Delia famously said the noises of air raid sirens and bombs dropping which she heard as a child in the Coventry Blitz inspired her electronic music creations.
Delia, a former Barr’s Hill Grammar School pupil, studied maths at Cambridge university. But when she applied for a job as a studio manager at Decca Records she was rebuffed as they ‘did not employ women’. Although she found a post at the Radiophonic Workshop, she was not credited for her work on the Doctor Who theme.
As part of the workshops, children watched Delia step out of a Tardis into war-torn Coventry, before learning about her life as a adult and trying her innovative music-making techniques.