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Webb Memorial Trust: established in 1944 as a memorial to Beatrice Webb [website]

webmaster, WMT (2013) Webb Memorial Trust: established in 1944 as a memorial to Beatrice Webb [website]. Webb Memorial Trust.

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Abstract

"The Trust was set up in 1944 as a memorial to Beatrice Webb. In 1947 the Trust purchased a large country house close to Holmbury St. Mary, near Dorking, in Surrey as a conference centre for the ‘advancement of education and learning with respect to the history and problems of government and social policy’ It was renamed Beatrice Webb House. From the 1950s through to the 1970s the house became an important base for education and discussion for bodies such as the Fabian Society and many trade unions. However, with the continuing decline in demand for such a facility in the late seventies and eighties, changing requirements by users and the deteriorating fabric of the building, the Trust decided in 1986 to sell the house. The money realised from the sale provides the funds for the Trust’s activities today. Since 1987 The Trust has funded a wide range of projects in the UK and Eastern Europe. From 2006-2010 most of its expenditure has been used to support two major projects. The first established the Webb Institute of Leadership and Democracy at Ruskin College while the second more publicised project was designed to celebrate the centenary of the Webbs’ Minority report to the Poor Law Commission in 1909." - About the Trust web page, accessed 1 May 2013.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: Home page accessed 1 May 2013.
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Date Deposited: 01 May 2013 09:30
Last Modified: 01 May 2013 09:32
URI: http://webbs.library.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/644

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