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Dr William Hardy

Dr William Hardy

About me

Dr Will Hardy has taught as an associate lecturer for The Open University in the London region since 1996. Before this, he gained a double-first for his degree in History at Cambridge, and a doctorate in History at Oxford.
Will has a long-running research interest in the contemporary perception of industrial change in Britain between the 1780s and the 1840s. His first book, "The Origins of the Idea of the Industrial Revolution", came out in 2006, and the follow-up, "Forgotten Voices of the Industrial Age", was published in 2014.
For The Open University, he was the author of the chapter "Making Sense of History" for the Y180 module, which has now been incorporated into Y031.