Saturday 20th May 2017 from 1.30pm at the Malvern College Science Centre.
The Scientists in Malvern exhibition celebrates the role of Radar research scientists in the Second World War based at Malvern College. The secret work carried out on the Malvern College campus during World War II changed the course of history and enabled ongoing global research into modern day scientific and technological advances. A series of talks will be held by Malvern Radar & Technical History Society (MRATHS) and there will be an exhibition of strategic research and inventions.
1.30pm - Welcome and Opening Addresses
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
Entry: free of charge, by ticket only. All welcome.
Background to MRATHS
The Malvern Radar and Technology History Society (MRATHS) exists to preserve and celebrate the Heritage of the Government Research at Malvern, UK. Scientists from the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) at Swanage moved to Malvern in March 1942 and were accommodated in the requisitioned Malvern Boys College. At the same time scientists from the Air Defence Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE) moved from Christchurch to Pale Manor, which became locally known as North Site’. In 1946 TRE moved to HMS Duke, a former Naval Training Establishment. The Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) and its successors remained there until the Government relinquished the site to QinetiQ in 2001.