Cornish Railway History

Ref: C3529147

The course will look through the development of railways in Cornwall, from early plateways through to the Beeching era and beyond. The course will consider technical, social and economic factors in railway development. There will be a wealth of pictorial material and relevant printed handouts.

Course aim

To gain an understanding of Cornish railway development

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Discuss and assess the economic and social drivers behind railway development in Cornwall.
  • Describe the technical evolution of railways in the 19th century
  • Explain the interaction of railway development with Cornish social and economic development

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Cornish Railway History

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Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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