Vikings Raid National Maritime Museum Cornwall!

March 2015

A band of ferocious Vikings raided the launch of the new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Cornwall. See for yourself…. The major new exhibition, which runs until 2017, features nationally and internationally historically significant artefacts, explores what is behind the popular myth of the bloodthirsty raiders and shows how their mastery of maritime technology […] Read More

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Gallipoli: Myth and Memory

March 2015

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL NAVY, 25 March 2015. On the evening of the 25th March 2015, at 6.15pm, the National Museum of the Royal Navy will be hosting an exclusive wine and canapés preview of the Museum’s new Exhibition Gallipoli: Myth and Memory, which does not open to the general public until the 28th March 2015. A […] Read More

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Society Dinner on board HMS Victory, 13 June

March 2015

On Saturday 13 June 2015 Members of the Society and their guests are invited to dine on the lower gun deck of HMS Victory following the Annual General Meeting and a tour of the ship. Numbers allowed to dine on board are strictly limited and this year’s dinner is expected to be particularly popular because 2015 […] Read More

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Barry Gough Awarded SS Beaver Medal

January 2015

Professor Barry Gough, Ph.D., D.Lit., noted exponent of the maritime foundations of Imperial history, has been awarded the prestigious S.S. Beaver Medal by the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, Patron of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. The award is made annually for Maritime Excellence, and in Gough’s case for his numerous prize-winning publications about the […] Read More

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Lusitania Centenary Conference, Clydebank Town Hall, 13th May 2015

January 2015

In 1907 the Lusitania was built at John Brown’s Clydebank shipyard. She was one of a new class of large transatlantic liners built for Cunard. In 1915 she was torpedoed off the south coast of Ireland with the loss of 1,195 people. There was a huge international outcry which ultimately led to the participation of the United […] Read More

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2013 Anderson Medal Award

December 2014

We are delighted to announce that, out of twenty-five nominations, the prestigious Anderson Medal for the best maritime non-fiction book of 2013 has been awarded to Dr Susan Rose, an Associate Lecturer at the Open University, for her wonderful book ‘England’s Medieval Navy 1066-1509: Ships, Men & Warfare‘ (Published by Seaforth, 2013) The judging committee […] Read More

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Research into the History of Longitude

December 2014

To coincide with the latest magnificent exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich ‘Ships Clocks and Stars’ it is worth considering the extra work that is being done around the country to help expand our understanding of this key topic in maritime history. In particular, the University of Cambridge is leading a major research project […] Read More

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Dates for Next Year’s Diary

October 2014

On Wednesday 21 October all Society for Nautical Research members are invited to the Annual Wreath Laying Service In Nelson’s Crypt, St Paul’s Cathedral. This takes place at 11.00am, so arrive at 10.30am. First Sea Lord’s Representative lays a wreath on behalf of the Royal Navy.  Other wreaths are laid by a cadet on behalf […] Read More

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Improved Admission Arrangements For Society Members To HMS Victory And The National Museum of The Royal Navy (Formerly The Royal Naval Museum) In The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

September 2014

Public ticketing arrangements for admission to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard have changed. One admission ticket now gains entry to all the attractions. However, for members of the Society for Nautical Research and not more than 1 guest a special free ticket is available which gives access to HMS VICTORY and the National Museum of the […] Read More

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