After a lull in events since November 2019, we are now hoping to revive regular “live” events. We must emphasize that this depends on DEHS members coming forward to assist. The existing small committee is already tightly stretched.
DEHS normally hosts two events each year – a spring lecture and an autumn symposium. Occasionally, visits are arranged to a place of interest in the history of defence electronics.
The annual Spring Lecture is given by an invited speaker, who has normally had a distinguished career in the field of defence electronics.
DEHS hosts an annual Autumn Symposium broad theme of relevance to the history of defence electronics.
We are planning an all-day symposium at a London venue in Autumn 2023. Preliminary details will be announced shortly.
Our 2019 Russell Burns Spring Lecture took place on Thursday 2 May 2018 at STEAM, Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon and was given by Dr Jonathan Aylen, President of the Newcomen Society, on “From Cold War to Coal Trains.” Find out more here.
Our 2018 Russell Burns Spring Lecture took place on Wednesday 30 May 2018 at STEAM, Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon and was given by Prof. Simon Watts, MBE, DSc, FREng, Visiting Professor in the Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University College, London on UK Maritime Surveillance Radars for the RAF, 1950–2010. Find out more and see photos of the event here.
Our 2017 Autumn Symposium was Savage ‘Little’ Wars and took place on Friday 13 October at STEAM, Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon. This was the last such event. Find out more and see photos of the event here.
Publications and Podcasts
Hard-copy versions of some Autumn Symposium presentations are available as Proceedings, which are still available for purchase.
Some recent Spring Lectures and Autumn Symposia have been recorded and are now available as podcasts.