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Alec Dickson

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Alec Dickson

Person  Male  Born 23/5/1914  Died 23/9/1994

Categories: Education

Countries: Africa, Hungary

Community educationist. Born Alexander Graeme Dickson at Duxhill Lodge, Ruislip. He served in Africa in World War II, where he began to formulate his ideas for mass education. He returned in 1948 and introduced a number of community development training schemes. Back in Europe he assisted refugees escaping from the Soviet Union's occupation of Hungary this experience prompted him to set up Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), to tap the energy of young people for community service. In 1962, he and his wife founded Community Service Volunteers (CSV), which was a similar organisation, but focused on British youth. Died at his home, where the plaque now is. The photograph shows him with his wife Mora.

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Alec Dickson, 1914 - 1994, founder VSO & CSV, lived and died here. Bedfor...

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