This year marks 70 years since the formation of the College of Aeronautics at Cranfield, which coincides broadly with the dawn of the jet era. The Fedden lecture will look, in part, at the significant aerospace achievements during this period but also consider if an extrapolation of the past serves as a sound basis for predicting how the future may look.

Propulsion Technology - Is past performance a good indicator of the future?

Guest speaker - Alan Newby, Director of Aerospace Technology & Future Programmes - Rolls-Royce

Alan is the Director of Aerospace Technology and Future Programmes at Rolls-Royce and is responsible for new product development, the integration of product and technology strategy and the delivery of the research and technology programme across the aerospace businesses. Alan is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Aeronautical Society. He is also Chairman of the Derby and Hucknall Branch of the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust and a director of Composite Technologies and Applications Ltd (CTAL)

Refreshments available from 6:15 pm. 

This event is supported by the Royal Aeronautical Society

Royal Aeronautical Society 

Location and travel details

The lecture will take place in the Auditorium, Vincent Building at Cranfield University.  See Building 52a on our campus map.


Free to attend