Mel Doyle, who has died aged 73 from a progressively degenerative illness, was deputy general secretary of the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) in the UK, from 1993 until his retirement in 2004.
WEA is dedicated to bringing adult education into the heart of communities, especially to people with disadvantages in life. Doyle, joined as a research assistant in 1974, and was a driving force behind the creation of EURO-WEA which, for a period, acted as the European regional arm of the global International Federation of Workers’ Education Associations.
His contribution to trade union education stands as one of his major professional achievements.
Read more: Mel Doyle’s obituary in The Guardian