Churchill’s Bomb

The Truth About Churchill and the Aliens

The recent global news story about Winston Churchill’s allegedly ‘lost’ text about alien life forms is the subject of a prominent article in the Cambridge Independent.

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Graham Farmelo, Churchill College Graham Farmelo, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, Storey’s Way, Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Churchill-science discovery that wasn’t

Churchill’s interests in science have been all over the media this past week. This has followed the claim in the leading science journal Nature that Mario Livio had discovered a ‘lost’ article by Winston Churchill on the possible existence of alien life.

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Cambridge, UK

At Churchill College, Cambridge, Graham will be talking with historian Kevin Ruane, author of the excellent new book Churchill and the Bomb, in a conversation moderated by Helen Anne Curry. The event will take place in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre.

What was Churchill’s Role in Developing the Bomb?

Churchill and Nuclear Weapons: From the A-Bomb to the H-Bomb

15 November 2016, 5:30pm


Graham will be discussing Churchill and the Bomb with historian Kevin Ruane in a public event at Churchill College, Cambridge, on 15 November, with the conversation moderated by the historian of science, Helen Anne Curry. The event is free.

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Cambridge, UK

Graham will give a lecture on ‘Churchill’s Bomb’ at Churchill’s College, Cambridge, as part of the lecture programme for the Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR). Details available here.

Defence Academy, Shrivenham, UK

Graham will give the 2016 Burns Lecture, ‘Winston Churchill – a nuclear pioneer?’ to the UK Defence Academy’s historical society. Details available here. (PDF) If you do not have a PDF Reader installed on your computer you can get one here: Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader

70 years after Hiroshima

The Daily Telegraph published this article by Graham today, seventy years after the first use of a nuclear weapon.

Hiroshima Bomb Mushroom Cloud

The Atomic Bomb Explosion over Hiroshima. Photo: US Army

Churchill’s Bomb on BBC Radio

Graham’s latest book will be featured in two BBC Radio documentaries this week.

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Talking Bohr and the Bomb in Copenhagen

In the famous lecture of the Niels Bohr Institute, Graham gave a talk on 4th June about Winston Churchill, his nuclear scientists and the Bomb.

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Niels Bohr Institute
Churchill Day at Blenheim Palace

At a festival of Churchill-related events at this birthplace, Blenheim Palace, Graham yesterday gave a talk Was Churchill a Nuclear Visionary?, chaired by the distinguished astrophysicist, Alex Boksenberg.

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Professor Alex Boksenberg
Professor Alex Boksenberg (left) with Graham