 4 August 2017
Visit to King’s Cross Regeneration
Sunday 24 & Sunday 30 Sept 2017.
Special excursion to Chester
Monday 8 to Friday 12 May 2017
Winter talks from Autumn 2016
Unless otherwise specified, all the talks take place on Wednesdays and are held in the Department of Engineering Science, starting at 2.15pm in Lecture Theatre 2. After the talks, tea, coffee and cakes will be served in the Holder Common Room nearby.
Prof. Martin Kemp –Trinity College Chapel and its Restoration (booking closed)
Mark Davies: King of all Balloons: The Adventurous Life of James Sadler, the First English Aeronaut
Wednesday 15 March 2017James Sadler (1753-1828), a High Street pastry chef, became the first Englishman to build and fly an air balloon, in Oxford in 1784. During an adventurous life he went on to develop laboratory equipment, "philosophical fireworks", engines, guns, and explosives, both independently and while employed by the Navy. This talk describes his life.
Lectures and local visits will be announced in the Autumn Newsletter
Reports for Winter Lectures
Reports of talks given in the Autumn/Winter Lecture series are published in the the AOUP Newsletter.
If any member is willing to write a report of a particular talk for the Newsletter would they please let the Editors know in advance by sending an email to: email@example.com