The Industrial Revolution Course

Every family historian with British ancestry has ancestors whose lives were changed either directly or indirectly because of the Industrial Revolution. It changed the world forever, but why did it occur in Britain first? 

In this five week online course for family historians we will look at why the Industrial Revolution happened in Britain, the experiences of those involved, and how the Industrial Revolution can be researched by family historians seeking to trace and better understand how their ancestors lived and worked during this period of great change.

Session dates: May: 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st and June:  7th

All sessions: 2 – 3.45pm

Tickets are £50 (society members £45) – which covers all five sessions. Pre-booking is required, because joining instructions will be sent by email to all attendees in advance. Bookings therefore close one day before the event.

To be able to join this online course, you will need a computer device which has speakers and a microphone. Ideally, also a webcam. You need to be able to access your emails from this device. First-time users will be asked to download a small piece of software, this will be sent to you in advance. Technical help is available for those who need further assistance, please contact bo*****@be******.uk

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Fri 10 May


14:00 - 15:45




Zoom Video Conference


The Centre - Berkshire FHS
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  • Dr Richard Marks
    Dr Richard Marks

    Richard is a published historian based in Berkshire who specialises in industrial, military, and railway history and also the history of science. His current areas of research are industrial development in the Victorian period, the development of the railway and canal systems in Britain in the mid to late 19th Century and the history of British Rail. He has a PhD in economic history. Richard’s book about British Rail Engineering was published by Pen and Sword in early 2024 and a new book is due out later in 2024 about the Wantage Tramway Company.