Papers of David Widgery

Scope and Content

Draft versions of Widgery's books / pamphlets, notes etc. Also includes small amount of background material.

Administrative / Biographical History

David Widgery (1947-1992) was a doctor, writer, journalist and activist. He joined the International Socialists (later the Socialist Workers' Party) in 1967 and was a co-founder of Rock Against Racism (RAR) in 1976. He qualified as a doctor in 1972 and began practising medicine at Bethnal Green Hospital, later working as a General Practioner in London's East End.

[Information from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, accessed 3 May 2013].

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This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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