Worshipful Company of Carmen

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Talking Aloud

The Company’s schedule of lectures, debates and forum starting in 1992, a continuous repertoire of innovative thinking and constructive debate.

1992 Transport in Society – Master or Servant?
Tony Ridley, Professor Emeritus, Transport Engineering, Imperial

1994 Freedom of Movement and Movement in Freedom
Rt Hon John Gummer, Secretary of State for the Environment

1996 Urban Thrombosis
Jack Short, EU Transport Commissioner

1998 Transport Now, Then and Tomorrow
Historian Dr Ralph Harrington

2000  Transport Design
Peter Stevens, Visiting Professor and 
Prof Dale Harrow, Head of Vehicle Design, RCA

2002 Cars Kill Cities (debate)
Chairman:  Sir Alastair Morton, 
Speakers: Steve Norris & Prof Garel Rhys vs
Prof John Adams & Peter Hall, Daily Telegraph

2003 Maximum Mobility
Prof Stephen Glaister, Imperial,
Dr Washington Ocheng, Westminster and
Stephen Foster, Transport 2000

2004 Urban Flow (seminar)
Chairman: Prof Tony Ridley
Speakers: Joe Weiss,  City of London Corporation
Tony Travers, Leon Daniels, First plc.
Roger King, RHA and
Sir Patrick Brown, Dept of Transport

2005 The Inconvenient Society 
Chairman: David Quarmby, SRA
Speakers: Prof George Hazell
Kristine Beuret, Director SRA
Prof John Whitelegg
Carman John Gutteridge

2007 More Mobility or More Tax?
Chairman: Jonathan Carr-West RSA
Speakers: Prof David Begg
Paul Watters, AA
Prof Stephen Glaister and Michelle Dix, TfL

2009 Futures City Mobility
Chairman: Carman Brian Wadsworth
Speakers: Nick Talbot, Seymour Powell – a vision
Prof Joe Kerr, Critical and Historical Studies, RCA 
Mike Weston, Operations Director, TfL 
Leon Daniels, First Group plc.
Adrian Shooter, Chiltern Railways
& London Overground

2015 Royal College of Art Graduate designers & displays
Talk and tour followed by lunch on HQS Wellington
Subject - The Year of the Bus
Chairman - Clive Birch MBE, Senior Past Master
Speaker - Sam Mullins, Director London Transport Museum.

2016 Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation, Paulerspury
Talk, tour and lunch
Subject - The Spirit of Ecstacy
Chairman - Mark Griffiths, Master and Foundation Sevretary
Speaker - Malcolm Tucker

2017 Society of Antiquaries of London, Talk, tour and lunch in
The Cavalry and Guards Club.
Subject - The Wheels of London
Chairman - Clive Birch MBE, Senior Past Master
Speaker - Dr Ian Archer, Fellow in history, Keble College, Oxford