Project ID845
DescriptionEric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury, came from a long line of bankers and philanthropists. Although he considered the hereditary peerage to be against his political and personal principles, he served in the House of Lords from 1971 until his death in 2016. He was a champion of human rights both at home and abroad and his Buddhist and humanist beliefs were reflected in the causes he supported. His passion for reform and worthy causes may have been influenced by his ancestor, Sir John Lubbock (1834 – 1913), who had introduced bank holidays and a reduction in working hours in order to provide a healthier lifestyle for the working classes.
TopicSocial history
TypeU3A-led research (not an SLP)
Organization/partnerCitizens 800, Royal Holloway College
Year started2018
Source of referenceCitizens 800 website
OutputNone known
NotesThis is one of number of SLPs linked to the Citizens project at Royal Holloway College - see file card 547 for details
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