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    Re: Symposium at Greenwich
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2010 Jan 23, 01:03 -0800

    These two posts have pictures of HR-1 and HR-2 German copies of the
    Bygrave which are kept at the NMM.
    George Huxtable wrote:
    > The prigramme for the symposium at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich,
    > has recently appeared on the NMM website. It will be on May 6th (pm) and May
    > 7th. It's titled "A sense of direction" and is intended to give
    > broad-ranging coverage of History of Navigation.
    > The website of the NMM itself can be found at http://www.nmm.ac.uk/
    > A bit of searching within it brings up the following-
    > Booking Form (which is also attached) at-
    > http://www.nmm.ac.uk/upload/pdf/Booking_form_-_A_Sense_of_Direction.pdf
    > A listing of the symposium programme at-
    > http://www.nmm.ac.uk/researchers/conferences-and-seminars/senseofdirection
    > and a list of abstracts at-
    > http://www.nmm.ac.uk/upload/doc/Navigation_Symposium_abstracts.doc
    > There are several names there which will be familiar to Navlist members. On
    > the Thursday morning (6th), before lunch (after which the symposium starts)
    > two visits are scheduled-
    > 1. Jonathan Betts, the museum's horologist, fresh from repairing and
    > restarting Harrison's H1 chronometer, will be dismantling his H2 timepiece
    > for its first overhaul since Rupert Gould revived it in the 1920s. He will
    > be doing the job in public view, brave fellow.
    > 2. Tthere will be group visits to the Museum's off-site backup store. I've
    > been there twice before, and can confirm that it's full of all sorts of
    > interesting goodies that haven't found a place in the main museum. For
    > example, Geoffrey Kolbe has reported on inspecting there some MHR1 German
    > versions of the Bygrave.
    > These visits, limited in numbers,  are likely to be quickly booked up, so
    > you are advised not to delay.
    > I expect to see a good half-dozen Navlist members there, with a garnishing
    > of wives. There will be a reception, drinks provided, on the Thursday night,
    > after which there will probably be an ad-hoc wandering-off together by
    > participants to a local hostelry for a meal (at least, that's what happened
    > at the last such event, two years ago). I wonder if an informal gathering of
    > the Navlist participants on another evening would be welcome? It rather
    > depends on who expects to be in Gteenwich, when. The best time seems perhaps
    > to be the Wednesday evening; what do others suggest?
    > George.
    > contact George Huxtable, at  george@hux.me.uk
    > or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    > or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    > .

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