This event has now finished.
  • Date and time: Thursday 9 January 2020, 7.30pm to 8.30pm
  • Location: Room P/L/001, School of Physics, Engineering and Technology Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

York Society of Engineers Lecture

The lecture will start with acknowledging the contribution of Sir George Cayley to the development of modern aviation and in particular gliding. The principles of glider flight will be described including how they fly, how they are controlled and how they use the sun’s energy to stay airborne. The lecture will be illustrated with a series of in-flight video clips.


York Society of Engineers

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop