250th birthday

Date of his birth

Robert Owen was born on 14th May in 1771, at No.2 Broad Street, Newtown, in Powys Mid Wales.

Regarded as Father of the Cooperative Movement and Trade Unions, he was one of the greatest social reformers of his time and of international significance. His work is of great importance and he was a philanthropist of the poor and vulnerable.

2021 will be a big year with celebrations planned to mark his 250th birthday. A calendar has been produced and you can buy a copy online by clicking here.

ROM calendar back cover
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Read more about his early life and birth in Newtown here

Watch a video describing his legacy here


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