About this event

  • Date and time Thu 3 Dec 2020 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Retired Fellows Society

The V1s made it to London. The V2s made it to London. Fortunately, the V3s did not. 

Professor Anthony C Davies, Emeritus Professor, King's College London, joins the Retired Fellows Society to give a lecture on the V3 weapon of World War 2. He will describe and explain the plans for the V3, how it worked, where it was installed, and why it did not succeed.

Join in the conversation online using #RSMLive
Follow us on Twitter: @RoySocMed 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Key speakers

Professor Anthony C Davies

Emeritus Professor, King's College London

Speaker's biography

Born Rainham, Kent, 1936, Military service: British Army, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (1955-7), trained as Telecommunications Mechanic, and the last year as a Leading Artisan Sergeant. B.Sc(Eng) Electrical Engineering, 1st Class Hons (1963) Southampton University, MPhil (1967) University of London,  PhD (1970) City University London.


General Electric Co. in Coventry (1961-63):  Lecturer (1963), Reader (1970) and Professor and Director, Centre for Information Engineering (1982) at City University London.  Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, King’s College London (1990-9).  Lecturer, University of British Columbia (1968-9);  Visiting Full Professor, Purdue University (1973-4);  Royal Society Fellowship, British Aerospace, Army Weapons Division, Stevenage (1987-8).  Short course teaching including courses on microprocessors for George Washington University in London, Berlin and Washington DC (1979-1981);   Consultant to Admiralty Underwater Weapons Establishment, Portland, Dorset. Former Visiting Professor (from 2002) and now a member of Industry Advisory Board, Kingston University, Surrey, England.


Fellow IET, Life Fellow IEEE, Member BCS, Chartered Engineer.

IEEE Region 8 Director and member of IEEE Board of Directors (2003-2004)

Region 8 Vice President of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (1998 - 2001)

Married, two children: Daughter with PhD in Pharmacology, now Trials Manager, Wales Cancer Trials Unit, Cardiff, Wales.  Son with BMus, freelance classical musician (violin)



Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.  

Man searching computer

Join the RSM and get free access to digital learning resources

The RSM has an extensive digital learning and online e-resources platform. As a member you'll enjoy free access to a wealth of online  resources, including 5,000 subscription and open access e-journals, 2,000 e-books and 5 key medical databases, to support your clinical decision-making and research.

Become a member