University of Strathclyde
Free (certificate fee: USD$ 59, optional)
This course describes Britain's industrial heritage in the context of the lives of British railway workers from 1840-1914. It is offered by the University of Strathclyde through Future Learn, an online education platform.
The four categories of railway workers discussed in the course engine-drivers, signallers, navvies, and the clerks. From Irish Catholic navvies to female office clerks based in industrial cities, the course illustrates the diversity and complexity of the railway workforce. Using archival materials from the National Railway Museum, participants will learn about the mental and physical hardship endured by railway workers, as well as the risks and pleasures that came with working in this new industry.
Some of the learning outcomes of the course are: