Public Speaking

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 and his most recent book is The Great Railroad Revolution, a history of American railways.

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. He has illustrated Powerpoint talks on five of his books, which are very suitable for entertaining after dinner speaking or presentations:

  • Subterranean Railway, on the history of the London Underground
  • Fire and Steam, on the history of Britain’s railways
  • Blood, Iron and Gold, on how the railways changed the world
  • Engines of War, on how wars were won and lost on the railways
  • The Great Railway Revolution, the epic tale of American railroads

 

Speech to the Royal Geographic Society

(Picture of Christian’s speech to the Royal Geographic Society on January 12 2006 on the Subterranean Railway. Proceeds from the event were given to the Railway Children.
Photo by Robert Lampard.)

 

“That great authority on the privatisation of the railways, Christian Wolmar, made it clear in his superb book Broken Rails that he regarded the privatisation of the railways as being criminally irresponsible”

William Keegan, The Observer

“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

 

Public Speaking Engagements

 

Past Speaking Engagements

 

Archived Speaking Engagements

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Forthcoming Events

23 April
To the edge of the world

27 May
To the edge of the world

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