u3a research database

Projects with topic Transport

There are now 19 projects under the topic Transport.

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104Coming of the railways and their impact on Crawley by U3A History Group
140Naval vessels named HMS Lancaster 1694-1900 by U3A Local Research Group
193Social history of Croydon airport, esp.1928-39 & impact on surrounding area
417Research at Transport Museum in two formats - oral history through interviews about people's memories of travelling on or working for London Transport. Another group was based at the Museum researching objects for a planned Handling Collection
413Request from Newark Air Museum for information about the site before RAF Winthorpe opened in 1940
450Request from Bradt Travel Guides for members' favourite bus pass routes
451Study of the loss of lifeboat George Elmy and her crew at Seaham in 1962, as well as the fishing boat she had gone to rescue
561Celebration of the 175th anniversary of the opening of Cirencester station and its branch line, in use from 1841 to 1965.
335School Transport. This research project (which forms part of a wider study on school transport and choices in education) hopes to make a contribution to the development of understanding about how decisions made about schooling impact on one’s life course and how the physical journey from home to school affects families choices of schooling for their children, the school experience and future education and work decisions. To start this project, we would like to speak with people who consider themselves life-long learners and listen to their experiences of education.
631A revolution in shipbuilding technology took place in the 1800s, from wooden, sail-powered ships to metal-hulled steam-powered vessels. At the same time, the London shipbuilding industry moved from being on the south bank of the river to the north bank. Why were some companies able to transition to the new technologies when others were not?
656The Story of the Chariot; we consider the geography of the Steppes, the materials and technologies involved in the development of the wheel and of weapon systems and the domestication of the horse, to trace the rapid rise of the chariot to its role as the dominant military machine, across Eurasia, for more than 1000 years, then its descent into its now familiar role as sporting vehicle and status symbol.
671A study by Salford U3A's local history group of the major changes in travel since early 17th century in East Lancashire
674The Hanse Festival commemorates the town's historic economic links with northern European ports. Kings Lynn U3A took part in a shared learning project, researching exports and imports in 18th and 19th centuries.
724Bexley Armchair Travellers group researches a country or area in advance of each meeting, sharing out the politics, language, landscape, etc between members.
904Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway: Building the Railway Archive
965When the Pioneer Sailing Trust completed the renovation of the 1864 deep sea oyster smack, the 'Pioneer', they asked Brightlingsea U3A to research the kind of clothing that would have been worn by the fishermen in the harsh winter conditions of the North Sea
993Age Friendly London - an account of the U3A's involvement in the Mayor's initiative for London to become an age friendly city.
1012Transcription, indexing and interpreting the minute books of the early umbrella companies of Transport for London
1065Trust u3a has a new group - How Trade Grew the World: A new Economic History. Trade is the lifeblood of economic growth. And although globalisation may be in a period of retreat, especially since the pandemic, the changes that have been wrought by the increased connectedness of the world have had a huge impact on both highly-developed and newly-developing economies.The aim of this group is to explore collaboratively how all these elements have interacted to create our modern world. Even in the last few weeks, huge changes have been happening to the shape of the global economy, from cereal production and distribution to the availability of the rare earths and metals that make all electronics possible. The group’s approach will be to choose some top-level topics and explore these by individual research with presentations that fit together so that we can learn and understand our complex world depends on trade in all types of commodities.