Southern Joint Branch technical lectures are held throughout the year between October and May

There is a wide range of topics covering aspects of naval architecture, marine engineering, marine technology and marine science. Lectures are held at a variety of different venues including Southampton University, Southampton Solent University, the National Oceanography Centre, Warsash Maritime Academy, Portsmouth University and HMS Sultan. Meetings usually start at 19:00 and where possible, refreshments are provided at 18:30.

Information on upcoming lectures can be found here and venue information can be found here. Where possible presentation slides will be archived following lectures here.

If you would like more information on the technical programme or would like to give a lecture then please contact the Technical Secretary.

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University of Southampton

Room 1125, Building 176L,
Engineering Centre of Excellence,
Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus,
Burgess Road,
Southampton, SO15 2PX

(Access via Building 176)

Southampton Solent University

The Spark Building,
Southampton Solent University,
East Park Terrace,
Southampton, SO14 0YN

Parking is available via the St Andrew’s Road entrance after 17:00

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

NOC, European Way, via Dock Gate 4,
Southampton, SO14 3ZH

QinetiQ Ltd

Haslar Marine Technology Park,
Haslar Road,
Gosport, PO12 2AG

(Opposite the Royal Navy Hospital)

Warsash Maritime Academy

Newtown Road,
Southampton, SO31 9ZL


H.M.S Sultan

Military Road,
Gosport, PO12 3BY


S.S. Shieldhall

Berth 48, Dock Gate 4,
Eastern Docks,


Please contact the Technical Secretary in advance to attend the NOC, HMS Sultan and QinetiQ presentations as well as any Technical Visits.