We organise talks, trips and parties for friends and their guests.

See events below, and please see other pages for other activities.

  • Wed
    7:00 for 7.30pmLecture Theatre 2, Waterfront Building, The University of Suffolk. IP3 8AH

    We are delighted to welcome Roy Clare CBE, former Director of the National Maritime Museum and Director of the Auckland War Memorial Museum New Zealand, to be the guest speaker at our first joint promotion with the Ipswich Maritime Trust. Of this talk Roy writes:

    “Admiral Cunningham, assessing risks in the Mediterranean in WW2, noted that ships lost are quickly replaced, but traditions grow slowly, over centuries. Admiral Vernon died as the sitting MP for Ipswich the year before Nelson was born; Admiral Hawke was victorious in Quiberon Bay when Nelson was just one year old. As Admiral Nelson cornered Napoleon’s fleet off the Nile, did these and other figures influence the outcome? In 2018, the 220th anniversary of Nelson’s victory at the Battle of the Nile, Roy Clare invites us to consider inter-generational influences on naval leadership.”

    Cost: £3.50 for Friends, £4.50 for non-Friends, to include tea/coffee. Booking details will be clarified soon. Please note the start time and the venue. Free parking is available in the main University car park opposite the Waterfront Building.