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Railway Engineering and Systems Seminar series 2014/15

LT1: 52 Pritchatts Road, room LT1 or E104: 52 Pritchatts Road, room E104
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Students, Teaching
Thursday 8th January (13:00) - Thursday 26th February 2015 (14:00)
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For more information and for Industrial colleagues to find out about other opportunities in the School, please contact Dr Jenny Illingsworth, Industrial Liaison Manager, on

UoB students will receive any updated information via email and everyone can follow @civeng_unibham and @bcrre for up-to-date lecture details.


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. Each talk will be given by senior practitioner and expert working in the railway industry and the series will prove interesting, informative and stimulating – as well as giving students an insight into what they might be doing themselves in the not-to-distant-future.

Autumn Term
16/10/2014 13:00-14:00 52, LT1 Arup Tim Armitage Railway Rolling Stock Systems Design: Challenges in Railway Adhesion
20/11/2014 13:00-14:00 52, LT1 Durham University Dr Rob Dominy Railway Design: An Alternative Concept for a High Speed Train
04/12/2014 13:00-14:00 52, LT1 Arbutus Technical Consulting Limited Bruce Elliott Avoiding going the long way around on railway projects
Spring Term
08/01/2015 13:00-14:00 52, E104 Atkins Jeremy Baldock Railway Infrastructure & Track Systems
22/01/2015 13:00-14:00 52, E104 RSSB Francis How Railway Control Systems Engineering
12/02/2015 13:00-14:00 52, E104 To be confirmed   Railway Economics & Technology Management
26/02/2015 13:00-14:00 52, E104 Interfleet Wendy McCristal Railway Ergonomics & Human Factors

Key to rooms:

  • 52, LT1: 52 Pritchatts Road, room LT1
  • 52, E104: 52 Pritchatts Road, room E104

For University of Birmingham undergraduate students, 5 PSA points can be claimed per lecture attended. For information on the Personal Skills Award, click through to the PSA web pages

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