Graham Taylor

Graham Taylor was born and brought up amid the back-to-back slums of Birmingham, and so has a first-hand interest in slum-clearance. At 17 he won a scholarship to study Modern History at Worcester College, Oxford, but found academia remote. After working in industry for seven years Graham chose to take a large pay cut in order to teach car mechanics, engineers and building workers in a further education college. There he found satisfying work, became a trade unionist and was able to write in various journals on industrial relations and economic history.