Laurence Collinson

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Laurence Collinson in the early 1950s
Laurence Collinson (1925–1986) was a British and Australian playwright, actor, poet, journalist, and secondary school teacher.

Born in Yorkshire,[1] Collinson's family moved to Australia in 1930. He received a secondary teaching diploma from and from 1955 to 1961 taught mathematics and English in various Melbourne secondary schools. From 1961 to 1964, Collinson worked as the editor of The Educational Magazine.[2] In 1964, he returned to England. In the 1970s Laurence worked in his West Hampstead apartment as a Gestalt / Transactional Analysis group therapist.

In August 1970 he became Chairman of CHE's new London Group 1.[3] He was one of the founders of Gay Sweatshop.

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  1. Australian Poets and Their Works, by William Wilde, Oxford University Press, 1996
  2. National Library of Australia
  3. Amiable Warriors Volume One, page 347.