The Bloodhound SSC Lecture 2016 with Andy Green, Driver of Bloodhound

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Date: 17 March 2016
Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, BS34 8QZ
Time: 18:00 Registration 18:30 Lecture

The Bloodhound Lecture is an evening lecture and networking event with the opportunity to hear from the driver of the supersonic car, Wing Commander Andy Green.

On the evening you will be able to hear from Andy about the challenges, successes and focus for the coming months as the team work to prepare the car for the run.

This event coincides with the beginning of National Science Week which takes place from 11-20 March.


  • 18:00 - Registration
  • 18:30 - Lecture
  • 19:45 - Networking and supper


This event is now full to capacity. We will not be operating a waiting list. The lecture will be podcasted and subject to no technical difficulties available online afterwards.


Andy was sponsored through Oxford University by the Royal Air Force. Three years later he qualified as a Fighter Pilot and was lucky enough to fly the F4 Phantom in Germany at the end of the Cold War. His final flying tours were on the Tornado F3, which included service over Bosnia, Iraq and the Falklands. Since then Andy spent a year in Australia at Staff College, supported UK operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, and run the Harrier airfield at Royal Air Force Wittering. He is currently working in the Royal Air Force Headquarters, supporting operations around the globe, and wishing he was still flying....

Andy is also heavily involved with a Land Speed Record team. In 1997 he drove Thrust SSC to the current World Record of 763 mph. To this day, Thrust SSC remains the world's first and only supersonic Record Car.

Media queries

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We aim to make these lectures available as a podcast subject to receiving permission from the speaker/s to do this, and subject to no technical problems with the recording of the event. Podcasts are normally available 1-2 working days after the event. The Media library of past events can be found online.

Cost: All spaces are now filled
Contact: Events Team
Telephone: 011732836593

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