20 Sep 2016

October Lecture

The Bloodhound Missile

by Richard Vernon, Historian and Archivist, Bloodhound Missile Preservation Group

6.30pm – Thursday 13th October 2016 
Concorde Room, BAWA Leisure Centre 
589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG

Find out all about the development of the Bloodhound missile, from the original Red Duster studies though to the final Bloodhound 2, along with related projects which never reached full scale development. Richard will also explain both the technical operation and operational capabilities of what were two very different missile systems and the various different operational concepts employed by the five nations that operated Bloodhound over a period of nearly 40 years.

Members and non-members welcome!

Register here for the event:

1 Aug 2016

September lecture

Concorde Accident, Paris, 25th July 2000:The Inside Story of the Investigation, Grounding andReturn to Service by the Chief Engineers

Dick Beckett (Rolls Royce) and John Britton (British Aerospace) 

Thursday 15th September 2016


Ballroom, BAWA Leisure Centre, Southmead Road, BS34 7RG

Attendance is free and open to members and non-members. If you are planning to attend the lecture, you are kindly requested to register your attendance here:

What was the chain of events leading up to the accident? What happened next? The Chief Engineers of British Aerospace and Rolls Royce at the time of the Concorde crash speak about their experiences assisting the investigation.

3 Jul 2016

Applications are being invited for The Sitec Challenge 2016!

The Sitec Challenge 2016

Publicity Notice – RAeS Bristol Branch
1st Annual Young Person’s Lecture Competition (The Sitec Challenge)
RAeS Bristol Branch are pleased to give advance notice of our forthcoming lecture competition, The Sitec Challenge. This annual competition is open to anyone under 30 who has or is studying a recognised Engineering Council degree. Candidates who enter The Sitec Challenge are eligible for entry for the RAeS’s prestigious NE Rowe medal.
The event is topical, with a new theme each year to reflect the ever-changing and multi-faceted landscape of the aerospace industry. The theme for the 2016 competition is:
“Advanced Recyclable Materials, Greener Manufacturing and the place of these technologies in the future of our industry”

Applications with any variation on this theme are very welcome!

At this stage there are two deadlines that entrants should be aware of:
1.  Submission of the application with a small abstract:  29th July 2016
Candidates that are successful at this stage will be notified and be required to submit their presentation that will be given at the final.
 2. Submission of the presentation:  13th October 2016

PRIZES including £200 cash and two tickets to RIAT are being offered for winning candidates

Click HERE to view more information on the competition, including an application form and manifesto