All Saints Winter Lectures 2019
Ends: Monday 4th February 2019, 7:30pm
This annual even raises money for All Saints Church and two additional Charities which wll be announced at the Lectures. The details can be seen on the poster or https://www.upperclatford.com/community/upper-clatford-15048/2019-all-saints-winter-lectures/.
The two lectures are:
Monday 21st January 2019: Alan Watson - Retired Merchant Navy Officer
Enigma: the unbreakable but broken.
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 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: Ed Conway - Journalist and Author
How to save the world?
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, Economics Editor of Sky News and a weekly columnist for The Times, is the longest-serving economics editor of any of the major UK broadcasters. He has interviewed finance ministers, central bank governors, prime ministers and heads of state. His book on the Bretton Woods Conference, The Summit: The Biggest Battle of the Second World War – Fought Behind Closed Doors is a fascinating account of this war time endeavor and impact on world stability.
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