Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History, York

“You will have received notification of the programmes of IRS&TH workshops for the Spring term. These workshops have been funded for many years by the National Railway Museum. However, owing to sharp reductions in government grant-in-aid, the NRM is expected to withdraw all funding from the Institute early in 2014.

“The workshop programme will therefore be suspended indefinitely after March 2014.  Colin Divall.”

Unfortunately these look like being the last Research Workshops for a while at least. R&RTHA member Ian Souter, speaking on 5 February, gave a spirited and well-received talk to the R&RTHA in Coventry last year.


13.30-16.45 Wednesday 5th February 2014

Ian Souter
‘The British electric tram: basket case or barometer?’

Kevin Tennent (York Management School)
‘Management and competitive advantage in the public transport industry: York Corporation tramways, ca 1909-1934’


13.30-16.45 Wednesday 5th March 2014

Mark Casson (University of Reading)
‘Railways and population growth: a case study of Birmingham and the West Midlands’

Colin Pooley (Lancaster University)
‘”Mrs H came home from Norwich… her pocket picked at the station and all her money stolen”: using life writing to recover the experience of travel in the past’


All welcome. Refreshments served. 

The workshops will take place in the Edmondson Room, Search Engine at the National Railway Museum. The NRM is about three minutes’ walk from the railway station, using the footbridge. Please use either the City or Car Park entrances and tell the staff at the welcome desk that you are attending the workshop.

Please note that NRM car-parking charges apply. Free disabled parking is available near the public entrances.

These workshops are financed by the National Railway Museum.

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