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Upper Clatford

2019 All Saints Lectures

Monday 21st January 2019

Enigma: the unbreakable but broken.

Alan Watson - Retired - Merchant Navy Officer

Though the Enigma story is well known this talk will cover the aspects less well known; why the machine was developed, how it works, its genius and the sheer enormity of breaking the code.  The talk will put the Enigma into perspective with developments at the time with some incredible twists in the story of how and why they were developed. Four different Enigma machines will be on display including an original German machine.

Alan Watson - Retired Merchant Naval Officer Alan Watson - Retired Merchant Naval Officer

Alan Watson is a former Merchant Navy Radio officer.  His duties included codes and ciphers led him into the Enigma story long before it became public knowledge. In “retirement”, he divides his time between development and testing of radar, teaching, skippering HMS Medusa (a WW2 warship) and Royal Navy training vessels.

Monday 4th February 2019

How to save the world?

Ed Conway - Journalist and Author

We are barely out of the last financial crisis and yet we seem to be lurching into another. Why? One possibility is the way we run the global economy. Is there a smart fix?

Intriguingly there was one occasion in history (Bretton Woods) where politicians met to try and achieve precisely that. This is their story - and some thoughts on whether there are any lessons we could take from them and the process.



Ed Conway - Leading Economics Journalist Ed Conway - Leading Economics Journalist

Ed Conway is Economics Editor of Sky News and a weekly columnist for The Times. He is the longest-serving economics editor of any of the major UK broadcasters, has interviewed countless finance ministers, central bank governors, prime ministers and heads of state. He has won a number of awards and been nominated for many others during his career. Ed is the author of the book on Bretton Woods Conference, The Summit: The Biggest Battle of the Second World War – Fought Behind Closed Doors (Little, Brown, 2014).

Tickets and Venue


Call Nicki or Charles Crosthwaite Eyre on 01264 352530 or e-mail [email protected]


Tickets can be bought at Clatford Village Store & Post Office, The Abbotts Ann Village Store or Greenfield Farm Shop in Anna Valley. You can also order them direct from Nicki by sending a stamped addressed envelope to The Old Malthouse, Upper Clatford, Andover, SP11 7QL.  Please state number of tickets you want for each event.


Tickets cost £12.00 per person. Please make cheques out to “All Saints Winter Lectures”.

Time & Venue

Doors open at 7pm and the lectures start at 8pm at the King Edward VII Memorial Hall, Upper Clatford, SP11 7QL.  A cash bar will be open before the lectures start.


Parking is available behind the hall.


All funds raised will be split between All Saints Church PCC and two other charities to be announced at the talks.