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February with BMtv and Members Talks

01 February 2021

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Highball: Live Zoom Talk with Dr Iain Murray

7pm 11th February

If you wander into the Stratosphere Chamber building you will see in one of the corners a spherical bouncing bomb, about one metre in diameter weighing 1250lbs. Designed by Sir Barnes Wallis it was called the Highball and it was built to be used against German shipping in WW2.

On the 11th February at 7pm Brooklands Members Talks will be presenting a live Zoom webinar lecture given by Dr Iain Murray of the Barnes Wallis Foundation, who will talk about the Highball's design, tests in Scotland and retrieval from Loch Striven in 2017, with our example arriving at Brooklands in 2019.

How to Book:

If you want to book a seat at this fascinating live presentation followed by a Q&A called Highball - the other 'bouncing bomb" A Cinderella story (with robots), email talks@brooklandsmembers.co.uk and you will be sent Zoom login details.

You can see a bit about the story here

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Vintage Sports Car Club Driving Tests

For those Members who missed not being able to enjoy the annual Vintage Sports Car Club Driving Tests last month, we have put together a collection of videos recording both the January meetings as well as some of the Double Twelves over the last few years. You can view them from the warmth of your armchairs

 

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The Track

Don't forget to tune into www.brooklandsradio.co.uk to hear episode 5 of The Track, our exciting radio programme, also to be found on our Soundcloud podcast channel

 

Listen to The Track

Have your say

BMtv has been delivering videos and podcasts of Brooklands Members Talks and events at the museum since 2015 and we now have over 300 in our Vimeo collection. We welcome feedback from our Members about what you like, or don't like and what you want to see more from us. For instance, what are we missing? All constructive thoughts and comments are welcome. We want to deliver what you want to see and hear. Email bmtv@brooklandsmembers.co.uk and have your say.

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