History

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The Ruth Hayman Trust was set up in 1983 by the National Association for Teaching English and other Community Languages (NATECLA) in memory of its first secretary. 
 
Ruth Hayman was a courageous South African lawyer banned for her opposition to apartheid. She came to the UK and turned her talents and boundless energy to establishing ESOL classes in north London and campaigning to improve provision nationally.

Sheila Rosenberg OBE, Trust President and former Chair, has worked tirelessly for the Trust since 1983.  In this interview with Mary Simpson, current Chair, she describes some of the changes and challenges over the years.  

Interview with Trust founder member Sheila Rosenberg