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The Industrial Discussion Clubs Experiment was seen as an extension of the education services of the Army Bureau of Current Affairs, providing adult education in current affairs to workers in war factories. The organisers hoped the lunch-hour discussion groups would build industrial morale by increasing understanding of what the war was about and involvement in planning the post-war reconstruction. The scheme was launched in Summer 1943 and was still operating at the end of the war. In April 1945, the Gateshead branch reported 20 factories were still holding regular meetings on topics including 'The Education Bill', 'The Colour Bar', 'Is Britain a Democracy'.

Title Factory Discussion Groups, 1943
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Production Date 1943
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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