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Lecture, Tue 1 Nov 2016


Using illustrations from Martin’s own collection of historical passports, we are transported back three centuries.

From hand written paper to the technically expert document we see today, art and artisanship played an important yet secret part in this longstanding desire to confound the forger.

From the wax seal to the microchip, man has exploited the skill of the artist to manufacture passports. This lecture explains the overt and uncovers the covert to illustrate the defences built in to the passport and the tricks the forger uses to defeat them. You will never see your passport in the same light again!

Martin Lloyd previously worked for the HM Immigration Service and has broadcast on local and national television and radio. Since 2008, he has lectured to various groups including the National Trust, historical societies, Gresham College, business societies and NADFAS.

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Event details

Dates Times
Tue 1 Nov 2016


Guests: £5 per person payable at the door.
NADFAS members: £4 payable at the door.
Students: Free, upon production of your student card.



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Map reference: TQ 179750  Lat: 51.46171 Long: -0.30407

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Richmond station


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