POSTPONEMENT – 42nd Annual WSS Naval Meeting – 6th June 2020

POSTPONEMENT – 42nd Annual WSS Naval Meeting – 6th June 2020


From Richard Osborne - The developing coronavirus pandemic situation means that I have no choice but to postpone event until later in the year. Hopefully it will be possible to tun this event in late October/early November.

42nd Annual WSS Naval Meeting

To be held in the Bristol Commonwealth Society, 14 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PD from 10.30 – 17.00


10.30          Coffee

10.40          Pre-meeting quiz answers

11.00         (1) Thirteenth DK Brown Lecture: Dr Ian Buxton: The Goodall Dairies: Director of Naval Construction 1936-1944

12.10         (2) Mark Brady: The Art of Claus Bergen and the Revival of German Naval Power between the Wars

13.10          LUNCH

13.45         (3) Professor Andrew Lambert: Late Victorian Ship Design as a Symbol: The Development of the Iconography of Ships of the Ironclad/pre-Dreadnought Eras

14.45         (4) Andrew Choong: British pre-Dreadnoughts of the William White Era 1890 – 1908

15.45          Afternoon Tea

16.00         (5) Dr Richard Osborne: From Impotence to Triumph: The Indian Navy 1965-1971

17.00          Meeting ends

If you would like to attend please contact Dr RH Osborne, 11 Beechwood Road, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 2AF (Tel: 01275 852183; OR BY E-MAIL TO:

There is an attendance charge of £15 which can either be paid in advance by cheque (payable to Dr RH Osborne) or paid on the day. For those requiring lunch the cost is £25 and I need to know 7 days in advance of the event.