2017 Lecture Programme
Thursday 9th February 2017 at 7.30pm
Aerial Photos and Railway Modelling - Grant Alderson
Looking at the benefits of aerial photos for railway modellers, including a brief history of "Aerofilms" and Historic England's "Britain from Above" archives, and how to use this free archive of 95,000 photos. Then some aerial pictures of London - in particular the area around King's Cross.
Thursday 9th March 2017 at 7.15pm
The Toss of a Coin - David Maidment OBE
David has written a number of articles and given talks on railways, both in the UK and overseas, to enthusiasts and lay groups on his fascinating railway career. This began in 1960 on the Western Region of British Railways as a clerk in the Divisional Passenger Train Office at Paddington. By 2001 David was an Associate Principal Consultant, International Risk Management Services, undertaking major safety reviews of railways in Hong Kong and Southern Ireland, as well as work for Railtrack and Network Rail.
David will also discuss the charity he founded – The Railway Children – working with 40 partners in India, East Africa and the UK to help street children and young 'runaways'.
Non-MRC members welcome at all lectures, which start at 7.30 (unless stated), and with a short interval normally conclude around 9.15
Visitors are requested to make a suggested donation of £3.00, MRC members can attend any lecture free of charge.
All MRC lectures are held in Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, London N1 9DA.
Please note that Keen House has steps or stairs to all areas.