RAF Museum First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture – Reckless Fellows: The Officers and Gentlemen of the Royal Flying Corps

Dr Edward Bujak of Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville, Indiana, will discuss 'Reckless Fellows: The Officers and Gentlemen of the Royal Flying Corps' as part of the RAF Museum's First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture Series. TALK OUTLINE The Royal Flying Corps was established in 1912. Six years later … Continue reading RAF Museum First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture – Reckless Fellows: The Officers and Gentlemen of the Royal Flying Corps

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Call for Speakers – 2016 RAF Museum Research Programme – An Update

I posted a call for speakers here for the 2016 RAF Museum Research Programme. Well, I am pleased to announce that in 2016, the Museum will be expanding its Research Programme by adding a new Lunchtime Lecture series at our site in Cosford. This series, the Cold War Lunchtime Lectures, seeks to explore a variety … Continue reading Call for Speakers – 2016 RAF Museum Research Programme – An Update

RAF Museum Trenchard Lecture in Air Power Studies – The Trick Cyclists: Neuropsychiatry and the Management of Aerial Warfare in the Royal Air Force, 1939-1945

Lynsey Shaw Cobden of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at the University of Oxford will discuss neuropsychiatry in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. TALK OUTLINE From the Second World War, the British public and historians have enjoyed a romantic relationship with the flyers of the Royal Air Force … Continue reading RAF Museum Trenchard Lecture in Air Power Studies – The Trick Cyclists: Neuropsychiatry and the Management of Aerial Warfare in the Royal Air Force, 1939-1945

Call for Papers – New Research in Military History

Call for Papers New Research in Military History A Conference for Postgraduate and Early Career Historians to be held at the Royal Air Force Museum London 25 September 2015 The British Commission for Military History (BCMH) was founded in 1968 and is at the forefront of academic debate over many aspects of military history. The … Continue reading Call for Papers – New Research in Military History

Conference – From ‘Shooting the Front’ to Combat ISTAR: The Evolution of Aerial Intelligence and Reconnaissance

From ‘Shooting the Front’ to Combat ISTAR: The Evolution of Aerial Intelligence and Reconnaissance  An International Conference held at the Royal Air Force Museum in conjunction with the Royal Air Force Centre for Air Power Studies 15-16 April 2015 This two-day international conference, organised in conjunction with the Royal Air Force Centre for Air Power … Continue reading Conference – From ‘Shooting the Front’ to Combat ISTAR: The Evolution of Aerial Intelligence and Reconnaissance

Public Lecture – The RAF and Operation GRANBY: 25 Years On

As part of the Royal Air Force Museum's rolling calendar of events I will be giving a free lecture on the subject of 'The RAF and Operation GRANBY: 25 Years On'. This talk will examine the vital role the RAF played during the Gulf War, 1990-91. It will also consider the state of the RAF … Continue reading Public Lecture – The RAF and Operation GRANBY: 25 Years On

Meet the Archivists: A Workshop for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

Meet the Archivists A Workshop for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students Tuesday 8 April 2014 Halton Room, Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon Aimed at students conducting research into aviation and air power history at undergraduate through to doctoral level, this free afternoon workshop seeks to introduce a new generation of academics to the archive collections at … Continue reading Meet the Archivists: A Workshop for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

New Job…New Challenges

Well, I think given that I start on Monday, it is safe to announce my new job. I take up the position of resident Aviation Historian at the Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon. As one friend recently put it, I will be like a ‘flying pig in…’. To say that I am excited by … Continue reading New Job…New Challenges

Royal Aeronautical Society Historical Group Lectures

Tonight I went to my first Historical Group lecture at the Royal Aeronautical Society. It was given by Dr Michael Pryce of the Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester. The subject of the talk was on the ‘Rise and Fall of P. 1154’. It was a very interesting talk and I will be … Continue reading Royal Aeronautical Society Historical Group Lectures