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Ann Dummett

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Residence  Oxford, England
Role  Author
Occupation  Activist, author
Parents  Arthur Chesney
Years active  1950s – 2012
Uncles  Edmund Gwenn
Name  Ann Dummett

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Full Name  Agnes Margaret Ann Chesney
Born  4 September 1930St George Hanover Square, London, England, UK
Education  Ware Grammar School for Girls
Spouse(s)  Sir Michael Anthony Eardley Dummett (1951-2011; his death)
Children  5 (+ 2 who predeceased their parents)
Died  February 7, 2012, Oxford, Mississippi, United States
Alma mater  Somerville College, Oxford
Books  Subjects, Citizens, Aliens and Others: Nationality and Immigration Law
Similar People  Arthur Chesney, Charles Fried, Estelle Winwood, Edmund Gwenn

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Ann, Lady Dummett (born Agnes Margaret Ann Chesney; 4 September 1930 – 7 February 2012) was an English activist, campaigner for racial justice and published author.


Early life and career

Born at St George Hanover Square, London, the daughter of actor Arthur Chesney, she was related to actors Edmund Gwenn and Cecil Kellaway. She attended Ware Grammar School for Girls and Somerville College, Oxford. In 1951 she married the philosopher Michael Dummett. With Evan Luard, Oxford's MP, they founded the Oxford Committee for Racial Integration, forerunner to Oxfordshire Council for Community Relations, and she became a full-time community relations officer.

She went on to work at the Institute of Race Relations, the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants and the Runnymede Trust of which she was director from 1984 to 1987. Dummett died on 7 February 2012 in Oxford, England from unknown causes, six weeks after the death of her husband, Michael.


  • A Portrait of English Racism, Penguin, 1973; ISBN 0140216073
  • Citizenship and Nationality, Runnymede Trust, London, 1976
  • A New Immigration Policy, Runnymede Trust, London, 1978
  • British Nationality: the AGIN guide to the new law (with Ian Martin), published for the Action Group on Immigration and Nationality by the National Council for Civil Liberties, London, 1982; ISBN 0901108995
  • Towards a Just Immigration Policy (ed.), Cobden Trust, London, 1986; ISBN 0900137266
  • Racially Motivated Crime: responses in three European cities: Frankfurt, Lyons and Rome (ed.), Commission for Racial Equality, London 1997; ISBN 1854422014
  • References

    Ann Dummett Wikipedia

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