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Fri, Jun 17


West Berkshire

DSA Annual Seminar

After the cancellation of our 2020 Seminar, we had hoped to hold this year's Seminar in September on the assumption that the pandemic would be under control by then. Although the situation has improved over the past month DSA Council recently decided to postpone the Seminar to June 2022.

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DSA Annual Seminar
DSA Annual Seminar

Time & Location

Jun 17, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:20 PM

West Berkshire, Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ, UK


About the Event

DSA Annual Seminar

Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury RG14 3BQ

Friday 17 June 2022

Download the Seminar Flyer

Download the Application Form


10.30 hrs Assemble for tea, coffee and biscuits.

11.00 hrs Welcome and Opening Remarks – Dr John Knight, Chairman DSA.

11.15 hrs  How to enhance data exploitation in order to give commanders a more complete operational picture – Lt Col Alex Harris, CO 42 Engr Regt (Geo).

12.00 hrs Operation Corporate – Perspective from HQ Navy – Captain RN (Ret’d) Mike Barritt.

12.15 hrs DSA Awards.

12.30 hrs Lunch.

14.00 hrs Colonel Jack's Empire: E. M. Jack, the Field Survey Battalions and managing change in 1918 – Peter Chasseaud.

14.45 hrs Military Geology Today – Lt Col Drew Craig.

15.30 hrs Tea.

16.00 hrs Adapting to Climate Change: An operator’s perspective on how this will impact maritime geospatial data requirements - Cdr Joe Tretton and Cdr Nick Davies.

16.45 hrs Closing Remarks – Maj Gen (Ret’d) Roy Wood, President DSA.

17.00 hrs  Departure.

Falklands Map Display

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War, there will an extensive poster display telling the story of the production of the maps and charts produced to support Operation Corporate – the recapture of the islands.

The cost of the event is £30.00


As well as DSA membership (individual and corporate), the Seminar is also open to members of the Royal Engineers Association (Geo Branch), the Royal Institute of Navigation, the Royal Engineers Historical Society, the Royal Artillery Historical Society, the Medmenham Association, British Cartographic Society and the Charles Close Society. Individual guests will also be welcome.

Car Parking

There is plenty of car parking, 100m from the venue.

Approach the site via Arlington Lane which runs along the north side of the Mary Hare School and Arlington Arts Centre site. The entrance to the car park is at: Grid Reference SU 46830 71393 or What3Words /// (don’t use the school’s postcode). There will be a parking marshal providing directions.

Limited mobility parking is available on request.

COVID-19 Implications

The DSA Council will be working with staff of the Arlington Arts Centre to ensure adherence to current Government advice on minimising the risk of spreading COVID-19. However, neither organisation can take responsibility if one of the party subsequently contracts COVID-19.


Payment of £30.00 per head can be made by bank transfer or cheque:

• Bank transfer to DSA, Account number 10344184 Sort Code 40-36-16 with your name in the reference,


• cheque made payable to the DSA.


The Registration Form should be:

• e-mailed to and ,


• posted to DSA Honorary Treasurer, 53 St Mark's Avenue, Salisbury, Wilts, SP1 3DD.

Note that bookings will only be confirmed after receipt of payment.

Forms should be submitted by Wednesday 1 June 2022.

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