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Global Geordies: The North East of England and the World

Northumbria University via FutureLearn


Explore global relationships, forged through trade, industry and culture

Where was the light bulb invented? What about the first steam locomotive, or hydroelectricity? They were all invented in the North East of England.

This course introduces you to the historical, technological and cultural connections between the people and places of the North East and the wider world.

You’ll learn how the region’s industry and trade inspired global innovations in science and engineering.

You’ll explore the rich history of diversity in the North East, and what it means to be “Geordie”.

You’ll learn about regeneration in the North East today, and how it will affect the future.

This course is aimed at anyone interested in the history and culture of the North East.

Taught by

Leona Skelton


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    the title got me! Gerodie in Spain, looking to be even more Global. Got to be fun so I'm looking forward to it! Howay man!

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