Tony Kirby looks at the role of the railway in shaping Cambridge from its arrival in 1845 to the present day. He explores the past and present railway landscape, from the days of steam through dieselisation to electrification.
Tony Kirby was Principal Lecturer in History and Coordinator of Strategic Planning at Anglia Ruskin University before his early retirement in 2008. He is a former President of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society and Chairman of the Cambridgeshire Records Office, and is now Secretary of the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History and the Cambridgeshire County Advisory Group on Archives and Local Studies.
This is one in a monthly series of free lectures hosted by the Friends of St. Giles' Church, given every second Thursday of the Month at 11am in St Giles' Church. Refreshments are served from 10:30 am.
Thursday 12 May: Fr Aidan Nichols The Dominicans in Cambridge: Past, Present and Future
Thursday 9 June: Prof Peter Robinson Subject TBC
Thursday 14th July: Dr Peter Harland Subject TBC