History - Railway Accidents and Safety - Illustrated Talk | Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre

History - Railway Accidents and Safety - Illustrated Talk at Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre

History - Railway Accidents and Safety - Illustrated Talk at Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre

Price: £45.00 Starts: 16/11/2019 Time: 10:00 - 15:30
Tutor: John Richard Ray Ends: 16/11/2019 Location: Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: SAT Duration: 1 weeks

About this course

A railway carriage is one of the safest places in the world – probably safer than your own home! This high level of safety has been bought at a cost, in terms of loss of life and destruction of railway property. The railwaymen and women have learnt from these tragedies, and over the past 200 years have brought the railway system to a very high state of safety.
This one-day course takes you from the earliest days, when trains were despatched by guess and by God, through many of the major accidents that inevitably occurred, showing you how the safety systems were gradually developed and introduced – sometimes with resistance from the railway companies – and explains the role of HM Railway Inspectorate, whose job it was to inquire into accidents and make recommendations.There will be a Handout.

How will I be taught?

It will be an Illustared talk and you can contribute with your ideas, experiences.

What do I need to bring with me?

A pen and paper.

What can I do next?

We have history, general knowledge and many other courses. Please visit our website www.kentadulteducation.co.uk

What do I need to join the course

This is a general course for everybody. No prior knowledge required.

About the Tutor: John Richard Ray

A linguist by education, John has spent his career in the railway industry, both in railway operating and in ICT. As British Rail's Information Technology Education &Training Manager, John introduced thousands of colleagues to computing. Since 2004, John has been working for Kent Adult Education, teaching digital imaging with Photoshop Elements and video production and editing with Premiere Elements. John also runs short courses on the history of rail safety and railway accidents. John has written a series of articles on digital imaging for The Artist magazine. Quals: MA (University of Cambridge), Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport.

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Getting there

Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre
Hatton House
Bradbourne Road
TN13 3QN

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code SEV/81461/H/NC.
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