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CVHF2021 talks by Simon Robinson

47. AROUND THE WORLD IN 100 YEARS: FROM PLOTTING D-DAY MAPS TO REVERED PLANTSWOMAN

Sprightly centenarian Christian Lamb will share entertaining insights into her incredibly intrepid life, which has included playing her part in the Battle of the Atlantic as a WRNS plotter; working on secret D-Day invasion maps alongside Churchill; becoming a respected plantswoman and camellia expert; travelling the world in the footsteps of her hero Joseph Banks and the great plant hunters, and writing five books after she turned 80. She will be in conversation with Simon Robinson.

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22. CODEBREAKING SISTERS: OUR SECRET WAR

Patricia and Jean Owtram, now 97 and 95, are possibly the only living sisters to have signed the wartime Official Secrets act. In 1939, Patricia was posted to top-secret listening stations along the British coastline collaborating with Bletchley Park, while Jean landed a secretive role as Code & Cipher Officer. An unmissable story of persistence, comradeship and fighting spirit in defeating the Nazis, in conversation with Simon Robinson.

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