Join us for our new Open University series in partnership with the BBC Full Steam Ahead where historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn re-live the golden age of steam and explore how the Victorian railways created modern Britain.
To complement the series, we've complied a range of fantastic learning resources to take your knowledge of the railways further. You can:
- Download your free poster 'Our Railways' to explore how steam trains transformed the British Isles.
- Explore the fascinating history of the railways with articles from the series' academic consultants.
- Try a free course on the 'Tay Bridge disaster' or 'What is heritage?'
- Become an Open University student of Humanities and take it further.
The first episode of Full Steam Ahead was broadcast on BBC Two on Thursday 21st July 2016 at 8.00pm. There are often repeats of the series on BBC and other channels. Details on BBC broadcasts, and links to watch again where available, can be found on the BBC programme pages.
Select the image below to download your free poster.
How did the railways transform the British Isles since their introduction in the 19th century? What impact did they have on lives, work and travel for people living in the Victorian era and nowadays? Find out the answers to these questions and much more by downloading this free, double-sided poster produced by The Open University.