Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Working Lives on Britain's Railways: Railway History and Heritage

University of Strathclyde

This course investigated the history of railway workers in Britain, studying engine-drivers, signallers, navvies and clerks, to give an insight into the complex history of railway labour and its development.

4 weeks, 3 hours per week

Educators

Kirstie Blair

Professor of English Studies

University of Strathclyde

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • Discuss the range of activities involved in working on the railways in the long nineteenth century, and how these changed during the period covered by the course.
  • Assess representations of working lives on the railways and railway artefacts and discuss how they relate to wider questions of class, gender, and professional identity.
  • Explore written and oral material on workers’ lives within the appropriate historical and material contexts.
  • Perform searches in the online resources of the National Railway Museum and other archives for material relevant to railway history and workers’ lives.

Syllabus

You will learn about four categories of railway worker:

  • Engine-drivers
  • Signallers
  • Navvies
  • Clerks

Issued on 12th May 2021

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Free online course:

Working Lives on Britain's Railways: Railway History and Heritage

University of Strathclyde