J.F.C. Harrison (1921-2018)

Labour and social historians around the world will be saddened to hear of the death of the renowned J.F.C. Harrison, who has passed away at the age of 96.

JFC Harrison teaching.

During his long and distinguished career, John held posts at the University of Leeds, University of Wisconsin and was Professor of Social History at the University of Sussex, where he was based until his retirement.

He was a prolific author, and his books included: Learning & Living: a study in the history of the English adult education movement (1961); Robert Owen and the Owenites in Britain and America (1969); and The Second Coming: Popular Millenarianism, 1780-1850 (1979).

A full obituary by SSLH Vice President Malcolm Chase can be read in the Guardian online here.