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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleBalogh, Lord
Ref No8SUF/B/151
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 31
Date3 May 1977
Extent32:59 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biography for Lord Balogh
DescriptionInterview took place at the House of Lords. Also see other interviews related to Hubback [8SUF/B/067, 8SUF/B/066, 8SUF/B/070, 8SUF/B/072, 8SUF/B/088, 8SUF/B/100, 8SUF/B/189, 8SUF/B/195].

Interview summary:
0:00 mins:
Met Eva Hubback through her sister Winnifred, Stayed in her house in Hampstead and lectured at Morley College, where she was Principal. Her politics liberal not socialist. Her temperament: kind and sensitive, made people feel that they were better than they were. She reinforced contacts with the Keynesians. Introduced him to Dr Jimmy Mallon, Warden of Toynbee Hall. An organiser like Beatrice Webb, but less intimidating. Her house austere inside.

15:00 mins:
Eva Hubback unostentatious with nice eyes. They talked economics and she liked his ideas. Labour Party full of idealists who didn't understand economics. Liberals were interventionists. She collaborated in Lloyd George's Yellow Book in 1928. A good principal of Morley College. A contact within a social network. Hungarians put family first, upper class English put networks first. Despite family obligations she devoted her time to others. Mildly eccentric.

30:00 mins:
Eva Hubback was helpful but not crucial to his career. A dependable friend.
Related Record8SUF/B/119
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 56
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