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The Development and Impact of Britain’s Railways (1825-1914)


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The Development and Impact of Britain’s Railways (1825-1914)

A non-accredited online course in railway history.

Course Code

CLL 17/18_95

Course Dates

22nd January 2018 – 4th March 2018

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Course Description

This course explores how the railways contributed to the transformation of Britain in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It will discuss how and why railways were constructed and the extent of the government’s role in this process. The many changes the arrival of the railways brought to the nation will be discussed, including the boost they gave to trade and industry, how they transformed the leisure pursuits of the masses, and their contribution to the growth of cities.

David Turner PhD

Term: Spring

Day: Online flexible study

Start Date: 22 January 2018

No. of weeks: 6

Course fee: £66.00

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