2021/2 Online lectures

January 2022

SNR Virtual Winter Lecture Series 2021/2

In the latter part of 2021 The Society announced a new series of  virtual Winter Lectures, offered exclusively to Full Members of the SNR. This is a trial activity designed to provide members with greater benefits from their membership and it is hoped that we will be able to develop it further.

The next lecture will take place as detailed below, with more to follow – see our Members Events page

Note: You must be logged into the SNR website to book this event. You can join the SNR here.


Our lectures concluded this Winter with the below. We will be reviewing our events programme shortly and hope to put more events on in the future of this type.

16th Feb. 2022 – Dr Helen Doe : “The First Atlantic Liner”

The Great Western is the first and the least known of Brunel’s three ships. However, this paddle steamer was his first great success. Launched in 1837 it confounded the critics to be the fastest ship to steam continuously across the Atlantic. It connected Bristol/Liverpool and New York and began the era of luxury transatlantic liners. It was the Concorde of its era and carried the rich and the famous and those in a hurry.

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