Forthcoming events 

Upcoming Events

The University of Birmingham speeds into The Big Bang Fair 2015

11 - 14/03/2015
The Big Bang Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK. We aim to show students a variety of exciting and rewarding opportunities available for a successful career in STEM subject.

Railway Engineering and Systems Seminar series 2014/15

The 2014/15 series of railway seminars is almost fully booked already for the year and we are delighted to welcome senior practitioners from across the railway industry to the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education. All students in the Schools of Civil Engineering and EESE, as well as anyone who finds the topic of interest, are welcome to attend. Attendance is expected of all MRes Railway Systems Integration students.


Selected past events

International Conference on High Speed Rail - 8th-10th December 2014

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Shinkansen high speed line in Japan. The University of Birmingham is marking this historic occasion by holding an international conference on High Speed Rail.


International Hydrail Conference


On the 3-4 July 2012the University of Birmingham hosted the 7thInternational Hydrail Conference. This annual conference, held in a different country every year, focuses on the use of hydrogen for railway propulsion, the associated benefits, and remaining challenges. More information can be found at


International Workshop on Railway Aerodynamics 

Around the world there is much activity in this area, driven by the design of new types and concepts of trains, and by the needs for international standardisation. However the railway aerodynamics community is a relatively small one, and there is no regular international technical where forum researchers and practitioners can meet to exchange recent results and ideas. The International Workshop on Railway Aerodynamics, held in Birmingham on April 2013, provided an ideal opportunity for such exchanges.

If you wish to receive infomation concerning the organisation of the workshop please contact Professor Chris Baker,