Presidential Address

In an IRSE first, new President, Dr. Daniel Woodland delivers his inaugural address as an online-only broadcast.

Dr Woodland speaks about the vital role the Institution has played in his career and outlines his plans and aspirations for the presidential year ahead.


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IRSE News May 2020

May's IRSE News is now available online.  

It includes a feature on our new President Daniel Woodland, Alan Rumsey's thoughts on technology trends in mass rapid transit signalling and Steve Allday's paper on converting the Sydney Metro to a driverless system — the last presidential paper of George Clark's term as IRSE President.



IRSE Annual General Meeting

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised questions as to whether it will be possible to hold our AGM as planned. As per the Articles of Association, we hope to hold this meeting on 17th July if possible.

We have engaged with our solicitors, Companies House and the Charities Commission to ensure that we follow due process should a July AGM prove impossible and are advised that in these exceptional circumstances, it would be acceptable not to hold an AGM this year.

We will keep you informed as the situation develops.


IRSE Annual Dinner

Postponed - April 2021

It has been decided by Council that this year's Annual Dinner be postponed until April 2021.


IRSE Members' Lunch

With regret, Council have taken the decision to cancel the Members' Lunch for 2020 as a result of the current public health emergency.


International Convention Toronto, Canada 2021

The convention committee have made the decision to postpone this year's planned IRSE convention until 2021.  Further details will be made available on the IRSE website as plans are finalised.



Professional exam - October 2020

Sign ups should continue for the October IRSE professional exam. The Education & Professional Development Committee will keep the exam date under review as the current situation unfolds and will keep all candidates informed should changes be required.

Please continue to check the main exam webpage for any updates including newly available study content from our Younger Members section.



IRSE Engage

Sharing experience and expertise among professionals in our sector is central to the IRSE.

IRSE Engage is an initiative to create online content with our members, for our members during this difficult time.  At present we are reaching out to speakers from events which cannot take place to create engaging online content for our member network.

If you would like to be involved, or share a presentation based on your own area of industry expertise, please get in touch.

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Exam Study Resources

The Younger Members Section has risen to the challenge of creating excellent study content online.

Study days have been transformed into interactive online sessions, with the video output now available online.

The study resources channel will be updated with additional content as it becomes available.

Resources include examiner's feedback for every module, taken from our exam review session held in March 2020. 

The IRSE Council are hard at work, with the calendar of regular meetings now moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Following on from the recent elections, we'll be introducing members of Council through the ebulletin each month so that you can better get to know those representing you in this important forum.


Clive Roberts

Is the Head of the School of Engineering (and Director of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education)

"The IRSE is the world’s leading institution for railway signalling and communications - a critical part of our railways and that I am passionate about and have dedicated my research career to.  This is an exciting time for our profession with huge potential to drive a transformation in both the technology and delivery of our work.  I look forward to joining the IRSE Council and driving forward the work and profile of the Institute in the coming months and years"



Gordon Lam

Is Chief Signal Engineer at MTR Corporation which operates the busy multi-modal public transport network in Hong Kong. 

Gordon was heavily involved in the delivery of CBTC for MTR, delivering a presidential programme lecture on the subject which you can watch online via this link


L&SE Section AGM 2020

21st May; Online, 17:30 to 20:30 BST

The London and South East Section Annual General Meeting will be followed by a presentation on the signalling systems of Crossrail by Tom Godfrey and Rory Mitchell which was postponed from March.

Registration is essential in order to take part. Please click below for further details.  Please note that previous registrations have not been carried forward.