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Mad, Bad & Dangerous

Talks - History

Event Description

“I say Number One, my end is diving…what the hell is your end doing?”  The words of an officer on a British ‘K’ Class submarine, one of the many unsuccessful designs that feature in this entertaining talk.  The narrative explores a variety of mad, bad and downright dangerous inventions, ranging from the nineteenth century up to the present day. Incompetence, haste and wishful thinking have all played their part, in some of the most scandalous fiascos in military history.  Sometimes the truth really is stranger – and more shocking –  than fiction!

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Tim Barney

Meet the Host, 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!