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The following is not organised by the The Nelson Society but may be of interest to members:
THE SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH (SOUTH)
‘‘ What did the Tudors ever do for Britain . . . . ? ”
THE ROOTS OF BRITISH SEA POWER
An Afternoon Forum with lunch and a Visit to the new Mary Rose Museum
In memory of Doreen Hobbs
Long standing member and generous benefactor to SNR(S)
To be held at the Royal Maritime Club, Queen Street, Portsmouth
SATURDAY 22nd JUNE 2013
The keynote address will be delivered by Professor David Loades - our most eminent and accomplished practitioner in the field of Tudor naval history.
He will speak on the subject of The Formation of a Fighting Force: the Tudor Navy from 1510 to 1570. The content of his address will embrace logistics, armament, victualling, administration and politics. He will also take in naval developments in the French and Scottish navies of this era and consider broadly the extent to which this period also saw the laying down of the groundwork for the growth of British sea power in later centuries – all aspects of naval history which were of particular interest to Doreen Hobbs.
Following the keynote presentation, short contributions from a selection of other scholars working in the field will lead into a period of discussion to consider the significance of events in this era and their relationship with the future evolution of British naval mastery, drawing on the expertise, opinions, knowledge and scholarship of those gathered together for the event.
The event will commence with registration at the Club, followed by a visit to the new Mary Rose Museum in the Historic Dockyard, where following an introductory lecture delegates will have the opportunity to explore the galleries and to see the ship in her new setting, before returning to the Royal Maritime Club for lunch.
0900-0945 Registration and Coffee at the RMC in The Nelson Lounge.
0945-1015 Participants make their way on foot to Mary Rose Museum
1015-1215 Curatorial introduction to new Museum, followed by visit to the galleries
1215-1230 Delegates make their way back to the Club
1230-1400 Lunch served in the Horatia Restaurant
1415-1515 Keynote address by Professor Loades , followed by questions
1515-1545 Tea and biscuits
1545-1615 Research Forum
1615-1645 Plenary and concluding observations by Professor Loades
1645 Forum ends
The fee for the day will be £40. To include coffee on arrival, introductory talk and admission to the new Mary Rose Museum, a copy of the souvenir guidebook, a 2-course lunch with coffee and afternoon tea. A cash bar will be available at the Club. The venue is a few minutes from Portsmouth Harbour Station, the bus station and the Gosport and Isle of Wight ferries. Discount car parking will be available.
Overnight accommodation for the Friday evening is available at the Club at very reasonable rates (tel. 02392 824 231). Why not make a week-end of it and enjoy the many heritage attractions in and around Portsmouth, Southsea and Gosport ?
This is likely to be a very popular event and you are strongly advised to register your interest with David Baynes : email@example.com or on 02392 831 461.
To secure your place, complete the tearoff form below and send it without delay to :
SNR(S) Forum, ‘Swashway Cottage’, 17, St. Thomas’s Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2EZ.
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