In March 1939, No. 4 Hamilton Place became the headquarters of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) which now has approximately 20,000 members. The Society hosts over 20 conferences and roughly 55 other events each year; including lectures and the Annual ‘Pub’ Quiz, at its Mayfair headquarters.

The Royal Aeronautical Society is the world’s only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community. Established in 1866 to further the art, science and engineering of aeronautics, the Society has been at the forefront of developments ever since. As a multidisciplinary organisation, there is a place within the membership for anyone working, or interested, in the aeronautical, aviation and aerospace sectors.

The Society’s membership profile is drawn from a diverse range of organisations and fields of expertise including engineering, design, and aircrew and air traffic control, along with professions that serve the aerospace, aviation and space industries, such as law, finance, marketing and recruitment.

The RAeS is a licensed body of the Engineering Council, accredited to award the professional qualifications of Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Engineering Technician (EngTech). Registration is open to all engineering professionals who can demonstrate competence to perform professional work to the necessary standards.

The principal event in the Society’s year, the Wilbur & Orville Wright Named Lecture , was established to honour the successful and experienced mechanical engineers who completed the first controlled power flight on 17 December 1902. No. 4 Hamilton Place is the perfect venue for this prestigious event due to its flexibility as an event space and its consistently high standards.

Members of the Society also regularly take advantage of the Airbus Business Suite and Members’ Bar and the many other rooms, which are all available for commercial hire. The Venue also hosts most of the Society’s groups and board meetings.

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