'You Never Know Your Luck' by Fred Jarvis

Thursday 17-07-2014 - 00:00

Fred Jarvis, former NUS President and General Secretary of National Union of Teachers (NUT), has published his memoirs reflecting on his lifelong campaigning for education.

Fred Jarvis recalls many of his experiences including:

  • delivering radio accumulators in London’s East End;
  • writing for the local paper in a dug-out while on war service in Europe;
  • guiding the young Queen Elizabeth round his union’s exhibition at Olympia;
  • searching for whisky for Harold Macmillan after the Profumo debate;
  • welcoming Frank Sinatra at 10 Downing Street;
  • discussing selection for secondary education with the millionaire co-owner of West Ham United (who failed his 11-plus).

Fred became President of NUS between 1952 and 1954. He became General Secretary of NUT between 1975 and 1989.

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