PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Anglo American plc appoints
THE NaTIoNaL MaRITIME MUSEUM
past President as Chairman
The UK’s National
Sir John Parker FRINA, past President of the Institution, has
been appointed Chairman of the Board of Anglo American plc.
and Queen’s House
make a wonderful
day out for nearly two
million people a year.
New Student Naval Architect
But after the visitors
have gone home, the Award in New Zealand
also have access
The first RINA Student Naval Architect Award for the best final
to a packed social
year project on the Bachelor of Applied Technology (Marine) at
schedule of gallery
Unitec New Zealand was presented to Luke Kristensen for his
project ‘Design of the Multihull MIA’.
views, lectures, film
screenings and musical
evenings in the classical surroundings of the Greenwich
Ian MacLeod, President of the BZ Division, presents Luke with his Award.
World Heritage Site. For Members of the National Maritime
Museum, the dynamic events programme gives fascinating
insights into the history of Britain and the chance to learn
more about its distinctive sea-faring heritage.
The Museum has the most important collections in the
world on the history of Britain and the sea. They include
cartography and manuscripts, official public records, ship
models and plans and scientific and navigational instruments.
The Museum also holds the largest maritime historical
reference library. Members have exclusive opportunities
to get closer to the curators and collections which are not
available to the ordinary visitor.
For some Members, the highlight is meeting up with new
people. When they join, they become part of an exclusive
community of museum supporters. Many Members have a
background or career in naval, maritime or nautical fields but
for others simply enjoy sipping a glass of wine in atmospheric
surroundings before a lecture or exhibition viewing is the
biggest pleasure. Some of our most popular events are with
authors from around the world, who come to talk about their
research and publications.
Many Members live locally but some travel from as far
away as Cambridge or the Isle of Wight for an event. One
came from Switzerland for a lecture on Gallipoli, given
by Museum Director, Dr Kevin Fewster. This year we’ve
welcomed astronomers, physicists, horologists and historians,
all of whom have expressed their pleasure at the level of
interest and debate that their talks have provoked.
At £40 for an individual Membership and £28 for
concessions, many Members find the scheme excellent
RINA – Carnival
good for money. Giving Gift Membership is increasingly
popular for birthdays, Christmas or a special anniversary.
With a full events programme, free entry to our state-of-the-
Student Naval Architect Award
art planetarium, magazines, newsletters and membership
discounts, it’s a cost-effective way to gain a deeper
The 2009 RINA - Carnival Shipbuilding Corporation Student
understanding of maritime history and share your interest Naval Architect Award for the student gaining the highest
with like-minded individuals in the beautiful surroundings of marks on the 2nd Year Ship Design and Economics module of
the MEng in Ship Science at Southampton University has been
presented to Matthew Desmond.
To find out how to join, check out the NMM website
The 2009 Award to the student who gained the highest marks
or call 0208 312 6678.
on the 2nd Year Resistance & Propulsion module of the MEng in
Ship Science was presented to Ruggero Basso.
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