The Lord Harris of Peckham

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At the age of 15, Lord Harris of Peckham took over his family’s carpet business following the sudden death of his father. 20 years later Harris was running 93 shops. It is for his extensive contributions to education, however, that Harris is recognised. He is the sponsor and chairman of the Harris Federation, a non-for-profit organisation which he established so that London children might have a better education than Harris himself had. Many Academies have been founded from Harris’ donations such as the Harris City Technology College, Harris Academy Merton and Harris Manchester College, Oxford. 

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