About this event

  • Date and time Thu 21 Apr 2022 from 10:45am to 3:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Senior Fellows Forum

Professor Anthony C Davies will look at the historical development of surface to air missiles in this lecture. 

Professor Davies will outline the names, types, mode of operation, and methods of avoiding them to understand the present status and likely future. The talk will be illustrated by many photos, explanation of their operation, but no practical demonstrations are intended.

The talk aims to enable the audience to have a better understanding of reports they may see in the media. A very brief mention of what may be expected in future may be included (such as Directed Energy Weapons).

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Key speakers

Professor Anthony C Davies

Emeritus Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, 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) the 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).


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Chair: Jeffrey Rosenberg, Committee Member, Retired Fellows Society, Royal Society of Medicine

Guided missiles – a pictorial visit to the surface to air missile 'zoo'

Professor Anthony C Davies, Emeritus Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, King's College London

Close of meeting followed by lunch

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

Registration for this meeting will close 24 hours prior to the start time.

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