Jean Davis obituary

My mother, Jean Davis, who has died aged 93, was a lifelong Marxist and trade unionist. She committed her life and career as a social worker to working against all kinds of inequality.

She was born in Golders Green, north London, to Minnie (nee Lewis), a wartime ambulance driver, and Sidney Jacobs, a director of the Times Furnishing company. When the second world war broke out Jean was boarding at Badminton school, Bristol, and the school was soon evacuated to Devon. She went on to study sociology at the London School of Economics, where she graduated with a first.

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Category: Social Work