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Monday 24th January 2022 at 02:00 pm for 02:30 pm start

Bletchley Park

Presented by: Don Brown (Zoom Presentation)

Discover the secrets of Bletchley Park’s codebreakers and the cracking of Enigma in this online talk with DON BROWN.

Bletchley Park was the wartime home to a unique group of individuals, including geniuses like Alan Turing, Bill Tutte and Gordon Welchman.

Here the German’s ciphers were broken, shortening the war by two years or more and saving millions of lives.

You will hear how this incredible organisation evolved from the codebreakers of WW1, the systems that produced ‘Ultra’ intelligence, the men and women who worked at ‘BP’, and the role of Winston Churchill.

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Wednesday 9th February 2022 at 02:00 pm for 02:15 pm start

Lighting the fuse

Presented by: Lucy Lewis (Zoom Presentation)

In 2018 Lucy Lewis became the first woman to be appointed Marshal of Cambridge University. Before this, she was the first female bomb disposal expert in the British Army. She later served a further eight years in the Royal Military Police, including serving in Northern Ireland, and as a staff officer in the Ministry of Defence before retiring with the rank of major. The Marshal has responsibility for assisting the Vice-Chancellor in various ceremonies, including graduations and VIP visits; the Marshal also supports the Proctors in protecting good order and freedom of speech in the university, leading twenty-six part-time University Constables.  The University Constabulary is one of the oldest Constabularies in the world.

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Monday 28th February 2022 at 02:00 pm for 02:15 pm start

Walking the Essex coastline 250 miles - Live at Bishops Hill

Presented by: John Merrill (At Bishops Hill)

John has so far walked more than 220,500 miles, wearing out 136 pairs of boots. He is still in the same body he was born with, and has had no replacements and does not use walking poles. (The average person does 75,000 miles in their lifetime).

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Monday 28th February 2022 at 02:00 pm for 02:15 pm start

Walking the Essex coastline 250 miles - Webcast

(Zoom Presentation)

John has so far walked more than 220,500 miles, wearing out 136 pairs of boots. He is still in the same body he was born with, and has had no replacements and does not use walking poles. (The average person does 75,000 miles in their lifetime).

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Wednesday 16th March 2022 at 02:00 pm for 02:15 pm start

"Prince Albert" The greatest king we never had!

Presented by: Margaret Mills (Zoom Presentation)

Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria, has had very bad press.  He was Portrayed as pompous and stuffy, but he was actually a man who was ahead of his time. He made an impact on the reputation of the Monarch

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Monday 28th March 2022 at 01:45 pm for 02:15 pm start

Design and construction: How they built Lighthouses

Presented by: Mark Lewis (At Bishops Hill)

This talk is about the earliest attempts at lighthouse building will and examine the different construction techniques for lighthouses in a variety of different situations, that developed in the 19th Century.

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Wednesday 6th April 2022 at 02:00 pm for 02:15 pm start

"The Tolpuddle Martyrs"

Presented by: Simon Waterfield (Zoom Presentation)

The story of the famous martyrs as told through the eyes of George Loveless.

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