Date(s) - 29th October 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Rugby Tavern
Working and dying on Britain’s railways c.1890-1947
Evening talk by Mike Esbester
Mike is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Portsmouth.
His research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain, particularly on the cultural history of safety, risk and accident prevention, and on the history of mobility.
He works with a wide range of external partners, including the British Safety Council, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and the current rail industry. He is also the academic convenor for the ‘History & Policy’ seminar series within the Department for Transport, bringing academic historians into the DfT to provide insight into the present.
Before the meeting members often gather in the bar from about 17:30.
Food is available in the bar from 17:30 hrs and afterwards.
Drinks may be taken up to the meeting room.
Members of other Groups and visitors are welcome to meetings.
An optional contribution towards expenses is requested at meetings.
At present £1.50 from each member and guest covers the cost of the meeting room and other expenses.