The Reinventing Space Conference Dinner will take place on Wednesday 11 November in the Divinity School of the Bodleian Library.
The Divinity School was completed in 1488 for the teaching of theology. With its elaborately vaulted ceiling and its 455 carved bosses, it is a masterpiece of English Gothic architecture. This splendid room is Oxford University’s earliest purpose built teaching room, and its first examination hall.
It also doubled up as Hogwarts Infirmary in many Harry Potter movies.
We will welcome 120 diners – please note that this is the limit of the venue. You are advised to book early.
We will serve:-
- Welcome sparkling wine, house wine and mineral water
- 3 course dinner
Dinner is sold out.
Our speaker at the Conference Dinner will be Al Worden,
Alfred Merrill Worden (Col, USAF, Ret.) is an American astronaut and engineer who was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission in 1971. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon.
Apollo 15’s achievements include the largest payloads placed in earth and lunar orbits, the first scientific instrument module bay flown and operated on an Apollo spacecraft, the longest lunar surface stay time and the first subsatellite launched in lunar orbit. Worden performed the first “deep space” EVA.
Additionally, Worden has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Most isolated human being” When the orbiting Command Module was at its greatest distance from fellow astronauts Scott and Irwin on the lunar surface, Worden was 2235 miles away from any other human beings.