Stone train at Holme, 2001
Barrie Trinder has many years' experience of teaching in Adult and Higher Education, and has lectured in the United States, Canada, Japan, South Africa and in most countries in western Europe. He regularly teaches for the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education and, for the University of Birmingham, at the Ironbridge Institute.
Particular specialisms are workshop sessions on:
- Probate inventories as a source for the history of seventeenth and eighteenth century material culture.
- Understanding the census
- English towns in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
- Transport history.
Dr Trinder is also a regular lecturer to local historical societies. He gave the history lecture at the Ludlow Festival in 2003, and contributed to the series of Wolfson Lectures in English Local History at Wolfson College, Cambridge, in 2005. Amongst the topics he offers are:
- Thomas Telford
- The Victorian Market Town Lodging House
- Open Air Museums in continental Europe
- The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
- The Iron Bridge and its successors
- The Industrial Archaeology of the Second World War.
He can also speak on a variety of detailed topics relating to railways and canals, and to local history in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire and other Midland counties.