Presidential Programme

Downloadable Programme

Click below to download the current programme of events for Dr Daniel Woodland's Presidential year.


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IRSE News July 2020

July's IRSE News is now available online.  

It includes features on Train Protection, CBTC interoperability and a recap of Dr Yuji Hirao's inaugural Presidential Lecture "Techniques at the forefront of System Safety."





Latest FIRTT output

How will the railway industry look post COVID-19 and what impact will this have on operators?

Key decision makers all over the world are looking at this and shaping plans to get their countries moving again.  Here in the UK, the Future Integrated Railway Think Tank (FIRTT) run by the IRSE, the Rail Delivery Group, WSP and KPMG  held a special interactive webinar to discuss ‘rail’s role in an integrated system post COVID-19’.



During the present COVID-19 emergency, the section committee has decided to hold the section's 2020 AGM on-line rather than postpone it.


Minor Railways AGM

25th July 2020; 12:00 to 13:00 UTC

The technology to be used will be ZOOM and members wishing to take part should register by mailing without delay. The AGM will be followed by an illustrated talk of about 25 minutes, by Dominic Beglin and Emma Haywood, on the Cheddleton resignalling project currently in progress at the Churnet Valley.

Would members wishing to take part, register their interest by emailing their Email Address, Name, IRSE Membership grade and mobile phone number to , it would assist if you could add your minor railway affiliation, if you have one.

Registration closes on the 20th July when we will send out invitations to join the meeting.



AGM and Presidential Address 2020 - Cancelled

2020's AGM and Presidential Address that was postponed from 23 April to 17 July, has unfortunately been cancelled due to the current COVID-19 travel and social distancing restrictions.



Subscription payments are now due

The subscription year begins on 1st July. To continue receiving your member benefits, please ensure that you log in to the IRSE website and pay for this year.

Should you have any difficulties, email



IRSE Engage

IRSE Engage is an initiative to create online content with our members, for our members during this difficult time.  We invite all those willing to share their relevant expertise and experience to work with us in creating engaging online content for our member network.

This month we release the first of our ASPECT 2019 papers for public access on our video channel, so you can share them with colleagues.

For those planning to take the IRSE exam, visit our study video page via the button below for the latest updates and resources from the Younger Members section.

If you would like to create content for IRSE Engage, please get in touch by emailing

Click on the player tiles below to watch content online.


London & South East section: 'Industry 4.0 - Delivering digital transformation for a transport revolution for the next decade' - an online event​

23rd July 2020, Online

London & South East section's technical meeting with Mike Hewitt talking about new technologies and how they can be applied to railways. This is an online event - for further details including how to book please below.

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