Document Reference NumberULA/D9
TitleA. J. Allaway papers
DescriptionPersonal papers, lecture and research notes of Professor of Adult Education
Extent11 boxes
ArrangementThe papers have been arranged as follows:

1. Personal Papers and Memorabilia
2. Photographs
3. Education and Appointments
4. Student Notes
5. Lectures
6. Research Notes and Drafts
7. Course and Conference Papers
8. Correspondence
9. Printed Material
AdminHistoryAlbert John Allaway (1902-83) was a Yorkshireman who left school at 14 to work in the engineering industry. During this time he attended WEA classes and was subsequently awarded a Cassell Scholarship to Sheffield University where he read Economics 1928-31, graduating with first class honours. From 1931-38 he was an extra-mural tutor for Manchester University in the Rossendale area and from 1938-46 he was Lecturer and Director of Extra-Mural Studies at Queens University, Belfast. He became professor of Adult Education and Director of Extra Mural Studies at Leicester in 1946 and retired in 1967. From his retirement until his 80th birthday he continued as an active part-time adult teacher with Leicester and other universities and at national conferences.
In Rossendale, Belfast and Leicester Allaway succeeded in increasing the provsion, range and quality of adult education. At Leicester the number of adult education students increased from 1500 after the war to 6000 by the time Allaway retired in 1967. The transfer of Vaughan College from its old building to a new building at the Jewry Wall meant that it was the first ever purpose-built adult education centre attached to a university.
Allaway's main interests were in the social sciences and the social services and he was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal for his work over many years with the National Council of Social Service. He also served for some time as President of the Educational Centres Association and the National Federation of Community Associations and was the first British president of the Institute of Transactional Analysis.
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