SNR & SS Great Britain Conference Programme

July 2019

The full programme for the joint conference on 6 and 7 September 2019, between S.N.R. and S.S. Great Britain on 6-7 September is now available here. Keynote speakers are Dr Helen Doe, Dr Graeme Milne and Captain Peter King.

The nineteenth century was a period of astonishing change in the maritime world. The advent of steam technology ended the age-old dependence on wind and tide, shortened voyages, ended some trades and enabled others, destroyed or made entire professions, caused the demise of many ports and contributed to the rise of others, and brought prosperity to individuals, cities, and entire regions. The SS Great Britain, and the variety of roles she played in her long life – ocean liner, troopship, emigrant ship, collier – epitomises these remarkable developments, and will provide an iconic venue for a major conference to discuss these themes. The involvement of the Society for Nautical Research marks and remembers the major contribution of the society, and individual members of it, to the campaign to save and bring home this unique ship.

There will be a nominal fee for the conference of £30 (£20 for students). Please book via Eventbrite; registration is now open.

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