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Lord Faulkner of Worcester to Deliver Railways Talk at The Hive

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords will deliver a special talk on Britainís railways at The Hive next month.

Lord Faulkner of Worcester, who is a Fellow of the University of Worcester and Director of Worcester Live, has just published a book exploring how the nationís railways were saved.

His talk, on Friday, July 5 at 5.30pm, will deal with the recent history of the railways and contemporary reality. He will also be signing copies of Holding the Line: How Britainís Railways Were Saved, which he co-authored with Chris Austin.

Lord Faulkner has been a life peer since 1999, serving as a minister in the government whipsí office as a Lord in Waiting, speaking on transport, energy and climate change, and Wales 2009-10.

Prior to entering Parliament, Lord Faulkner ran his own public affairs and PR consultancy, working as an advisor to the British Railways Board for over 25 years, and as first deputy chairman of The Football Trust.

He is a trustee of the Science Museum, serving as chair of the advisory board of the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, and also of the National Football Museum.

Lord Faulkner is a former chair of the Railway Heritage Committee and was responsible for persuading the government to retain its powers of designation and transfer them to the Science Museum.

The talk will take place in The Studio at The Hive. The Hive is a joint initiative between the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council.