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Thursday 6 February 2020

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In this latest in our series of networking events, 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 (NHSBT).

Barry has worked for over 35 years in the IT field but is the first to admit that he has not set the world alight, nor contributed to history by writing a published tome (although he has written many unpublished ones). As he says – “I’ve simply been me”. But we can promise that you will be entranced by his touching and intriguing tale. For Barry was born profoundly deaf.


Barry will describe his own sense of a rather back-to-front life. He will showcase a deep love of music, some cheeky humour, and his relentless passion to develop others around him. He will discuss uncomfortable truths, align narrative with scientific progress, share times for tears, and reflect on times for happiness. He will explain how he missed a World Cup win, describe a Tour de France love affair, and introduce you to his Goblins and Foul Friends.  We will hear how a Prime Ministerial appointment led directly to Barry’s first job, 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.

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.

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