We had two very exciting and well-attended 2019 DEHS events. In early May 2019, we had our annual Burns Lecture where Dr Jonathan Aylen, President of the Newcomen Society, made a most positive impression on DEHS when he addressed us on Britain’s first atomic weapon, Blue Danube. Dr Aylen gave a superb and engaging talk on “From Cold War to Coal Trains.”
In late November 2019, we had a DEHS Conference on Science and Intelligence especially created by our President, Keith Thrower, and Dr Liz Bruton, the Science Museum’s Curator of Technology and Engineering and of course a Committee member of DEHS.
Considerable effort and energy were expended to create these two events, and we had a great turn-out of DEHS members in support. A big THANK YOU both to Keith and Liz for their hard work in organising the Autumn Symposium, and to the Science Museum for their most generous hospitality.