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'Why Travel?' Book launch
Why travel? What are the fundamental motivations that underpin the journeys we make? And how can we make decisions that improve the quality of our travel experiences?

Join us for this special launch event to find out more. 50% discount off the book for attendees. https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/why-travel

Supported by Independent Transport Commission (ITC) research charity.


Introduction by Emily Watt, Senior Commissioning Editor, Bristol University Press

Lord Andrew Adonis has served as Secretary of State for Transport in the Cabinet of Gordon Brown. He was previously Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, Public Policy Editor at the Financial Times and Head of the No. 10 Policy Unit for Tony Blair before being elevated to a Peerage in 2005. He is Chair of the European Movement and the first Chairman of Britain’s National Infrastructure Commission.

Kris Beuret OBE is the Director of Social Research Associates (SRA). She is a sociologist and a member of the Independent Transport Commission and Highways England’s Research and Innovation Advisory Board.

Dr Matthew Niblett is Director of the ITC and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He oversees the ITC's research portfolio and has presented findings from this research to Ministers and Parliamentary Select Committee enquiries.

Sir Peter Hendy CBE, is the keynote speaker. A Patron of the ITC, he is arguably Britain's foremost transport expert. He is Chairman of Network Rail and was previously the Commissioner of Transport for London. Sir Peter has recently completed a review of connectivity across the home nations of the United Kingdom for the Prime Minister.

Terry Hill is the Chairman of the Independent Transport Commission, and was formerly Chairman of the Arup Group and the Transport Systems Catapult.

Dr Deborah Saunt is one of Britain's best known architects and urban designers, the co-founder of spatial research studio DSDHA, and founder of the London School of Architecture.

Jul 8, 2021 04:00 PM in London

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