Mayo, Charles

First name/s: Charles
Last name: Mayo
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Date of birth: 21/08/1927
Year of birth: 1927

Life before Ruskin

Date and place of birth: Persian Gulf

Family: Parents divorced: brought up by mother with two sisters, temporary factory work then locomotive fireman ay Kings Cross


Politics/Trade union activity: YCL, ASLEF

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

Life at Ruskin

Dates at Ruskin: 1954-56

Source of funding: TUC

Campaigns/political activity: Oxford University Socialist Society

Subjects studied at Ruskin: English Literature, History, Political Theory, French



Life after Ruskin

Education: Trinity College, Cambridge (Mature State Scholarship)

Work: 15 years FE lecturer, 4 years TV programme maker, 15 years adult education officer, IBA

Politics/trade union activity: Greenwich Labour Party, 1987 retired to Cornwall

Family: wife, two sons both married, two grandsons

Place & date of death:

Date of death:
Year of death: 0

Achievements / Publications

Contributor to Educational Research, IBA, Associate Editor, Journal of Educational Television and articles therein. Research on subtitles for deaf on television, awarded Medal by RNID.

Material in archives or already published articles

‘Ghosts of Steam’ Diary of footplate experience, early 1950s.

Ruskin Library, also several university libraries, social history centres and railway museums. Privately printed and distributed to sources likely to support History Workshop.


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Comment of contributor/s and sources


Marjorie Mayo

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