All Souls Group (ASG)
The All Souls Group was convened in June 1941 by Dr W.G.S. Adams to discuss various proposals for the reform of post-war education. While education was the central concern of the Group, some discussions were set in the wider context of local government reform, social policies, the arts, science, industry, or the health service. Members often invited guests, including figures such as R.A.Butler. Membership grew and included Cooke, Newsom, Clarke, Adams, Robert Birley, Basil Blackwell, Henry Clay, John Maud, Christopher Cox, Kenneth Lindsay, Eric James, John Wolfenden, W. Roy Niblett, Fred Schonell, H.C. Dent and W.O. Lester Smith.