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Come and join in! Be part of our new online course on railway workers

Take a look at our free online course, in partnership with the University of Strathclyde.

We have partnered with the University of Strathclyde to produce a free online course, open to everyone, on the lives of the British railway worker from 1840 to 1914. The four-week course will look at a different category of worker, starting with engine-drivers, then signallers, navvies and finally clerks. It is participatory—you will discover and interrogate primary sources and discuss your findings with other participants and course leaders Professor Kirstie Blair, University of Strathclyde, and Dr Oli Betts from the National Railway Museum.

Have a look at our trailer below for more information:

You can start the course at any time but it officially launches on Monday 30 September when the course leaders will be participating in discussion each week.

Join the course or find out more about it here.

3 comments on “Come and join in! Be part of our new online course on railway workers

  1. I would like to join the course……..I am a volunteer at the Head of Steam Museum in Darlington

  2. Hi. I am currently writing a book on female British railway workers from 1840 to 1914. Are women adequately covered in your course?

  3. I am a freelance photographer now but my very first “Saturday Job” was in a model railway shop some 36 years ago, and ever since been interested in the history of our railway.

    I have also signed up to be a volunteer at the South Devon Railway in Totnes next year

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