Betty Scharf: Tape One

Scope and Content

Betty Scharf was born on 1 Jan 1917 in London. Scottish roots. Parents; siblings and the First World War - father in Canadian Cavalry Corps. Religious convictions. Early schooling. Briefly attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. The Granville Group; socialising; joining Labour Party. Low paid Civil Service position. Suffrage movement. Sent to international Gathering of School Children, 1932. Quaker summer school camps. Stopped working and studied at London School of Economics (LSE). Vocational work with Family Welfare Association. Talks about lecturers: Tawney, Lasky and Robbins.