22nd March 2017   '"Seven maritime events that changed the world": 

Seven of our regulars have seven minutes each to describe the maritime event that changed history:

Already lined up

First Steam ship sailing - Bob Milburn

Canals that link oceans and seas - Nick Hawker

GPS - or longitude?

Copper Bottoming of Boats - Peter Gutteridge

 - Mike Patterson

 - Nigel Pickford

Some further suggestions for events but don't feel limited to these

Trafalgar

Vasco de Gama

Jutland 

The Chinese expeditions of Zheng He

Submarines 

Steam

Christopher Columbus

Lighthouses

The EIC

Greek fire ships

Weather forecasting 

Fishing and whaling 

The earliest boats used for significant passages

 

We have a chance to quiz them and when they're done we can make our choice - what was the most important maritime event in the history of the world?

 

Venue:  

11.30 am The Cutty Sark Pub just five minutes east of the Naval College,

4-6 Ballast Quay
Greenwich
London
SE10 9PD

 

Cost

£12 for the lecture or £10 for London Historians and past attendees