We marked our 50th Anniversary on St George’s Day, 23 April 2021 and spent a full year celebrating!
All our Golden Jubilee events were online or hybrid – a Flag Institute first – with international speakers and every talk beamed live to a global audience.
Filmmaker Patrick O’Connor spoke from Chicago and visual artist Luke Jerram zoomed in from Bristol.
Brian Elliott of the European Maritime Safety Agency worked late in Lisbon, while David Field FAICD of Australia’s Merchant Navy War Memorial Fund Ltd rose early Down Under.
Our partners in flag organisations worldwide also played a big part in the festivities: from Zagreb, FIAV President Željko Heimer; from Ljubljana, Heraldica Slovenica’s Aleksander Hribovšek and Anže Hobič; and in London Anton Pihl (Nordic Flag Society) and Roger Ourset (Société Française de Vexillologie).
Thanks to you all.
It’s been a year to remember! Here’s to the next half-century!
Golden Jubilee programme
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Saturday 23 April 2022: Spring Conference, David Game College, London | 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner
- Speakers: Professor Dominic Bryan, Anton Pihl, Roger Ourset, Nick Farley, John Hall
- Special Golden Jubilee exhibition: Who Dey Vex! by Bankoleart
Saturday 20 November 2021: AGM & Winter Conference | People’s History Museum, Manchester | President’s Drinks
- Speakers: Luke Jerram, Dr Matthew Stallard, John Cartledge
Friday 3 September 2021: Merchant Navy Day Special
- Speakers: David Craddock, Brian Elliott, David Field
Thursday 15 July 2021: Slovenian Special with Heraldica Slovenica
- Speakers: Aleksander Hribovšek, Anže Hobič
Friday 23 April 2021: 50th birthday party
- Speaker: Patrick O’Connor