Events Archive (pre-2014)

Speaking Engagements 2012 – 2014

Great Railway Revolution book launch
Mon 14 May 2012 at 18:30 – 20:30 at Daunt’s bookshop, Holland Park 112-114 Holland Park Avenue London W11 4UA

Subterranean Railway, Norbury and South London Transport Club
Tue 29 May 2012 at 20:00

American railways
Fri 1 Jun 2012 at 20:00 – 22:00 at Slough and Windsor Railway Society The Manor,, Brunel Way, SL1 1LW next to Slough station

Launch lecture of Great Railway Revolution, the epic story of the American railroad
Fri 8 Jun 2012 at 18:30 at National Railway Museum NRM York, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ

Radical pragmatism
Wed 13 Jun 2012 at 18:30 – 20:30 at St Stephens Tavern 10 Bridge St. Westminster London

Transport & Environment conference on future and design of trucks
Tue 19 Jun 2012 at 10:00 – 17:00 at Brussels

Keeping Communities Moving: Improving Availability and Access to Public Transport
Thu 21 Jun 2012 at 10:30 – 15:30 at westminster

Great Railway Revolution – American railroads: Book signing
Thu 21 Jun 2012 at 19:00 – 21:00 at Tetbury Market House Tetbury, Gloucs

Altura Verbania book festival
Sat 30 Jun 2012 at 16:30 – 17:30 at Blood Iron and Gold – Sangue, Ferro i Oro Hotel Il Chiostro Verbania, Italy

Great Railway Revolution book signing and lecture
Tue 10 Jul 2012 at 18:30 – 20:30 at Lancing, East Sussex

Engines of War
Wed 18 Jul 2012 at 12:30 – 13:30 at Shoe Lane Library City of London

LCC campaigners conference
Sat 8 Sep 2012 at 13:30 – 14:00 at Southbank University London

Great Railway Revolution
Wed 12 Sep 2012 at 19:00 – 20:30 at Worthing Library Richmond Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1HD Worthing

Great Railway Revolution
Fri 14 Sep 2012 at 19:00 – 20:30 at Market House Market House, The top of Long Street, GL8 8JG Tetbury Tetbury

Great Railroad Revolution, bookstore event
Tue 18 Sep 2012 at 19:00 – 21:00 at Powells bookstore Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton Portland

Great Railroad Revolution
Wed 19 Sep 2012 at 18:00 – 19:30 at Mechanics Institute Mechanics Institute, 57 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 San Francisco

Great Railroad Revolution
Sat 22 Sep 2012 at 11:00 – 12:00 at Pennsylvania railroad museum Event Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, PA Route 741, 300 Gap Road Strasburg, PA

Great Railway Revolution – Dean’s lecture
Mon 24 Sep 2012 at 19:00 – 21:00 at Columbia University New York

Great Railroad Revolution
Thu 27 Sep 2012 at 15:00 – 16:30 at Northwestern University Evanston

Cycling conference (chair)
Tue 4 Dec 2012 at 11:00 – 16:00 at Westminbster Briefing Commonwealth club

Rail privatisation, the first 20 years
Mon 10 Dec 2012 at 19:30 – 21:30 at Croydon RCTS Small Hall United Reformed Church,Addiscombe Grove, East Croydon.

150th anniversary of the Underground
Thu 10 Jan 2013 at 19:00 – 21:00 at London Transport Museum Covent Garden

Cambridge railway society
Tue 15 Jan 2013 at 19:30 – 21:30 at Abbey Meadows Community School community room Galfrid Rd. Cambridge CB5 8ND Cambridge

Stephenson Loco Society
Wed 6 Feb 2013 at 19:30 – 21:30 at Coney Hill Baptist Church, Coney Hill Road, Coney Hall, West Wickham, Kent BR4 9BU

Engines of War
Tue 12 Feb 2013 at 20:00 – 22:00 at Meon Valley Railway Society Hoe Road Southampton SO32 1AN

Subterranean Railway, the history of London Underground
Wed 27 Feb 2013 at 19:45 – 21:30 at Time & Talents Centre: The Old Mortuary, St Mary Church Street, Rotherhithe Village, London SE16 4JE.

Rail privatisation, the first 20 years
Mon 4 Mar 2013 at 19:30 – 22:00 at St Edwards Church Hall Plymouth

Rail privatisation, the first 20 years
Fri 8 Mar 2013 at 19:30 – 21:00 at Ashchurch, Tewkesbury and district rail promotion group Tewkesbury library Tewkesbury

Subterranean Railway, the history of London Underground
Wed 8 May 2013 at 19:30 – 21:00 at Oxfordshire Railway Society

Railfuture conference
Sat 11 May 2013 at 10:00 – 17:00 at Railfuture Conference Durham

Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation, awards presentation and keynote speech
Thu 13 Jun 2013 at 19:00 – 23:59 at Madame Tussauds

Future of transport
Wed 26 Jun 2013 at 19:00 – 21:00 at Edinburgh Green Party Edinburgh

Great railway revolution, the history of American railroads
Tue 10 Sep 2013 at 13:00 – 14:00 at City of London library Artizan Street City of London

Great railway revolution, the history of American railroads
Thu 24 Oct 2013 at 19:30 – 21:30 at Alton regional group mid hants railway promotion society

Railfuture users group
Sat 2 Nov 2013 at 10:00 – 16:00 at Oxford Town Hall St Aldates

The Subterranean Railway
Wed 13 Nov 2013 at 19:00 – 21:00 at library Ewell Road surbiton

To the edge of the world
Mon 18 Nov 2013 at 19:00 – 20:30 at Owl Bookshop Kentish Town Road London NW5

Rail privatisation, the first 20 years
Wed 20 Nov 2013 at 19:30 – 22:00 at Basingstoke and District Railway Society

To the edge of the world
Fri 22 Nov 2013 at 19:00 – 21:00 at Folkestone literary festiveal tbc

Chichester RCTS
Wed 27 Nov 2013 at 19:30 – 21:45 at West Sussex County Hall Chichester

HS2 – yes or no?
Tue 10 Dec 2013 at 19:00 – 21:00 at Manchester Statistical Society

To the edge of the world
Wed 15 Jan 2014 at 19:00 – 21:00 at Plymouth University details tbc

Mid hants railway preservation society
Tue 4 Feb 2014 at 19:30 – 21:30 at Surbiton

Gloucestershire Historical Association
Mon 10 Feb 2014 at 19:30 – 21:30 at tbc

Engines of War
Fri 7 Mar 2014 at 19:30 – 21:30 at Tewkesbury Library, for Ashchurch, Tewkesbury & District Rail Promotion Group.

To the edge of the world
Wed 23 Apr 2014 at 19:30 – 21:00 at Woodbridge library New Street Woodbridge, IP12 1DT Woodbridge

To the edge of the world
Tue 27 May 2014 at 10:00 – 23:00 at Hay Literary Festival Elmley Foundation Stage Hay on Wye

Rotary Club Church Stretton
Wed 18 Jun 2014 at 19:30 – 22:00 at tbc

South East Northumberland Rail User Group
Thu 10 Jul 2014 at 19:30 – 21:30 at Morpeth Town Hall

Cheltenham book festival
Mon 8 Sep 2014 at 19:30 – 21:00 at details to be confirmed

Rail freight awards presentation
Tue 9 Sep 2014 at 19:00 – 12:00 at Shendish Manor Hotel, London Road, Apsley, Herts, HP3 0AA.

Association of European Rail Agents
Tue 16 Sep 2014 at 19:30 – 21:00 at tbc

Soho Literary Festival – with Andrew Martin
Fri 26 Sep 2014 at 14:00 – 15:00 at tbc

Fire and Steam
Mon 10 Nov 2014 at 09:30 – 12:36 at Mycenae House 90 Mycenae Rd, London SE3 7SE

Engines of War
Thu 13 Nov 2014 at 19:00 – 21:00 at Model Railway Society King’s Cross

 

2010 Engagements

Tuesday February 23 :: Chair, transport conference, Westminster Briefing, Marriott Hotel, Westminster Bridge

Thursday February 25 :: Rail privatisation, 15 years of success or failure, Rail privatisation – the real cost, Imperial College, South Kensington, 6pm

Wednesday March 3 :: Institution of Highways and Transportation, Arup offics, Fitzroy St.,6pm

March 23 -25 :: Chair, Passenger Terminal Conference, UKIP media, Brussels Expo, Exhibition Hall 11.

Tuesday April 13 :: Kendal, Cumbria, Opening, new display on ‘Quakers & Railways’ at Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, 2pm

Thursday April 29 :: Lunchtime speaker, Dublin, Transport Ireland conference, agendaNI.

Tuesday May 25 :: Chair, Rail improvement conference, Barbican Centre, Ten Alps.

Wednesday June 16 :: moderator, Transport and railway policies seminar, UIC World Environment Conference, Madrid, 8 30 pm.

Wednesday September 29 :: Chair, Transport conference, Govnet, QEII centre, Westminster.

Saturday November 6 :: Cumbria Railway Soiciety AGM

Saturday November 13 :: Cambridge University Wilberforce Society, chair, discussion of high speed line

Thursday November 18 :: 1pm, Ellen Terry Building [the old Odeon], Jordan Well, Coventry: Engines of War, how wars were won and lost on the railways

Thursday November 18 :: 6pm Manchester, Freemasons Hall, 36 Bridge St., Manchester, M3 3BT, Engines of War. Tickets, which are £15 with all proceeds to the Railway Children charity, via ironw.booking@railwayoperators.org

Thursday November 25 :: 7pm Mid Hants Railway Society, Engines of War, Alton.

Wednesday December 8 :: 6pm ICE Great George Street, Westminster, The Permanent Way Institution, Engines of War.

Tuesday May 10 :: 12 3O pm, City of London, Shoe Lane Library, Hill House 1 Little New Street EC4A 3JR, Subterranean Railway

 

2009 Engagements

February 24 :: London Parliamentary Group on Peak Oil, House of Commons, 6 30

March 4 :: London Ecobuild conference, Earls Court, 14 00

March 9 :: Lincoln Railway Society, Rail privatisation, 7pm

March 14 :: Birmingham, Compass meeting on railways Details TBA

March 24-26 :: Excel Centre, Docklands, London, Chair, Passenger Expo 2009 conference, UKIP media and events

March 27 :: Bourne End Community Centre, Marlow Maidenhead Passenger Association, Fire and Steam 8pm

April 22 :: Road Safety Conference, Chairman, Govnet

April 25 :: Settle, Friends of Settle Carlisle Railway, AGM

April 30 :: Birmingham, Rail Conference, Clarendon Suites.

May 21 :: London, Railway Improvement Conference, Barbican, Public Service Events

June 24 :: Future of Rail, Institute of Economic Affairs, Nationalise the railways, 1 Whitehall Place, 2 30 pm

July 9 :: Bridgnorth, Trevithick 200 celebrations, How the railways changed the world, Castle Hall, 7:30

September 8 :: East Midlands Branch, Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Nottingham, 7 30. Details: paulclark@talk21.co.uk

September 17 :: London Transport conference, Chair, QEII centre, Govnet.

October 5 :: St Pancras Foyles literary dinner, Blood, Iron & Gold. Tickets £35 (Inc dinner) To reserve, email Helen Cook helen.cook@searcys.co.uk or phone on 0207 923 5454

October 15 :: Chair, Transport Sector Knowledge Seminar. Details: luke.espin@westminster-briefing.com

October 16 :: Guildford Literary Festival, Blood, Iron & Gold. Details: http://www.guildfordbookfestival.co.uk/html/modules.php?name=Programme

October 21 :: Friends of Leamington Station, Leamington Spa, Fire & Steam, Conference centre, Dormer Place, 6 30pm, marianne.pitts@gmail.com

October 29 :: Coventry Conversations, University of Coventry, Herbert Café, 6pm, Blood, Iron & Gold.

November 3 :: Buckatree Hall Hotel, Wellington, Shropshire, 7 30 pm. Blood, Iron & Gold, £10 in aid of the Railway Children.

November 8 :: Folkestone Festival, Blood, Iron & Gold. Details: http://www.folkestonelitfest.co.uk/

November 9 :: LGA Conference, London

November 11 :: Centre for Parliamentary Studies.

November 13 :: Mid Hants Railway Society Croydon Group, Blood Iron & Gold, West Croydon Baptist Church, Whitehorse Road, West Croydon, 7 30.

November 17 :: Chorleywood Literary Festival, Trouble with Trains, 7 30. Details:http://www.chorleywoodlitfest.org/index.php?module=Content&func=view&pid=3

November 26 :: Alton, The Subterranean Railway, Community Centre, 7 30 pm, Mid Hants Railway Group.

 

2008 Engagements

January 11 :: Croydon Railway Society, Fire & Steam

February 12 :: (pm) London Assembly, How to reduce congestion, Driving Change conference, City Hall

February 13 :: Guildford, Fire & Steam, Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society

February 28 :: Institute of Directors, London, chair, Rail conference, 10am – 5 pm.

March 4 :: (tbs) York Fire and Steam, National Railway Museum, 7pm £15 in aid of the Railway Children

March 6 :: Plymouth Labour’s transport policy – sustainable or not? 6pm Centre for Sustainable Transport Plymouth University.

March 8 :: Swindon, Co-operative party conference, Future of Network Rail.

March 11 – 20 :: Holland tour, speaking on Subterranean Railway

March 28 :: Chatteris, Cambs, Rotary Club annual dinner, Fire & Steam

April 15-16 :: Amsterdam, Conference on Railway Station and Design, at Passenger Terminal exhibition, Amsterdam

May 10 :: Moreton in the Marsh, Cotswold Line Society annual meeting

June 17 :: Keynote speaker, ‘an ethical transport policy’, Delivering Scotland’s Transport Strategy while meeting climate change targets, CILT, Caledonian Hilton, Edinburgh 10 am

June 30 :: ‘Today’s railway’ Railway Occupational Health Society, Royal Medical Society, Regents Park, 2pm

September 18 :: Chair, Govnet Transport Conference, QEII Centre, Westminster

October 9 :: Rail for Herefordshire at All Saints Church, High Town, Hereford and the start time is 7.30pm.

November 1 :: Railway Performance Society, The Lamb, Lamb’s Conduit Street, WC 1, 12 noon.

November 13 :: Jewish Free School

November 19 :: Civils conference, panel speaker, Earls Court, noon.

November 26 :: Winchester School.

 

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