The Great Way West: Brunel’s West Country Railway from Paddington to Falmouth

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Join us for a fascinating short talk delivered by guest speaker Tom Bowden AMICE, Bridging the Tamar Visitor Centre Volunteer This short talk is delivered on Zoom so you can enjoy it from your desk or the comfort of your sofa during your lunch break. Join Tom on a whistle stop tour, starting in Bristol we discover how Brunel eventually got his railway into Paddington. We will follow the route to Exeter, along the ‘atmospheric’ sea wall to Plymouth eventually crossing the Tamar into Cornwall.

Course aim

Are you looking for something interesting to do during your lunch break? Why not join us on one of our free bite sized lunchtime lectures. Offered by the WEA in partnership with the Bridging the Tamar Visitor and Learning Centre in Plymouth.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe some of Brunel's challenges in creating a rail line from Paddington to Cornwall.
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How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

no resources needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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The Great Way West: Brunel’s West Country Railway from Paddington to Falmouth

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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