Records of the All Souls Group
The All Souls Group was convened late in June 1941 by Dr W.G.S. Adams, then Warden of All Souls, to discuss various proposals for the reform of post-war education. The first meeting was held at All Souls and was attended by, among others, John Newsom, Douglas Cooke, Fred Clarke and Adams.
Meetings were then held every three to four months and the 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.
The All Souls Group continues to meet on a regular basis to discuss education and related topics.