Event: Michael Robbins Centenary Symposium
Time: 14.30 to 17.30
Location: Cubic Theatre, London Transport Museum
Date: Friday 16 October
Join James Robbins, BBC Diplomatic Correspondent and Tony Travers, Professor at LSE (London School of Economics) and transport expert and others for a panel discussion and a series of presentations which look back at the contribution Michael Robbins made to the capital’s history and the old county of Middlesex.
In the year of the centenary of Michael Robbins birth, London Transport Museum is marking the great contribution of Michael Robbins to pioneering railway history, transport preservation, and to organisations such as the Society of Antiquaries, Museum of London, London & Middlesex Archaeological Society and London Transport Museum.
A series of presentations in the afternoon will attempt to do justice to the broad spectrum of Michael’s passions and scholarship. Sam Mullins, Director of London Transport Museum will chair the afternoon.
The guest speakers and their topics are:
Welcome – James Robbins, BBC Diplomatic Correspondent and son of Michael Robbins
Tony Travers, Professor at LSE (London School of Economics) – Reflections on London government, its politics and politicians and their relationship to transport policy
Carlos Galviz, Lecturer in the Theories and Methods of Social Futures at Lancaster University – Trailing carriages and electric circuits: Technology and Metropolis in London and Paris, 1890-1910
John Clark, now retired, Clark was for many years curator of the medieval collections of the Museum of London – Michael Robbins’s Middlesex – and after
Sam Mullins, Director of London Transport Museum – London Transport Museum and preservation since 1980
Richard Dennis, Emeritus Professor of Geography at University College London (UCL) – Middlesex in the Railway Age: the Metropolitan Railway and the remaking of Harrow
Tickets prices are as follows: Adults – £15, Concessions – £12.50, London Transport Museum Friends and Transport for London staff – £10. For more information please go to www.ltmuseum.co.uk or call +44 (0)20 7565 7298.