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Ethics in Engineering: Seminar on 5 July in London

​On 5th July in London the IRSE is co-hosting a Seminar with the IEEE on the subject of "Ethics in Engineering", with a particular focus on transport. Our keynote speaker is Hon Mr Justice Haddon-Cave. 

We are living in an age when increasing automation means that ethical decisions are being incorporated into complex systems using algorithms and rules. We are having to think about how we want machines to behave in scenarios that engineers have not had to consider before. Nowhere is this more true than in the field of transport.

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IRSE welcomes GB Digital Railway Strategy

On 10 May in York, the UK government's Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, announced the launch of the GB Digital Railway Strategy. Together with Mark Carne, Network Rail's CEO, they set out the way forward.  With nearly two thirds of Britain's signalling systems needing replacement in the next 15 or so years, this is a "once in a generation" opportunity to replace conventional signalling with ETCS, intelligent traffic management systems and more, for the benefit of the railways' customers.

Speaking during the Q&A session, Francis How (IRSE CEO) welcomed the announcement as a watershed that should serve to move the industry from talking about the Digital Railway to actually delivering it.

IRSE adopts new logo and branding

​The IRSE has adopted a new logo and brand style, replacing the previous logo which the Institution had used for over 100 years.  Although the old logo will still be retained for occasional commemorative purposes, the new logo and design will appear on all IRSE communications in future, and has been introduced to convey a more modern image.

Dr Markus Montigel inaugurated as IRSE President

​Dr Markus Montigel was inaugurated as the IRSE's President for 2018-19 at the Institution's AGM on 27 April in London.  In his Presidential Address, "Winds of Change", Markus spoke about the challenges facing the rail transport industry, and the need to respond.  May we commend you to read his Presidential Address (French and German versions also available).

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IRSE International Technical Convention 2018 - Switzerland
Our 2018 Convention will take place from 28 May to 1 June in Switzerland, based at Lugano and Pontresina.
Start date & time: Monday, May 28, 2018 6:00 PM
Location: Switzerland

Technical visit to Hong Kong international airport automated people mover
Places limited to 12, prior registration required via the IRSE Hong Kong website.
Start date & time: Saturday, June 09, 2018 9:45 AM
Location: Hong Kong

IRSE at Africa Rail Conference 2018
The IRSE Southern Africa Section is hosting a workshop at this year's Africa Rail Conference. Join us and benefit from discounted entry to the Conference.
Start date & time: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:00 AM
Location: Johannesburg

Annual Members' Lunch
Our annual lunch for IRSE members will take place in the Union Jack Club.
Start date & time: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:30 PM
Location: London

Presidential Programme Meeting
Subject: Command and Control 4.0, presented by Dr. Josef Doppelbauer, Executive Director, European Union Agency for Railways.
Start date & time: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:30 PM
Location: London

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M&NW Section Annual Steam Luncheon
The Midland & North Western Section invites you to join us for a
Technical Visit and Annual Luncheon on the Severn Valley Railway,
Worcestershire, Saturday 16 June 2018
Start date & time: Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:30 AM
Location: Severn Valley Railway

IET/IRSE Railway Signalling and Control Systems Course
The IET Railway Signalling and Control Systems (RSCS) is a four day training course, presented in collaboration with the IRSE and delivered by a host of expert lecturers who have worked on railway systems around the world (many of them IRSE members).
Start date & time: Monday, June 18, 2018 9:30 AM
Location: London

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London & South East Inaugural Meeting
Join us for the London & South East Section inaugural meeting, featuring a selection of short technical papers. You must register to attend this event.
Start date & time: Thursday, June 21, 2018 5:30 PM
Location: London

Minor Railways Section: Didcot railway Museum and Swindon Old Panel visit
A visit to Didcot railway Museum, including the inaugural opening of the re-built Swindon Panel.
Start date & time: Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:30 AM
Location: Didcot

Traffic Management Systems
Joint event with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, exploring the technical and operational challenges and opportunities of implementing advanced traffic management systems.
Start date & time: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 9:30 AM
Location: London