The next meeting of the Malvern Radar and Technology History Society will be on Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 7PM in the Lewis lecture theatre at the Razak Science Centre, Malvern College, College Road, Malvern WR14 3DF.
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CHESS – the Electronic War over Europe 1935 – 45
CHESS. Illustrates the air war over Britain and Germany and the supporting electronic warfare as a game of Chess, with each side gaining the advantage and then losing it again. Importantly, equal emphasis is given to German developments as to British, showing for the first time why, for example, Bomber Command’s losses were so high in 1943-4.
Dr. Phil Judkins holds Masters’ degrees in Economics and Classical Archaeology from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge; in Business Management and IT from Bradford; and a PhD in the history of radar from Cranfield. His career spans the defence industry (Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Aldermaston), the Commission on Industrial Relations, Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Rank Xerox, where he gained the President’s Award, and finally retiring as a Director of AXA, the world’s largest insurer.
At the University of Buckingham, Phil taught the MA in Intelligence History at Bletchley Park, and guest-lectures at the UK Defence Academy, where he chairs the Defence Electronics History Society. He is the author of four books, covering computer networking and the implications of virtual reality, and many academic papers, ranging over multi-national high technology procurement (the 1960s Anglo-French Variable Geometry Aircraft in Histoire, Economie et Science), Power Struggles and Personality Clashes in Early British Radar (Newcomen Society) and Electronic Warfare in World War II
For planning your diary in 2017 here is the schedule of meetings for 2017 / 2018
General meetings 8 November 2017, 17th January 2018
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Scientists in Malvern Exhibition
1.30pm – Welcome and Opening Addresses (Natalie Watson and David Whitaker)
1.45pm – Lecture 1: Scientists in Malvern, David Whitaker
2.30pm – Exhibition viewing
3.00pm – Lecture 2: World Firsts, Mike Burstow and Roger Appleby
3.45pm – Exhibition viewing
4.30pm – Close
The previous Church Walk Gallery Exhibition told the story of inventions and the people behind them coming from Government Research in Malvern will remain available on this website. Link to it through the poster below.