1. Why Learn?

The numbers are not clear, but we can be confident that there are over eight million self-help groups with over a 100 million members since the idea was first tried in India in the 1980s. It is now at the core of the Indian Government’s anti-poverty strategy. Noel Matthias took a group of people fighting…

4. The Barnett Speech. Settlements of University Men in Great Towns

Samuel Barnett was vicar of St Jude’s Church in Whitechapel. He and his wife Henrietta developed the idea of a settlement, in his words a form of university extension, in her words a place ‘to learn as much as to teach, to receive as much as to give’. Barnett outlined the idea in a lecture…