Oct 09 2020


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Echoes from Essex OCTOBER PODCAST 1

October 9th 2020

“Women of Science & Music: 30 celebrations”

Episode 11: An Engineer’s Daughter

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The 1st of our October “Echoes from Essex” Podcasts 

Trained at Cambridge University, Beryl Platt (1923-2015) was a distinguished engineer and campaigner for female education who worked on fighter aircraft during the Second World War. Her daughter, Vicky Platt, gives personal and intriguing insights into her mother’s life and her own adventures in mathematics, physics and sailing!

The Music sung by electric voice theatre singers includes acapella works by Essex composers:

Nicola Lefanu“The Story of I Love You” from “Rory’s Rounds” – a beautiful acapella exposition of love

Eliza Flower (1803 – 1846) “Now pray we for our country”  – for SATB acapella chorus

Now pray we for our country
that England long may be
the holy and the happy
and the gloriously free…….

Aeronautical Engineer Beryl Platt in her summer dress and hat looking very glamorous on her engagement

Beryl Platt on her engagement. Photo courtesy of Vicky Platt

The series presenter is Frances M Lynch, Artistic Director of electric voice theatre. Part of  electric voice theatre’s Essex 2020 Minerva Scientifica project “Echoes from Essex” in collaboration with Chelmsford Civic Theatre.

May 30th – September 20th 2020

Running throughout the summer, we celebrated outstanding women in STEAMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths & Medicine) from Essex past and present as part of ESSEX 2020.

 Minerva Scientifica – Connections 2020

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