Speech to the Royal Geographic Society

Christian’s speech to the Royal Geographic Society in 2006 on the Subterranean Railway. Proceeds from the event were given to the Railway Children. Photo by Robert Lampard.

Christian Wolmar is a regular speaker at conferences, meetings and seminars both in the UK and abroad on transport and, specifically, rail matters. He often speaks at conferences on the latest development in the rail and transport industries and gives lectures on all his rail history books

Christian gives around 30 talks per year and has spoken all around the country, as well as in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, France, the United States and Australia where he has twice been invited to provide his expertise. He has given two lectures at the Royal Geographic Society.


Forthcoming events:

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Past events:

Jul 2018

Railways and the Raj – Thursday, July 19 2018

Jun 2018

A talk on Railways and the Raj with Shashi Tharoor and Monisha Rajesh – Saturday, June 9 2018

Mar 2018

East West Rail and other railway matters – Thursday, March 29 2018
Railways and the Raj – Thursday, March 22 2018
Railways and the Raj – Wednesday, March 21 2018
Railway renationalisation - is it possible? – Monday, March 12 2018

Jan 2018

Railways and the Raj – Wednesday, January 10 2018
Railways and the Raj – Friday, January 5 2018

Nov 2017

Railways and the Raj, launch lecture in aid of Railway Children – Wednesday, November 29 2017
Railways and the Raj – Friday, November 17 2017
Railway technology: solution or problem – Tuesday, November 14 2017
Engines of War – Tuesday, November 7 2017
Railfuture conference – Saturday, November 4 2017

Oct 2017

Railways and the Raj book launch – Monday, October 30 2017
Railways and the Raj – Sunday, October 29 2017
Revolutionary Russia and the world's longest railway - with John Simpson and Christian Wolmar – Thursday, October 26 2017
Global Conquest, how the railways took over the world – Saturday, October 21 2017
Chairing railway conference, RSA insurance – Thursday, October 5 2017

Sep 2017

Fire and Steam, how the railways changed Britain – Friday, September 29 2017

Dec 2016

Vale of Berkeley Railway Society – Thursday, December 15 2016


Events archive:

To see older events (prior to Autumn 2014), please see the archived events listing.



Public SpeakingBooking Christian for speaking engagements or to chair meetings:

If you are interested in inviting Christian to speak, please use the form on the Contact page. His fee varies according to the type of organisation and event, though of course he will speak free at charity events.

“I just wanted to thank you for all your effort as chair of the Transport conference yesterday. Many other members of GovNet staff noted how well you handled proceedings, especially during some difficult questions from delegates.”

Jay Patel, Programme Manager, Govnet Events