The Glanville Lectures

  • Students in a lecture

The Glanville Lectures are public lectures held annually, that bring truly motivational speakers to Lincoln.

The Glanville Lecture 2018

  • Mandy Hickson

Mandy Hickson: Cleared for take-off

25 April 2018

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. When life is on the line, pilots must be rigorously trained and exercises carefully planned and evaluated. There is much we can share with business from such careful strategy, training, planning and debriefing. She became the Squadron’s Combat Survival and Rescue Officer, working closely with the US, instructing Squadron members on Escape and Evasion tactics.