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New Events across the RIN

Visit to the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
10 Feb 2015 12:00 - 17:00

BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED An opportunity to participate in a guided Navy Days Tour on 10 February at the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC)

International Navigation Conference
24 Feb 2015 08:45 - 26 Feb 2015 17:30

The Royal Institute of Navigation is launching an exciting new international conference series.

Cambria, 86 Years Old and Still Being Chased On the Race Course
19 Mar 2015 18:00 - 20:15

Joint SCG/RTYC talk by Chris Barkham, skipper of the Cambria.

RIN SCG Visit to The Historic Dockyard, Chatham
07 Apr 2015 10:45 - 17:30

An opportunity to join fellow members of the RIN Small Craft Group on a visit to The Historic Dockyard, Chatham.

The IMO and Future Maritime Legislation
02 Feb 2015 18:15 - 21:00

An evening seminar with Arsenio Dominguez, Panama's ambassador to the IMO.

The Golden Age of Celestial Navigation
04 Feb 2015 18:00 - 21:00

David Barrie, author of 'Sextant', will present this fascinating subject.

Early Developments in Air Navigation
11 Feb 2015 19:30 - 21:00

Reproduction of Francis Chichester's chart for his flight from Norfolk Is to Lord Howe Island

GPS technology for the master criminal
19 Feb 2015 18:30 - 21:00

"GPS technology for the master criminal - How Criminals are using GPS to their advantage"

The Anderson Memorial Lecture
02 Mar 2015 19:15 - 00:00

Where next for GNSS? Professor Terry Moore explores the future for Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Where Next for GNSS
02 Mar 2015 19:15 - 21:00


The Little Known Story of C- Class Submarine Operations in the Baltic in WW1
12 Mar 2015 18:00 - 21:00

A joint event with Royal Lymington YC, followed by supper

Small Craft Group AGM
19 Mar 2015 17:30 - 18:00

The Small Craft Group AGM will take place today before the Spring Joint Meeting of the RIN SCG and Royal Thames Yacht Club.

Ocean Business 2015
14 Apr 2015 09:00 - 16 Apr 2015 18:00

Ocean Business is being held at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK from 14th -16th April 2015.

Accident Investigations at sea and in the air
16 Apr 2015 19:00 - 21:00

Joint meeting with the Nautical Institute

TopNav 2015
09 May 2015 11:00 - 16:00

TopNav is the Institute's annual GA navigation competition, comprising a route designed to take ~90 minutes.

9th Annual Baska GNSS Conference
10 May 2015 09:00 - 12 May 2015 17:00

Welcome to the 9th Annual Baska GNSS Conference

TopNav 2015 Reserve Day
16 May 2015 11:00 - 16:00

This is a reserve day, should weather be unsuitable on 9 May. For details, see the 9 May event.

Human Cognition – Enabling Navigation
10 Jun 2015 09:30 - 17:00

Exploring Humanity’s Relationship with Technology in Navigation

Fly/Sail 2015
13 Jun 2015 12:00 - 14 Jun 2015 14:00

Another in the series of wonderful weekends - in which sailors fly and aviators sail - this year on the South Coast.

RIN AGM 2015
15 Jul 2015 12:00 - 00:00

The RIN will be holding its annual General Meeting at the RGS on 15 July.

Inertial Sensors and Systems 2015
22 Sep 2015 08:30 - 23 Sep 2015 17:00

At this symposium the latest state of inertial sensors and navigation systems as well as gyro technology will be presented.

IAIN World Congress 2015
20 Oct 2015 09:00 - 23 Oct 2015 16:00


Visit to the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Location: Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Starts: 10/02/2015 12:00:00
Ends: 10/02/2015 17:00:00

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BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED An opportunity to participate in a guided Navy Days Tour on 10 February at the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC)

The ORNC, birthplace of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, has a fascinating history that stretches back over 500 years and is one of the finest examples of baroque architecture in England.

The Royal Hospital for Seamen was built to house old and injured sailors who had served with the royal navy. At its peak, 2,700 naval veterans were cared for and although life was easier than being at sea, it wasn't all plain sailing.

Find out more about the sailors, pirates and murderers who lived out their days in Greenwich during our guided Navy Days Tour, which will take us from Discover Greenwich through the grounds to the Painted Hall* and Chapel. There will also be exclusive access to the Victorian Skittle Alley during the tour.


1200 - 1330 Optional lunch/light refreshments at The Old Brewery Cafe or Bar located next to the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre (the will be no pre-bookings taken by RIN for this so, if they wish, members can just turn up and pay locally).

1340 - Meet up in the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre for registration.

1400 - Tour starts.

1530 - Tour ends. Free time to wander at leisure around the venue. Alternatively, Members may wish to also take the opportunity to visit the National Maritime Museum, The Cutty Sark or just pop back to The Old Brewery Cafe for a cuppa.

The Navy Days Tour at the ORNC costs £7.50 each. Bookings are limited to members of the RIN + one guest.

All bookings for this Tour should be made through Kathy Hossain by email to, providing in the first instance the following information:
1. Your name and contact details - land-line and mobile phone number (in the event of an emergency);
2. The name of any guest and their contact details, as above;
3. If you or your guest are a wheelchair user, please also advise Kathy in your email, as the ORNC require wheelchair users to provide additional information, so that they are informed and prepared and can ensure you have an enjoyable visit.

Please ensure you put in the email subject title ‘Old Royal Naval College Visit Booking Request.’

Prior booking for this Tour is essential and your booking will only be confirmed once payment has been received. Details of where to send payment will be notified to you, along with further information, once you have registered your interest. PLEASE DO NOT SEND PAYMENT TO RIN HQ.

*the Painted Hall occasionally has to close at short notice for filming or big events and our tour route may require slight alteration, if this happens.