John Macartney has now retired from a motor industry manufacturing career and spends some of his time writing extensively on the history of his former work environment. John’s key interest is about the people who designed, made, sold, and serviced the cars. He has always been fascinated by the lives of people in terms of how they used aspects of their lives outside the motor industry in the service of others.
His talk about William Morris, Viscount Nuffield (founder of Morris Motors) is an excellent example.
John has spent the last 20 years researching this amazing man’s life and achievements, and the fruits of those investigations have come together in this talk that has proved to be stimulating and interesting for many audiences.
Viscount Nuffield (or little Bill Morris) was born in a simple terraced house in Worcester, to a family that fully understood the full meaning of financial hardship and bad health. He used these two well known situations to the advantage of millions of others during and after his life. Funds for research in medicine, learning and treatment facilities in the UK, and overseas, were often financed in whole – or in part – by William Morris from his own financial resources.
This talk will be online and details will be sent via the newsletter to members.