Speakers Lunch with Professor John Roulston, ‘Robert Watson-Watt, technology needs personality to bring it into application’
Monday 18th November 2019, 12 noon for 12.30pm, £20
Continuing the theme of Scottish innovators, at our lunch in November we will remember Sir Robert Watson Watt, who is often described as, “the father of Radar”. Born in Brechin, Angus, Scotland, on 13 April 1892 Watson-Watt was a descendant of James Watt, the famous engineer and inventor of the practical steam engine. In 2014, the Watson-Watt Society unveiled, by public subscription, a statue to the innovator in their town centre. Professor John Roulston, OBE, past Technical Director at Crewe Toll, the site of Ferranti Scotland Ltd and now Leonardo, is our guest speaker who will recount the achievements of Sir Robert and place his efforts in the context of exploiting science in a practical way. The Leonardo company in Edinburgh, employing over 2000 highly qualified people, operates at the forefront of modern airborne radar technology, exporting radar product too many countries and even to the USA, where the technology is particularly strongly represented. John Roulston is well-known in the radar design community. He founded Scimus Solutions Ltd in 2005, a local company operating in Science, Systems and Technology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Academy of Engineering and holds honorary doctorates from Edinburgh and Heriot Watt universities. Professor John Roulston is a trustee of the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation.
To book a place, simply enter the number of attendees below or contact Lauren on 0131 525 6157.