London Transport Museum is running two symposiums as part of Year of the Bus 2014 and the Museum’s special exhibition Goodbye Piccadilly – from Home Front to Western Front which commemorates the start of the First World War.
The symposiums will bring together authors, curators and history enthusiasts and present engaging discussions, debates and stories focusing on diverse topics including the dynamic role of the bus in London society as well as the social changes and role of transport in peacetime and wartime London as well as abroad.
The social history and cultural significance of the London bus
Saturday 18 October 2014, 10.00 to 16.00
How has the London bus changed the world? From encouraging female emancipation, supporting the war effort in 1914-18, providing design classics and inspiring art, the bus has become part of the cultural identity of London.
A one day conference for Year of the Bus, in which our prominent speakers look at the iconic nature of London’s red double-decker buses, their social history, economic impact and cultural significance. Tickets include entrance to the Museum galleries on the day.
1914 – 1918, From Home Front to Western Front
Saturday 15 November 2014, 10.00 to 16.00
Authors and curators lead a series of informative discussions and debates focusing on wartime and peacetime conditions in London, women in London transport, and the role of the B-type bus on the Western Front.
This symposium will allow attendees to delve deeper into the Goodbye Piccadilly exhibition and further unpack its central themes. Tickets include entrance to the Museum galleries on the day.
Tickets to each symposium cost £40, £35 concessions and £20 for students and include entrance to the Museum and the Goodbye Piccadilly exhibition. To book, or for more details, visit www.ltmuseum.co.uk