Tony Flower

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"Dr Tony Flower was Michael Young’s right-hand man during most of the 80s and 90s; he was also Chair of the Institute of Community Studies before becoming the first Chair of the Young Foundation (2003 to 2005).

"He has been Director of numerous charitable and voluntary organisations and has acted as Consultant to many other organisations, notably for the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust. He was also Chairman of Education Extra (the Foundation for After School Learning), and of its successor, ContinYou. His publications include Young at Eighty (with Geoff Dench & Kate Gavron) (1995). Tony has a PhD in Mass Communications.

"The organisations of which he has been Director include the Tawney Society (1982-88), the Research Institute for Economic and Social Affairs (1982-92), Argo Venture (1984-), Healthline (1986-88), the Health Information Trust (1987-88), the Campaign for Educational Choice (1988), the Environmental Concern Centre in Europe (1990-92), and Co-Director of the Green Alliance (1991-92).

"His consultancies have included advising the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (1992-96), the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd. (1993-2003), the Cambridge Female Education Trust (1999-2001). He was an Associate of the Open College of the Arts (1988-95), the Institute for Public Policy Research (1989-95), the Earth Centre (1990-2001) and the Family Covenant Association (Baby Naming Society) (1994-2001). He was also Editor of the Tawney Journal (1982-88) and of Samizdat magazine (1988-91).

"Tony was a Founder Member of the Social Democratic Party in 1981 and was a Member of the Council for Social Democracy (1982-84)."[1]  


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  1. youngfoundation Tony Flower, organizational web page, accessed May 19, 2013.