Destroyer of Worlds

Tim Barney


Region:
England
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Enthusiast
Fee:
Paid: £50 plus 45p per mile within the West Midlands area, negotiable for rest of UK
Category:
History
Updated:
10th July 2019
Tagged:
Military History | Technology | Educational | Scientific

This compelling talk lifts the lid on nuclear and thermonuclear weapons: the physics behind them, the design and operation of the weapons themselves, the various delivery and guidance systems, and of course what happens at the receiving end... For such a high profile and emotive subject, regularly the subject of ill-informed speculation, there is a surprising lack of knowledge about how these weapons work, and what they actually do. This talk aims to fill in those gaps, and thereby transform heat into light!

Duration: 90 minutes, plus a short mid-point interval

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About Tim Barney

I’ve recently retired from a career in the IT industry, and have had a lifelong interest in military history and technology, across many historical eras and parts of the globe. I’ve always wanted to share my passion, and have delivered informal talks on military subjects, for a number of years. Now I’m eager to expand my audience, and share all these amazing stories with those around me.

All my talks are designed for non-specialist audiences and are intended to appeal to men and women from all walks of life: when technical or scientific jargon is included, I always translate this into everyday language. You will notice that most of my talks last a little longer than usual, this is because they include both the full background story, and all those little details that are so important in helping history to ‘come alive’. All the talks are fully illustrated by PowerPoint slides. I have my own laptop and projector, and only require a screen or other projection surface.


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