Special Lectures

The ITC regularly sponsors special lectures and debates with various partners. In the recent past these have included collaborations with the London Transport Museum, the Transport Planning Society and RAND Europe.

In 2013 the ITC held the first in a new series of Annual Lectures, exploring the future of transport and travel. This has been continued in 2014 and 2015 with our Annual Lectures as noted below. and the tradition continued with our 2016 Annual Lecture held in June.

Upcoming Events

The 2017 Annual Lecture

21 June 2017: Transport and Health: a symbiotic relationship?

The ITC will host its Annual Lecture on Wednesday 21 June 2017, Transport and Health: a symbiotic relationship? We are delighted that Professor Sir Mark Walport FRS, the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, will give the welcome address. The evening will include a double Lecture by two very distinguished experts, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of the NHS and Tricia Hayes, Director-General of Roads, Motoring and Devolution at the Department for Transport. This event is by invitation only, but if you are interested in attending, please get in touch with Lucy Kilborn at events@theitc.org.uk

Recent Events

The 2016 Annual Lecture

15 June 2016: How will technological advancements change the way we travel?

A lecture from Professor Sarah Sharples, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Nottingham and Professor John Miles, Arup and RAEng Research Professor, University of Cambridge, with an introduction by the Secretary of State The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP.

Kindly hosted by the Science Museum


The 2015 Annual Lecture

25 June 2015: Do cities shape transport more than transport infrastructure shapes our cities?

A lecture from Dave Newton (TfGM) and Sir David Higgins (HS2 Ltd)

Kindly hosted at London’s Living Room, City Hall


The 2014 Annual Lecture

3 July 2014: Why humans travel: what are the fundamental motivations that drive human movement?

A Lecture by Professor Charles Pasternak and Stephen Bayley

Kindly hosted by Rothschild, New Court, London


The Inaugural ITC Annual Lecture, 2013

18 June 2013: Fusion: Feasibility and the Future of Transport.

A Lecture by Professors Steve Cowley and Richard Parry-Jones CBE

Kindly Hosted by the Science Museum, London

22 July 2010: The Past and Future of User-Fee Financing of Motorways

A Lecture by Professor Martin Wachs at the London Transport Museum

30 June 2009: Decarbonisation and You

A Lecture by Professor Gwyn Prins at the London Transport Museum