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Museums and Galleries Month

May 2008

Gallery Talks  

Throughout May the Royal Naval Museum is celebrating ‘Museums and Galleries Month’. The national theme for the month is ‘Ideas & Innovation’ and on four days in May the Museum will host a series of talks by people who have been at the sharp end of technological and social change on the Royal Navy.

 

Wednesay 7th May                      

 ‘From Teletype to Satellite’

Warrant Officer Colin Mould will talk about his experience of the revolution in shipboard communications that has taken place since the 1970s. Having served on surface ships and diesel and nuclear submarines, Colin will reflect on how these changes have affected operations and life onboard.

 

Wednesday 14th May                      

‘Plotting the future’

Warrant Officer Kevin Winter will describe how the view has changed from the Operations Room during 30 years of service from 1974.

 

Thursday 22nd May                    

 ‘Valves, Spanners and Ladies Tights’

Friends Seaman Gunner Harry Marrington and Stoker Mechanic Gordon Dance will reflect on their experiences in the engine room and operating guns during World War Two.

  

Wednesday 28th May (to be confirmed).

 ‘Women at Sea’

Lieutenant Commander Sophie Shaughnessy will describe the challenges she has faced as a woman serving in, and leading, mixed crews at sea. This followed the Navy’s introduction of sea service in 1990 and disbandment of the Women’s Royal Naval Service in 1993.

 All individual talks start at 2.00pm and take place in the Royal Naval Museum’s new special exhibition ‘Sea Your History’ which lets visitors ‘discover the 20th Century Royal Navy and its people’. Talks will last 20 minutes and be followed by questions.

 Admission is free with a valid Museum ticket, but spaces are limited and should be booked in advance on: 02392 727582.

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