The secret science that turned the tide of the Second World War is being retold in a talk event at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

Award-winning Times journalist and science editor, Tom Whipple, will deliver the lecture on March 15 to mark British Science Week.

It starts at 7.30pm, with doors opening at 7pm.

The talk will be set against the backdrop of 100 years of naval flying history and Europe's largest collection of aircraft at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

It will focus on Mr Whipple's recent book, The Battle of the Beams, which uncovers the captivating account of the radio war between 1939 and 1945.

Elliott Bailey, public programming manager at the National Museum of the Royal’s Fleet Air Arm Museum said: "The use of radar in the Second World War is intertwined with naval history and aviation heritage, and was a pivotal moment in the allied victory.

"In this evening talk, Tom Whipple brings this story to life in a series of entertaining and engaging anecdotes, detailing the history and science of this crucial invention, all drawn from his book".

Tickets are available at £15 on the evening or by pre-booking via

There is an early bird discount on tickets (£12) until February 18.