Flash Talk: An industry insider view of the early days of mobile phones

Location: St Cross Room

Date: Wednesday 4 March 2020

Time: 12:00

RSVP: No need to book, all welcome, including guests.





Speaker: John Tranter, Bursar

Abstract: With a bit of history and a bit of technology, this is a light-hearted account of the early days of one of the most significant new industries of the last 30 years - mobile telephony. In the late 1980’s, I was fortunate enough to join a small company based over a pub and behind a curry house in Newbury, Berkshire which, a few years later, became Vodafone. I will bring a few old phones from my personal museum too!

About the Flash Talks Series:

Flash talks are 15-20 minute talks from St Cross members, taking place every Wednesday from 12:00. Guests are then invited to have lunch with the speaker in hall (lunch payable at usual prices). If you would like to give your own flash talk, you can apply here.