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Talks - History; Talks - General Interest

Event Description

For many of us the Battle of Britain is the key narrative of the Second World War, and the sleek, elegant Spitfire is its supreme icon. If you’re interested in classic fighter planes like this, and would like to know more about their design and development, then this is the talk for you. Between 1939 and 1945, the performance of some aircraft literally doubled. Blending technical discussion with many real-life examples, this talk describes how and why these dramatic advances were achieved – and also explains why compromise turned out to be even more important than innovation

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Tim Barney

Meet The Speaker, Tim

Tim Barney is fascinated by military history and technology, and has always wanted to share his passion. Following a career in the IT industry, Tim now has the opportunity to pass on some of the fascinating facts and stories he has absorbed over the years. All Tim's talks are designed for non-specialist audiences and will appeal to men and women from every walk of life.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!