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Royal Naval Museum
The Naval Academy Lectures
October 2001 - March 2002
Programme of Lectures
The Royal Naval Museum is again offering a range of one-day seminars, designed to appeal to all those with an interest in the history and development of the Senior Service, and not just scholars and experts.
The Naval Academy was founded in Portsmouth Royal Dockyard in 1733 for the education of young naval officers. It was regarded from the first with intense suspicion by serving naval officers, who believed the best way of learning the profession was by going to sea at an ealy age. After closing down in the 1770s it was revived by the Admiralty and in 1806 was renamed the Royal Naval College.
It was housed in a splendid specially-designed building in the centre of the Dockyard, alongside the official residence of the Commander-in-Chief. It remained there until the College was transferred to Greenwich in 1873.
The Naval Academy was launched in October 2000 by the Royal Naval Museum, to encourage the study of naval history. A range of lectures and seminars is offered, designed to appeal both to those currently serving in the Royal Navy and to those with an interest in the history and development of the Senior Service.
Each seminar will begin at 10:30 and last until about 16:00. The format will be four lectures, each lasting about an hour, with a short plenary session at the end of the day. Admission to the whole Museum will be included in the price of a ticket.
£25; £15 for seniors; full-time students and unwaged.
For a brochure giving full details, and for bookings, please contact
Royal Naval Museum
HM Naval Base (PP66)
Telephone : 023 9272 7583
Fax : 023 9272 7575
Telephone : 44 23 9272 7583
Fax : 44 23 9272 7575
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
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