John Carswell (1918 - 1997)
Civil servant. After war service in India, joined the new Ministry of Pensions (1946), to implement the Beveridge report; responsible at Department of Education & Science for expanding new universities (1960s), and at the UGC (1970s), in financing them. Secretary of the British Academy (1978-1983), – followed Neville Williams (Col E 2),. Writer on political economy. Son of Donald and Catherine, born at Holly Bush House, and lived most of his life in Hampstead. Instrumental in saving Branch Hill and Kenwood House. Chair, Heath and Old Hampstead Society.
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