Since the Society was formed in 1866, our library has been a treasure trove of learning and history. As the National Aerospace Library (NAL), this collection is now one of the world’s most extensive in the field of aviation, aerospace and aeronautics, offering valuable resources for a readership as varied as the Society’s membership, from pilots to PhD students, engineers to educationalists, astronauts to art lovers.
The University of Hertfordshire has awarded Sir Stuart Matthews FRAeS, an honorary Doctor of Science in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding contribution to the aviation industry.
We would like to congratulate all of our members who have recently been approved as Engineering Technicians, Incorporated Engineers, and Chartered Engineers. Did you know that the names of all newly registered engineers and technicians are published by the Engineering Council in the Daily Telegraph?
This year’s ‘Pub’ Quiz, which ran in partnership with Lockheed Martin UK, was once again a huge success with 12 teams competing for the first prize of an Xbox 360 donated by Green Spark Electrics, afternoon tea for 2 at the Chesterfield Mayfair and 8 bottles of sherry. The quiz tested the participants’ aero knowledge as well as their practical skills and knowledge of music. We are giving you the chance to put your knowledge to test. Answer the questions in this year’s ‘Pub’ Quiz for the opportunity to win a Society tie of your choice, the winner will be picked out of a hat.
The 2013 Royal Aeronautical Society Young Persons Conference, themed ‘Pushing the Boundaries in Aerospace,’ took place at No. 4 Hamilton Place on the 21st of October. We had the privilege to host 8 distinguished presentations by highly inspiring speakers who spoke to the attendees about the future of the industry. The event also offered a great networking opportunity to attendees who ranged from students, apprentices and professionals early on in their career. Attendees came from a wide range of industry backgrounds, with mixed profiles from both industry and academia. We were very pleased to see a very high number of attendees this year, with over 100 attendees.
The next closing date to apply for membership of the Royal Aeronautical Society and registration with the Engineering Council is Tuesday, 21 January 2014
On Monday 25th November the EDT (Engineering Development Trust) hosted their Eighth Annual Drapers’ Company/EDT Smart Smart Materials. The glamourous setting of Drapers Hall in the City of London played host to sixteen exhibitors and around 250 guests. The purpose of the event at the Drapers’ Hall is to celebrating the partnership between the Drapers’ [...]
With all the rushing around thinking of gifts for others at the moment, it seems that the last person people think of at this time of year is yourself! However with a bit of time off over Christmas, this is the perfect time to upgrade your membership. Have you held the same membership grade for a while? [...]
The Society will be exhibiting at the The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition, which will take place on 29 & 30 November in the Professional Development Hub at the NEC in Birmingham. The event is free to attend and will be held in hall 11 of the NEC. The event will cater to those looking for advice on how to progress in their career and will provide information on the benefits of membership to a professional Institution.
The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) today announced the launch of AeroSociety Jobs, a new online career centre designed specifically to connect employers and talent in the aerospace, aviation and space industries. It can be found at www.aerosocietyjobs.com and can be accessed by RAeS members and non-members alike.
On Friday November 22nd, the 2013 Young Persons’ Lecture and Awards Reception will be held at No. 4 Hamilton Place in London. The Young Persons’ Lecture Evening & Awards Reception offers an opportunity to hear from younger people in the aerospace industry on various topics related to aerospace and aviation.
The RAeS Australian Division has generously donated £6,000 to the Society’s Centennial Scholarship scheme.
In advance of the UK release of the space movie, Gravity, the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) Space specialist group highlights the urgent need to mitigate the risk of space debris. The RAeS Space Group facilitated an international conference on space debris in July 2013 and have summarised the key issues and output in a statement released today.
The Royal Aeronautical Society’s Air Transport Group is looking to shape the way forward for Civil Aircraft Technology Enabled Services.
The Royal Aeronautical Society is a member of the Council of European Aerospace Societies, and enjoys a close and productive relationship with the organisation. CEAS has recently published its October 2013 Bulletin so now’s your chance to catch up on all the aerospace and aviation news across Europe.
On Monday 30th September the Business Lounge and adjacent Information Centre on the third floor of No. 4 Hamilton Place was reopened. The launch event was attended by Council Members, Board of Trustees and those who generously donated to the renovation and refurbishment of the room.