22nd Westminster Lecture

22nd Westminster Lecture

The 22nd Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety will be given this year by Dr Jillian Anable, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Transport Research, University of Aberdeen. The title of her Lecture is “More Haste, Less Speed: changing benhaviour for safety and sustainability”. The presentation is available in two parts here and here. Dr Anable is an expert in behavioural change and sustainable travel choice. She has worked extensively understanding […]

21st Westminster Lecture

21st Westminster Lecture

The 21st Westminster Lecture, Road casualties and public health: the open sewers of the 21st Century, was delivered by Danny Dorling, Professor of Human Geography, University of Sheffield, on 23rd November 2010 at Church House, Westminster. http://www.etsc.eu/documents/21%20Westminster%20Lecture_Programme.pdf Powerpoint presentation http://sheffield.ac.uk/geography/staff/dorling_danny/lectures

Older, Wiser, Safer: the Challenge of an Ageing Population

Older, Wiser, Safer: the Challenge of an Ageing Population

There is considerable media interest in the population changes facing Britain over the next twenty years. As the “Baby Boomer” generation approaches retirement, we hear a lot about the economic power of the silver surfer and the growing pensions deficit. Yet very little has been written about the mobility of this group. We know that maintaining social contact helps people to live longer, more active lives. Yet how can we ensure […]

Driving for Better Business: Managing Risk, Improving Performance

Driving for Better Business: Managing Risk, Improving Performance

As many as one in three road casualties may be injured while driving for work. This includes not just the drivers of heavy goods vehicles, buses and coaches but also those who are driving cars on the way to and from business appointments. Risk on the road can and should be managed by employers in the same way as we think about dangerous equipment or slips, trips and falls. For […]

Roads, Casualties and public health: the open sewers of 21st century?

Roads, Casualties and public health: the open sewers of 21st century?

21st Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety. Every century comes with a major public health warning about the harm that we inflict on ourselves. In Britain in the nineteenth century it was the diseases we spread by tolerating open sewers. In the twentieth century it was tobacco that we slowly learnt to love, then fear. In the twenty first century it is the way we tolerate how cars are allowed to […]