Dr Phil Judkins


Phil holds Masters’ degrees in Economics and Classical Archaeology from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge; in Business Management and IT from Bradford; and a PhD in the history of radar from Cranfield. His career spans the defence industry (Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Aldermaston), the Commission on Industrial Relations, Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Rank Xerox, where he gained the President’s Award, and finally retiring as a Director of AXA, the world’s largest insurer.

At Buckingham, Phil taught the MA in Intelligence History at Bletchley Park, and guest-lectures at the UK Defence Academy, where he chairs the Defence Electronics History Society. He is the author of four books, covering computer networking and the implications of virtual reality, and many academic papers, ranging over multi-national high technology procurement (the 1960s Anglo-French Variable Geometry Aircraft in Histoire, Economie et Science), Power Struggles and Personality Clashes in Early British Radar (Newcomen Society) and Electronic Warfare in World War II.

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