Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London Photo credit: Flock and Siemens
This year’s James Clayton lecture will be delivered by Richard Noble OBE, Project Director at The Bloodhound Project. Richard’s best known projects include the Thrust2 programme, which brought the World Land Speed Record back to Britain in 1983, and the ThrustSSC, first ever supersonic land speed record programme.
17:15 – Lecture Programme
17:15 – Registration & Refreshments
18:00 – Lecture Begins
19:00 – Q&A session
19:30 – Lecture close
Richard Noble: Project Director, Bloodhound SSC
Against a background of today’s low risk culture, Richard Noble specialises in developing high risk ventures. Obviously not all of them can be successful, but the Thrust2 programme which brought the World Land Speed Record back to Britain in 1983 and the Thrust SSC first ever supersonic land speed record programme are the best known.
Richard Noble’s other projects include the ARV Super2 light aircraft, the Atlantic Sprinter Blue Riband contender, Programme Funding, an original television funding company, Farnborough Aircraft, the first distributed travel air taxi aircraft and currently the Mach 1.4 Bloodhound SSC project the latest in the long line of Land Speed Record cars now being run through 3600UK schools.