Phil Judkins

Phil’s love of industrial archaeology stems from his childhood playground being an abandoned Victorian waterworks, with no Health and Safety to concern him! Cambridge’s Classical Archaeology course led to several years in ‘dirt archaeology’, followed by a management career which ranged from the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment to the City of London. Phil then gave structure to his abiding interest of historic defence electronics through a Cranfield PhD in the history of radar, and successive Fellowships at the UK’s Defence Academy and at Buckingham University’s Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies. He currently chairs the Defence Electronics History Society and the Purbeck Radar Museum Trust, in addition to serving on the Committee of the South Yorkshire Newcomen Society, and lectures on defence topics throughout the UK, Phil’s particular perspective is to present the role of electronics in conflict as seen by all the contending parties, rather than from a single national perspective, so that he welcomes collaboration with colleagues internationally.

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    Jun
    19
    Tue
    2018
    5:45 pm An engineering study of the stat... @ MANCHESTER Renold Building, University of Manchester
    An engineering study of the stat... @ MANCHESTER Renold Building, University of Manchester
    Jun 19 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
    A meeting led by Institution of Structural Engineers at which  Bill Harvey will speak on  “An engineering study of the station at Liverpool Road Manchester – an examination of the construction and development of the[...]
    Jul
    13
    Fri
    2018
    9:00 am Newcomen Society Annual Conferen... @ TEESSIDE, Middlesbrough
    Newcomen Society Annual Conferen... @ TEESSIDE, Middlesbrough
    Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm
    Teesside Flyer Having taken into account wishes of the membership this new type of conference will be led by Jonathan  Aylen and Dr Fred Starr. Based in Middlesbrough in NE England it will focus on[...]
    Oct
    20
    Sat
    2018
    9:00 am Symposium: The White Salt Industry @ NORTHWICH The Lion Salt Works Museum
    Symposium: The White Salt Industry @ NORTHWICH The Lion Salt Works Museum
    Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    An all-day Symposium on the technologies associated with White Salt is being organised by the North West Branch. It will take place at The Lion Salt Works Museum outside Northwich (10 minutes from M6 Junction[...]
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