CCJ Norfolk Branch Event
Professor Lawrence Goldman. Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: ‘William Beveridge, William Temple and R. H. Tawney: Founding the Welfare State and welcoming Jewish refugees.’ Remarkable men.
The relationships between three of the founders of the welfare state – William Beveridge, it’s architect; William Temple, wartime Archbishop of Canterbury and the man who coined the very term ‘welfare state’; and R. H. Tawney, the author of the most famous 20th century British socialist text, Equality (1931). They were friends at Oxford; Tawney married Beveridge’s sister; Temple officiated at that wedding and at the later wedding of Beveridge. They were all very active in assisting Jewish scholars in the 1930s who were fleeing from Nazism and Tawney was a founder of what became the CCJ. Beveridge took the lead in assisting Jewish scholars from his position as Director of the London School of Economics. Temple and Tawney were profound Christians as well (though Beveridge was an atheist).
Followed by light refreshments.
Time – 7pm Tuesday 31st March
Venue – The Light House, Fishergate Norwich, NR3 1SE
Cost – Donation towards venue and refreshments in the region of £3:00