Tickets have sold out for this Meeting. We hope to make more tickets available by Tuesday 22nd Oct so please revisit the link.


The next public meeting of the Society will be on:

  • Wednesday 13th November 2019 – Acclaimed Author Damien Lewis – “SAS Shadow Raiders”
  • The venue is Big School, not our usual Lewis lecture Theatre.

This special meeting will feature a talk by the bestselling non-fiction author Damien Lewis. He is launching his latest book “Shadow Raiders” which tells the story of WWII Operation Biting. In February 1942, a combined British force captured a German Wurzburg radar from Bruneval on the north coast of France. As a result scientists from TRE and ADRDE were hastily evacuated to Malvern and the rest is part of our local history.

Damien is an exceptionally good story teller. MRATHS has helped him with research from our wartime archive, and some artefacts will be on show. He will be signing books afterwards.

PLEASE NOTE: this is a ticketed event and you need to register as ticket numbers are limited. Please REGISTER at

Tickets are FREE. Donations are invited from non-members.

  • Normal meetings take place at 7pm in the Science Centre, Malvern College, College Road, Malvern WR14 3DF


Details of Previous Meetings can be found here :

To find the Science Centre and to see the dates for 2020 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 2020

For your diary, dates and talks will be:

  • Wednesday 15th January 2020 – TBC

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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