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Mary Rose Anniversary Lectures 2015

This year marks 50 years since Alexander Mckee and  Project Solent Ships began the search for the Mary Rose , and to celebrate  we’ll be holding our Anniversary Lectures on 10th October 2015, the day before the anniversary of the Mary Rose’s raising in 1982.


UPDATE: Booking is now closed for this event, you will not be admitted unless you have already booked.


We have an excellent array of speakers who will cover all aspects of the story of the Mary Rose, including memories of the early years from Binky Hallett (daughter of the late Alexander Mckee), Maurice Young and Sally Roberts, through to Robert Lavery on the ship structure and even a look over the tenure of our outgoing Chief Executive, Rear Admiral John Lippiett.


The day will end with the unveiling of a bust of Margaret Rule, who died earlier in the year.



1000 – 1020 Arrive/Registration/Coffee
1020 – 1030 Welcome & Introduction Robert Lapraik
1030 – 1130 ‘To search for and find …..’ The Early Years

Binky Hallett

Maurice Young

Sally Roberts

1130 – 1210 To Excavate, Raise, Preserve & Display Christopher Dobbs
1210 – 1250 Interpreting the Cowdray Engraving Alexandra Hildred
1250 – 1350 LUNCH
1350 – 1440 Sailing the Mary Rose Brian Lavery
1440 – 1525 Interpreting the Cowdray Engraving Dr Dominic Fontana
1525 – 1550 TEA BREAK
1550 – 1620 Highlights of the last 12 years at the Helm Rear Admiral John
1620 – 1640 2016 and Beyond Robert Lapraik
1640 – 1650 Welcome from Helen Bonser-Wilton
1735 Reconvene at Mary Rose Museum
1800 Unveiling of Margaret Rule bust commences

Booking is now closed for this event, you will not be admitted unless you have already booked.

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