Royal Geographical Society Regional Talks
Please note the lecture has changed venue, and will now be held in the Physics Exhibition Centre (P/L/001).
Barbara investigates MI9’s wartime escape and evasion mapping programme, including how maps were smuggled to prisoners and how they helped orchestrate some of the most famous escapes in history.
Barbara's career was spent in public service as cartographic researcher in the Minstry of Defence, initially in the forerunner of the Defence Geographic Centre and latterly as the senior civilian Director and Deputy Chief Executive of the UK Hydrographic Office, the first Defence Agency. On retirement, she became an independent consultant, advising UK government departments on graduate recruitment and international commercial companies on training in data capture for marine applications.