Next Meeting

The next public meeting of the Society will be on Wednesday 16th January 2019 – Peter Kirk-Patrick – Project Skynet, at 7pm in the Science Centre, Malvern College, College Road, Malvern WR14 3DF. 

“Project SKYNET: Charting the military, technical and political progress of the SKYNET series of UK MoD communications satellites – from their World leading introduction in the 1960’s; through the dark days of cancellation in the 1970’s and the Phoenix like rise in the 1980’s; through to the Private Finance Initiative in the 21st Century.”

“After an apprenticeship at Halton, I spent about a decade fixing broken helicopters for the RAF. Leaving the Air Force, I was rather surprised to find myself in Stevenage working on the structural design of spacecraft – a move which brought me in to contact with the SKYNET project, and eventually led to me becoming a spacecraft controller flying the current SKYNET fleet.” Peter Kirk-Patrick 

Details of Previous Meetings can be found here :

To find the Science Centre and to see the dates for 2019 see bottom of this page.

Refreshments will be available afterwards, new faces are always welcome. Admission is free for Members. We ask for a donation from non-members to help with society overheads. 

Please invite anyone else you feel might be interested – there is plenty of room

Dates of public meetings in 2019

For your diary dates will be:

  • Wednesday 13th March 2019
  • Wednesday 8th May 2019
  • Wednesday 10th July 2019
  • Wednesday 11th September 2019
  • Wednesday 13th November 2019
  • Wednesday 15th January 2020

Check back for more information.

How to find The Science Centre

Please park in College Road and walk south (away from the town centre) turn left just past the main college building and then right. The science centre is ahead of you. There is a small amount of parking next to the building – please keep this free for those with limited mobility. The disabled entrance is to the left of the building; go up two floors in the lift.  See map below.



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.


Scientists come to malvern 1942_resizeClick on image to see the exhibition posters.




1 Response to Events

  1. Brian danks says:

    I am interested in finding out any information about radar development at Malvern during ww2 as my father worked there from 1939 _ 1945 thank you. Brian Dan’s email address is

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