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William Temple

(1881-1944), Archbishop of Canterbury

Sitter in 28 portraits
Religious leader. Educated at Rugby School and Balliol College, Oxford, Temple became Headmaster of Repton School, Bishop of Manchester, and in succession Archbishop of both York and Canterbury (1942-4). A famous preacher and an advocate of social reform, Temple played a prominent role in the reforms of the nation's education system, that lead to the 1944 Education Act. He was elected the first President of the Worker's Education Association (1908-1924), and his loyalty to the WEA was lifelong. The Association's headquarters in Portman Square were called after him.

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