Burns Lecture, Thursday 2 May 2019

This year’s Burns Lecture Day will again be held at STEAM, Museum of the Great Western Railway, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, SN2 2EY.

The Symposium programme will start with Registration and coffee at 1000-1045 and will end around 15.30. The DEHS Annual General Meeting will be held during the day. Jonathan Aylen, President-elect of the Newcomen Society and DEHS 2019 Burns Lecturer, will at 2pm deliver the Burns Lecture “Cold War to Coal Trains”; there will be two lectures in the morning – “The last Franco-British War”, by DEHS Chairman Dr Phil Judkins and “Choosing System Batteries” by Peter Butcher, DEHS ‘Transmission Lines’ Editor. During the day there will also be a display of equipment under restoration.

Transport and Directions

By car: For drivers, a map is available on the STEAM website; and DRIVERS PLEASE NOTE – Swindon is a complex town to navigate by road, and especially so at morning and evening rush hours.

By train: If in doubt, come by train if you can! For those who opt to come by train, Swindon is easily reached via the London Paddington/ Bristol line, and STEAM is 10 – 20 minutes’ walk from Swindon Railway Station. Turn right outside the Station, stay on the right-hand side pedestrian path and keep going until you come to a pedestrian sign that directs you through the GWR tunnel that connects to the Churchward site. Your route will pass English Heritage HQ and Thomas Homes apartments, soon leading to STEAM Museum.

Booking and Registration

Paper forms: Please send completed forms [pdf] as soon as possible, and not later than Saturday 27 April, together with cheques made out to ‘DEHS’ for £16 per person, to include coffee at registration, sandwich lunch and afternoon tea) to:
Dr Phil Judkins, 18 St John’s Square, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2RA.

Online payment: As an alternative to mailing forms and cheques, please email scan/image of form to philjudkins@btinternet.com and pay online via: PayPal to treasurer@dehs.org.uk, or BACS transfer to DEHS account No. 77535235 / Sort Code 55-70-10, with Ref “SL19 [Your surname & initials]”.