Morrell, James

First name/s: James
Last name: Morrell
Known names / nicknames: sometimes known as Jimmy
Date of birth: 25/06/1923
Year of birth: 1923

Life before Ruskin

Date and place of birth 25 June 1923 Twickenham
Family Father Frederick, mother Violet, brother Peter, sister Christina
Work Bank clerk, Second World War: navigator in RAF, coal miner
Politics/Trade union activity Member of NUM

Trade Union membership (at time of entry to Ruskin) NUM

Life at Ruskin

Dates at Ruskin early 1950s
Source of funding Trade Union
Campaigns/political activity Labour Society
Subjects studied at Ruskin History(?)
Dissertation Crimean War

Life after Ruskin

Education PPE at Wadham College, Oxford
Work Business forecaster
Politics/trade union activity originally Labour Party member, PPC for Woodford in 1964, later joined SDP.
Family Married Betty Bristow 1944, 3 children, Lynne, Caroline, Robin. Married Margaret Nicholls 1972
Place & date of death lived in Sussex, Essex and from 1960s at the Barbican, London. Died 2000

Date of death:
Year of death: 2000

Achievements / Publications

Established the Henley Centre for Forecasting

Set up his own company, James Morrell Associates

Visiting professor at Green College, Oxford

Material in archives or already published articles

Some 60 publications, including books and series of forecasts


Notes on Image/s

Image can be found in Obituary Guardian, 10/10/2000

Comment of contributor/s and sources

Personal knowledge


Caroline Morrell (daughter)

created 26/10/2013 at 12:37 pm, updated 29/09/2014 at 3:22 pm

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