Institute of Railway Studies Seminar

18 July 2022

After a two-year break, The Institute of Railway Studies, a partnership between the National Railway Museum and the University of York, is pleased to announce a new seminar.

This will be held at the National Railway Museum, in the Duchess of Hamilton suite at 2.00-4.00pm on Monday 18 July 2022. The event is free, but ticketed. Refreshments will be provided.

The papers will give a background to the Stockton & Darlington Railway Heritage Action Zone, reveal ongoing research into the place of the Stockton & Darlington Railway in the development of the railway station, and provide a behind the scenes look at the research underpinning the Station Hall refresh at the National Railway Museum. Our speakers include a representative from Historic England, researchers working on the Stockton & Darlington Railway proto-stations project, and one of our own PhD students:

  • Marcus Jecock, Senior Investigator, Landscape Archaeology at Historic England, “Historic England’s Stockton & Darlington Railway (S&DR) Heritage Action Zone (HAZ): what is a HAZ and what new light is it shedding on the S&DR’s significance and surviving buildings and structures”
  • Dr Reider Payne, Senior Consultant, Cultural Heritage and Archaeology WSP, and Dr David Gwyn, historian, “The place and role of the Stockton & Darlington Railway in the development of the railway station to 1842. What do the archives reveal? What more is to be found?”
  • Chloe Shields, “Station Hall stories from the National Railway Museum”

There will be opportunity for discussion and questions at the end of each 20-minute paper.

For more information on the IRS, please visit the website:

Source: NRM

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