Born on 22nd of August 1952
Mansbridge left school aged 14 and worked for the Cooperative Building Society before taking classes at King’s College London and starting work as a night-school teacher. His fame rests primarily on his work in adult education, as the instigator in 1903 and general secretary from 1905 of what became The Workers’ Educational Association. He was also a leading light in the foundation of the National Central Library, and wrote widely on educational topics.
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