Monday 20 January 2020, 9.00AM
This course will explore 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 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.
Tutor: David Turner PhD