The Science of Secrecy


Alleyn's School


11th March 2019

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RV Jones Science Lecture: The Science of Secrecy
Monday 11th March, 7pm

Alleyn’s annual R.V. Jones Science Lecture will take place on Monday 11th March, at 7pm, in The MCT. They are delighted to be welcoming broadcaster Paddy O’Connell, best known for presenting BBC Radio 4’s Sunday news programme, Broadcasting House.

In what is British Science Week, Paddy O’Connell will be speaking on the Scientific triumphs of Alleyn’s old boy R.V. Jones, after whom the annual Science lecture is named.

Described by Winston Churchill as doing ‘more to save us from disaster than many who are glittering with trinkets,’ old boy, R.V. Jones was a Physicist with an unrivalled war record. Through the Battle of the Beams, Operation ‘Aspirin,’ and his Window jamming system Jones successfully foiled the Nazis with technological deception and misdirection.

Paddy O’Connell, as Chairman of the 47 Royal Marine Commando Association and having met R.V. Jones a number of times, has a personal interest in Jones’ story, and, more generally in the use of technology in intelligence work during the war. This will be a wonderful talk by a great broadcaster, on a thrilling subject, and all are welcome.

Please use the editable RV Jones Science Lecture Posters .

If any teachers or students would like to go along they should contact Ben Jones before Friday 1st March.