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Robert Owen
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Born in Newtown, Mid Wales
Born on 14th of May 1771
Died on 17th of November 1858

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1771 -1858. Welsh social and educational reformer.

Son of a saddler. By age of 19 was manager of a cotton mill. Established a model community in New Lanark with improved housing and working conditions, a school and a village store. Toured the country making speeches on his experiments. Established a new community in America, New Harmonoy, based on his socialist ideas. Sold his textile mills in 1827 and spent rest of is life helping various reform groups.

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I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. - Sir John Mortimer
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