Thursday 6 February 2020
We would be delighted if you could join us for a memorable evening with Barry Richardson, Head of Information Security at NHS Blood and Transplant. We can promise that you will be entranced by his touching and intriguing tale, for Barry was born profoundly deaf.
Barry has worked for over 35 years in the IT field, and we will hear how a Prime Ministerial appointment led directly to Barry’s first job. He will explain how the Red Arrows regularly acknowledged Barry on their flightpath with their traditional Red White and Blue aerobatic displays, and how Brian May (Queen Guitarist) helped to get Barry’s teething son to sleep in Malta. Barry will reflect on times for happiness and discuss uncomfortable truths, as he describes his sense of a rather back-to-front life, all the while with a relentless passion for developing others around him.
As we have grown to expect from Barry, we will hear about his difficulties ‘without filter’, in a non-judgemental narrative that leaves you to draw your own conclusions. We are promised lots of music and laughter in the narrative. It promises to be a very different and very honest evening.