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The Battle of the Beams: The Secret Science of Radar

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The radio war of 1939-45 is one of the great scientific battles in history. This is the story of that war.

In celebration of British Science Week, join Tom Whipple, the Science Editor of the Times as he details one of the greatest scientific battles in history– The Radio war of 1939-1945.


During the evening Tom will combine history and science in addition to first-hand accounts and papers recently released by the Admiralty to reveal the Secret Science of Radar, the invention that turned the tide on the Second World War.

At the end of the evening you will also be able to purchase Tom’s new book - The Battle of The Beams: The Secret Science of Radar that turned the tide of the Second World.

Event information

Friday 15 March 2024. 

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. 

Tickets are £15pp and include light refreshments.  

Tickets do not include day access to the museum.

As this event is taking place outside of normal museum opening hours, access to the wider museum will be limited.

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