Robert Turnbull: The Plebs League In The North of England and Working Class Education

The Plebs League was an educational movement in the United Kingdom which aimed to create independent education opportunities for the working class.  Here Robert Turnbull talks about the tradition in the north of England and some of the key figures who were a part of its organisation.

Robert mentions Noah Ablett and the pivotal role which he had in bringing together the efforts of coal mining communities to produce education in their context and locale.  Focusing on Ruskin College and many of the people who attended Ruskin – including Noah Ablett, Robert expresses the power and depth of the history which united tens of thousands of people to improve their own lives.