Discover Malvern’s


Scientific Heritage

We celebrate the extraordinary history of government research in Malvern from 1942-2001



MRATHS is pleased to present another 30 unseen stories to Malvern’s public. Their new exhibition in the Church Walk Gallery was opened at 09.30 by the Mayor, Cynthia Palmer on Saturday 11th August and features another interesting mix of surprising revelations.

  • Find out how the US president is connected with Malvern’s wartime radar research.
  • Learn why a bee has a radar aerial on its back.
  • Discover why RAF radar plotters were working 24 hrs a day at Malvern in 1954.
  • Learn how Bernard Lovell’s radar team helped with the war against enemy submarines in 1944.
  • Chips with everything - Malvern scientists worked out how to make the silicon used in electronics on an industrial scale.

The exhibition will be in Church Walk (outside Waitrose) from 11th August until the end of October.

You can see the posters and learn more on the  Stories Tab

Next MRATHS meetings

Wednesday 12th September at 19.00 at Malvern College:
Malvern's role in defending UK airspace from WW2
See Events for more details

17 September 2018 - 19:30-21:00
Location: QinetiQ, Malvern

A fascinating talk on the history of scientists in Malvern
(joint IET and MRATHS event: https://www.theiet.org/events/local/255564.cfm?nxtId=251806)
All welcome - free, but you need to pre-book to get on to the QinetiQ site.

Have you ever wondered why there are so many science / technical people and businesses in Malvern? David Whitaker will provide the background to the move of the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) to Malvern during WW2. He will also describe the impact on Malvern and explain how and why that initial presence and work has evolved over the years. Malvern Radar And Technology History Society (MRATHS) celebrates Malvern’s technological heritage and so David, a founder member of MRATHS, will include an introduction to this group and some of their activities.

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