4 July: Mark Ovenden “160 years of the London Underground”

Love it or loathe it, you can’t fail to be impressed by London’s Tube. It was the world’s first underground railway and grew into one of the biggest and arguably best designed. In his talk the lecturer will show how the tube and its various facets, such as the architecture of tube stations or the tube diagram, fabric designers for seats influenced not only transport systems worldwide, but also impacted on our daily lives – Southfields station even inspired the Daleks.

Mark Ovenden

Mark Ovenden is a broadcaster and author who specialises in the subjects of graphic design, cartography and architecture in public transport, with an emphasis on underground rapid transit.