Birmingham Heroes Lecture: Railway Research and Education

London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB
Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
Tuesday 19th May 2015 (18:30-20:45)

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With the imminent start of major projects such as the HS2 high-speed line, Britain’s railways are set for the biggest change in a generation. Researchers in the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) are preparing the industry for the future.

In the fourth Birmingham Heroes lecture, Professor Clive Roberts, Director of the BCRRE, will give an insight into the major challenges faced by railways and the world-leading work being carried out by University of Birmingham researchers.  Please join us for a lecture and drinks reception at  London Transport Museum on Tuesday 19 May from 6.15pm to 8.30pm.

Professor Clive Roberts' work is based around finding solutions for the railway industry that improve the overall efficiency of railway systems. Clive helps to ensure that rail remains an attractive option versus other modes of transport. His work combines simulation, measurement and analysis of problems in order to develop and assess new approaches and technology.

Clive works with many organisations around the world, including: the UK’s Department of Transport, Network Rail, Deutsche Bahn, Singapore Land Transit Authority and Japan Central Railways. His research helps railway companies gain a better understanding of their existing systems and the appropriateness of new approaches and technology. This work informs the specification of new train and railway system designs.

London Transport Museum in Covent Garden explores the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 years, highlighting the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800. The museum cares for over 450,000 items - preserving, researching and acquiring objects to use in their galleries, exhibitions and other activities.  Access to the museum is free of charge on Tuesday 19 May for guests attending the Birmingham Heroes Lecture.  

Tickets for this event cost £20 and early booking is advised. £10 from each ticket sale will be given to the University's Collaborative Teaching Laboratory project. Your support will help us this new state-of-the-art facility, which will bring together practical teaching activites across a broad range of science and engineering disciplines.  Please register using the link above.