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Institute of Railway Studies Seminar

Find out about the Stockton & Darlington Railway Heritage Action Zone, research about the development of the railway station and an insight into our refresh of Station Hall.

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.

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.

Find out more about the IRS.

Entry to the Conference Centre is via the Leeman Road entrance, rather than the main entrance closest to the city. Doors open at 13.30. See information on how to get to the museum.

Please note there is no hybrid option for this event, and presentations will be recorded for research purposes and for use on our YouTube channel.

Any questions or queries regarding the event, please email: search.engine@railwaymuseum.org.uk

 

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