Forgotten Staff - Victorian and Edwardian Railwaywomen

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David Turner

Speaker: David Turner

Summary: The talk will consider the types of roles women undertook on the Victorian and Edwardian railway, their recruitment, their working conditions and the limitations that were placed on their advancement. It will also consider the broader social forces and factors that shaped their employment. The talk will be appealing to those interested in railway history, railway work and women’s employment in Britain in this period.

Speaker Bio: Dr David Turner completed his PhD with the University of York and National Railway Museum’s Institute of Railway Studies in 2013. Since then he has been a lecturer in Railway Studies at the University of York, teaching its MA in Railway Studies.

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