A Day in the Factory: Life, Welfare and Leisure during the Industrial Revolution

Course Ref: C3746558
Date: 10 meetings on Wednesdays starting 21/04/2021. 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Online
Tutor: Richard Marks
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Fee: £48.00

The Industrial Revolution changed Britain dramatically during the 18th and 19th Centuries but how did it change the daily lives of British people? In this course we will explore how the Industrialisation of Britain during this time changed how people worked and how the economy changed from craft to factory industries. We will also look at how new technologies changed medicine, leisure and education, and created the Middle Classes. We will discover how the railways changed how people travelled, where they lived and how it created the British Seaside Holiday. We will explore why the early Trades Unions were created and how welfare societies were used. The course will also investigate how the industrial revolution in Britain changed mass entertainments and created the Music Hall, Spas, and national sports. We will look at how Industrialisation changed towns and cities forever and ultimately created the public health measures that we take for granted today.

This course will be delivered online.

To book a place on this course ring 0300 303 3464 or go to the central WEA website by clicking here.

Image: "Going to Work" by L.S. Lowry  (At the Imperal War Museum)