Annual Glanville Lecture

The Eleanor Glanville Centre will host our first Annual Glanville Lecture 25th of April!

This year’s speaker is Mandy Hickson – The UK’s first female fast-jet pilot promises to inspire and excite!

Mandy Hickson: Cleared for Take-Off! 

Finding a love of flying early in life, Mandy fought hard to achieve her ambition to be a Royal Air Force pilot. She was only the second woman to fly a Tornado GR4 on the front line, completing three tours of duty and 45 missions over Iraq.

Flying a multi-million pound fighter jet in hostile territory is not an everyday career, and comes with a high degree of pressure and responsibility. It’s a dream job that takes years of ambition, training and commitment, but for Mandy Hickson, it was a dream that became reality.

Find out about Mandy’s incredible journey to become one of the UK’s first female, fast-jet pilots and how she overcame many obstacles to develop the skills to succeed in such a demanding career.

Throughout her time, Mandy was the only female aircrew and later learned the lessons of juggling life as a working mother of two young children.

Now a civilian, Mandy draws on her experiences to train and inspire others, covering the core areas of human factors; decision making, communication, leadership, behaviour, workload, conflict, fatigue and stress management.

  • Wednesday 25th April
  • 17:00 – 19:30
  • Isaac Newton Building

This lecture is free to attend but prior booking is essential – to book you tickets please follow the link:

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