Educationalist and writer. Born Cincinnati, Ohio. She came to Britain in 1948 to study at Oxford. There she met Tony Benn, who became her husband. An advocate of comprehensive education, she co-founded the Campaign for Comprehensive Education. Her writings include a biography of the Labour pioneer Keir Hardie. Died at Charing Cross Hospital.
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