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The Codebreakers: Enigma, Bletchley Park & the Battle of the Atlantic

November 19 @ 7:30pm

The Codebreakers: Enigma, Bletchley Park & the Battle of the Atlantic An illustrated presentation by Dr Mark Baldwin One of the Second World War’s most fascinating stories is that of the Enigma machine, a portable encryption device widely used by the Germans, whose ciphers they believed to be totally secure. Nevertheless, by mathematical analysis and modern technology (and a certain amount of good luck), the Allies devised techniques for ‘breaking’ Enigma ciphers, and thus read several million German messages, providing…

Pippa Greenwood: My Life in Gardening

5th March 2020 @ 7:30pm

Gardener’s World presenter and horticultural expert Pippa Greenwood will be joining us for My Life in Gardening. Her talk will be filled with plenty of anecdotes, stories, and behind the scenes snippets from Wisley, Gardeners’ World, Daytime Live, Gardeners’ Question Time and more. Pippa Greenwood trained as a botanist at Durham University (BSc Hons) and then gained an MSc in Crop Protection at Reading University. In 2007 Pippa was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science (DSc) by the University of…

An Evening With The Archers’ Sunny Ormonde (outrageous Lilian Bellamy!)

14th May 2020 @ 7:30pm

Sunny Ormonde has been playing the “outrageous and raunchy” Lilian Bellamy in Radio 4’s The Archers for the past 18 years and has become one of the listener’s favourite characters. Her antics have kept the nation gripped and entertained, whether it’s riding around Ambridge on a Harley Davidson, drinking the Bull and Cider shed dry with Eddie Grundy, absconding to Costa Rica with her beloved and very recently departed Tiger (oh the louse!) or recklessly kicking off her sling-backs and…

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