Drones vs the Volcano

Scientist and Engineers team up to use drones to study Volcán de Fuego in Guatemala A team of volcanologists and engineers from the Universities of Bristol, Birmingham and Cambridge have collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, together with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks. During two research trips supported by the Cabot Institute, the … Continue reading Drones vs the Volcano

Lecture: ‘King of all Balloons’: James Sadler, Oxford pastry cook and first English Aeronaut

Bristol Branch presents the first lecture of 2017-18 season ‘King of all Balloons’: James Sadler, Oxford pastry cook and first English Aeronaut by Mark Davies: Oxford Local historian, author, and biographer of James Sadler Following his first air-balloon flights in 1784 and 1785, James Sadler spent the next 25 years as an engineer, inventor and … Continue reading Lecture: ‘King of all Balloons’: James Sadler, Oxford pastry cook and first English Aeronaut

Bristol Barnwell Lecture: Unlocking the Future of Space Access & Hypersonic Flight  

Live streaming update Bristol Barnwell Lecture: Unlocking the Future of Space Access & Hypersonic Flight Presented by Mark Thomas Chief Executive Officer, Reaction Engines   SABRE (Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engines) allow aircraft to fly much faster than traditional jet engines – over five times the speed of sound! They can also operate in a rocket … Continue reading Bristol Barnwell Lecture: Unlocking the Future of Space Access & Hypersonic Flight  

Lecture: Adventures of a Bush Pilot

Adventures of a Bush Pilot by Captain Bryan Pill, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)   Captain Bryan Pill has been a commercial bush pilot for over 20 years. This has given him a wealth of experience in STOL operations off unimproved airstrips, lakes and rivers. He will provide a technical and practical insight into single crew operations … Continue reading Lecture: Adventures of a Bush Pilot

Lecture: The Dambusters and escape from Colditz Castle

The Dambusters and escape from Colditz Castle The engineering behind two famous feats of WWII By Dr Hugh Hunt, Trinity College, Univeristy of Cambridge Award winning documentary maker Dr. Hugh Hunt brings to life the engineering behind some of the most famous stories from the Second World War. This lecture will give a behind the … Continue reading Lecture: The Dambusters and escape from Colditz Castle