Donations from the Society of Nautical Research exceeds a million pounds for HMS Victory

June 2017

The Society for Nautical Research has just donated £100,000 towards the costs of ongoing research and the continuing restoration of HMS Victory. The Society, which launched its ‘Save the Victory Fund in 1922′, has now given the ship over £1,262,000 since 1994. This latest award was presented by the Society’s chairman, Admiral Sir Kenneth Eaton, to […] Read More

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Annual Dinner on HMS Victory

February 2017

Each year the Society holds its AGM on board HMS Victory with a dinner held on the Lower Gundeck. Tickets for this year’s celebration are now available for Members to purchase in the Member’s Section of the website. The Society has particularly close ties with HMS Victory and was instrumental in her restoration in the 1920s. […] Read More

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King’s Maritime History Seminars 2016-17

September 2016

The list for the 2016-2017 Maritime History series at King’s College London has been released. The series is hosted by the ‘Sir Michael Howard Centre for the History of War’, and organised by the British Commission for Maritime History in association with the Society for Nautical Research. There will be eleven seminars on subjects ranging […] Read More

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Free Mary Rose Articles from The Mariner’s Mirror

September 2016

To celebrate the re-opening of the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, editor Dr. Martin Bellamy has selected some of the best articles from The Mariner’s Mirror archive relating to Henry VIII’s warship and its role in the Tudor navy, which have been made free to access here by publishers Taylor & Francis. The articles chosen […] Read More

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The Woodland Trust’s Jutland Appeal

June 2016

The Woodland Trust has asked the Society for Nautical Research to join in creating Jutland Wood, a growing tribute to those who sacrificed so much at the Battle of Jutland.  6,097 trees will be planted in Langley Vale Wood, Surrey, to commemorate the naval personnel from the Grand Fleet who lost their lives in two […] Read More

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Battle of Jutland Commemoration 23/05/2016

March 2016

On 23 May at 14.15 there will be a wreath laying ceremony in Trafalgar Square at which members of the Balfour, Beattie, Dreyer, Jellicoe, Latham and Wingfield families will lay weaths, as well as others. The proceedings will start with a number of readings, followed by a minute of silence at 14.28, when the first […] Read More

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Free Mariner’s Mirror Jutland Article

March 2016

Following a request from the producer of a BBC 2 documentary on the Battle of Jutland, T&F have now opened access to a brief Mariner’s Mirror piece from 1957 on a collection of signals sent during the battle, for the remainder of 2016. Now held at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich this collection of signals consists of the original “chits” […] Read More

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New Greenwich Maritime Centre – Launch

February 2016

The University of Greenwich is launching a new, cross- faculty Maritime Centre to promote a greater understanding and social awareness of the relationships between sea and society, and to be a platform for developing sustainable solutions for maritime issues. The launch of the Greenwich Maritime Centre is to be celebrated at an event starting at 1830 […] Read More

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Taylor & Francis Discount for Society Members

January 2016

Taylor & Francis, publishers of the Mariner’s Mirror, are offering a 20% discount on online book purchases to all members of the Society for Nautical Research for the duration of 2016 (30% for reviewers, editors and board members). For details of this offer and how to obtain the discount, please see this flyer. Read More

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Anderson Medal 2014 Winner Announced!

December 2015

The Society for Nautical Research is pleased to announce, that out of nineteen nominations this year for the Anderson Medal, Rip Bulkeley has been voted the winner for his book Bellingshausen & The Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819-21 (published by Palgrave MacMillan, 2014). The judging committee thought that Rip Bulkeley’s book was a model of its […] Read More

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