The Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE: the politics of accessible transport
Tuesday, 8 October 2013 from 18:00 to 20:30 (BST)
London, United Kingdom
UCL Centre for Transport Studies presents Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE talking about the politics of accessible transport. Tanni is one of Britain’s greatest paralympic athletes, winning 16 Paralympic medals in five Paralympic Games, including 11 gold and 6 times winner of the London Wheelchair Marathon over a career spanning 16 years. Now retired from competitive sport, Tanni’s current roles include membership of the boards of London Marathon and Transport for London. In March 2010 Tanni was made a crossbench peer, becoming Baroness Grey-Thompson of Eaglescliffe in the County of Durham.
The event will start with registration and a tea and coffee at 6.00pm followed by the talk at 6.30 and a wine reception between 7.30 and 8.30.
Because there are likely to be a number of wheelchair users attending, it would be very helpful if users would check with the organisers before booking so that everybody who wishes to attend can be accommodated.
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UCL Centre for Transport Studies
The Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) is a multidisciplinary research centre based in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at UCL its mission is to deliver world class research that contributes to making transport systems safe, sustainable, efficient, secure, equitable, accessible to all and that promotes health and wellbeing.
In 2014 a new pan UCL Transport Institute will be launched which aims to foster research collaboration across UCL and engage with the public, practitioners and policy makers.