“Where are we? – A timely voyage round navigation”

James Taylor OBE, FRIN

HALKETT HENDRIE MEMORIAL LECTURE

Tuesday, 10th December 2019

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, 7.30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE THIS REPLACES THE PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED TALK ON WEST LINTON

James will take a brief look at historical means of navigation, and then via lighthouses to modern navigation and how we all – not just mariners or navigators, but all of society – have become massively dependent on satellite navigation systems and how it all depends upon Time.

James is a mariner and submariner; with four seagoing commands – three submarines and one frigate – in his thirty years of naval service.  He is also a qualified Master in the Merchant Service.  Thirteen years as Chief Executive of the Northern Lighthouse Board gave way to non-executive roles, as a Board member / Director of Scottish Ballet and as Chair of the Scottish Pensions Policy Agency.

Last year he completed a 3-year term of office as President of the Royal Institute of Navigation, a learned society and a professional body; he currently is a delegate to the International Maritime Organisation, representing all the Institutes of Navigation internationally.

James is Chair of Eddleston and District Community Council and he and his wife, Elizabeth, live in the Meldons.