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:

Mar 2020

Improving rail's customer service – Tuesday, March 17 2020

Nov 2019

How the railways changed the world – Tuesday, November 26 2019
Future of Mobility – Tuesday, November 26 2019
National Wales Transport conference – Wednesday, November 20 2019

Oct 2019

Future of Van – Thursday, October 3 2019

Nov 2018

Driverless cars: the future or pure hype – Tuesday, November 27 2018
The Crossrail story – Saturday, November 24 2018
Mitcham and Morden CLP: Transport: getting better? – Thursday, November 22 2018
The Oxford – Milton Keynes – Cambridge Growth Corridor: Can we plan for sustainable growth and make places that work for people? – Wednesday, November 21 2018
Railways and the Raj – Sunday, November 18 2018
To the edge of the world, the story of the Transsiberian Railay – Tuesday, November 13 2018
Trains, planes, automobiles ...and buses – Saturday, November 10 2018
How the driverless car con is changing transport policy – Thursday, November 8 2018
Intelligent Transport Conference – Thursday, November 1 2018 - Friday, November 2 2018

Oct 2018

Trains that changed the world – Wednesday, October 17 2018
How to improve public transport – Monday, October 15 2018

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


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