Too often transport is considered in isolation from other areas of study. The ITC has therefore commissioned this research project to investigate why we travel, using insights from all fields of human knowledge. We have grouped these under 13 main topics across the sciences, arts and humanities. For each topic we have engaged a team of experts to write a brief ‘topic sheet’ exploring the theme of ‘Why Travel?’. The 13 topics have also formed the basis of the chapters in our book Why Travel? Understanding our need to move and how it shapes our lives available now from Bristol University Press.

Click on the topics in the left column of this page to find out more.