Back Lecture - "Heart of Oak" Event date:22/11/2017 19:00Export event Reception - 023 8045 0300 "Heart of Oak" Gale Gould - Researcher at Southampton University. Heart of Oak - the naval timber crisis in the reign of George 1st during the eighteenth century the demand for oak to provide timber for the Royal Navy outstripped supply causing a great Scarcity of Timber for ship-building in England. Lectures start promptly at 1900, please arrive in plenty of time. If you wish to have the club dinner after the lecture you must book by 12 noon on Tuesday. You do not need to book for lecture if you do not intend to have the meal.