Webb, Sidney Mrs. - from United Kingdom

ID: 238406
Organization: FAB
Country of meeting: GBR in the year 1912-1913

Beatrice Webb (nee Potter) became a leading social reformer, Fabian Society member, co-founder of LSE and prolific diarist.

At LSE, Beatrice is largely known as one of our four co-founders (alongside her husband Sidney, Graham Wallas and George Bernard Shaw). In Beatrice Webb’s diary, held at LSE Digital Library, the events of the 1877-1943 are seen through her eyes. She succinctly records the founding vision of the School, largely led by Sidney.

“His vision is to found, slowly and quietly, a ‘London School of Economics and Political Science’ – a centre not only of lectures on special subjects, but an association of students who would be directed and supported in doing original work.”


Activities in the Orangization:
Executive Committee 1913-1914