‘No more Concordes’? Aviation, industrial policy and the future of the British Nation, 1945-1980

‘No more Concordes’? Aviation, industrial policy and the future of the British Nation, 1945-1980

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 29th Oct 2020

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In this virtual lecture Professor David Edgerton will survey British policy for British aviation after 1945 arguing that many really did believe that the UK’s future lay in leadership in aeronautics.

It took a long time for the British government to believe that was not the case, and even longer, to act on it.
The lecture will look at the history of many big projects from the forties, such as the Brabazon and the Princess Flying Boat, down to the heaviest aircraft ever built in the UK, the Concorde itself, reflecting on the wider political, industrial and economic context, not least the fabled ‘White Heat’ of the supposed ‘scientific revolution’ the country was living through.

This Virtual Lecture — hosted with the Centre for War and Diplomacy at Lancaster University — will be followed by a Q&A.


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2020-10-29 2020-10-29 Europe/London ‘No more Concordes’? Aviation, industrial policy and the future of the British Nation, 1945-1980 Professor David Edgerton will survey British policy for British aviation after 1945 arguing that many really did believe that the UK’s future lay in leadership in aeronautics. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/10/29/no-more-concordes-aviation-industrial-policy-and-the-future-of-the-british-nation-1945-1980-246502 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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